Making a Referral
In order to be considered for a referral by the Second Wind Fund of Boulder County, the youth must be under 19, at risk for suicide, and face a financial barrier to receiving therapy on their own. A child may be referred to our program by a Qualified Referral Source (QRS), which may include but is not limited to school counselors, members of faith communities, nurses or family practitioners, and probation officers.
All therapists in the SWFBC program are private therapists who are licensed by the State of Colorado, maintain malpractice insurance, have experience with teens at risk for suicide, and have agreed to see Second Wind of Boulder County clients at a significantly reduced hourly rate.
SWFBC will pay for a student to visit a program therapist up to 20 sessions. Eight visits are automatically approved at the time of the initial referral. More visits require additional information after therapy has begun.
Second Wind Fund of Boulder County is always searching for therapists. Therapists must be experienced working with youth at-risk for suicide, licensed in Colorado, and have liability insurance ($1,000,000/$3,000,000).
If You Are Concerned About A Youth in Boulder County, Please Follow These Steps:
1. If you are a qualified resource source in the Boulder Valley School District or St Vrain Valley School District
2. PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU CLICK THE QRS LINK AND IT DOES NOT RESPOND, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE (720-212-7527) OR E-MAIL SWFBC.ORG@GMAIL.COM.
3. If you are not a qualified resource source, please call our office at 720-212-7527 to speak with Jenna Clinchard, our Executive Director. You can also leave an e-mail at:
4. After collecting, basic information concerning the suicide risk and financial barrier, SWFBC issues a referral number for the student.
5. The next step is to download the waiver and release of information form and the referral ticket to present to the Second Wind Fund therapist.
6. The youth and their family are encouraged to directly contact one of our therapists to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
MATERIALS FOR MAKING REFERRALS