Family Connect, Inc. dba
Family Nurturing Center of Colorado
The mission of Family Connect is to connect families to education and resources within the community.
Family Connect, Inc. Family Connect, Inc. is a non-profit organization that was founded by the owners of Palomé Child and Family Specialists, LLC in response to the need for alternate sources of funding for families in need of mental health educational and supportive resources in the community. The mission of Family Connect, LLC is to connect families to resources in the community at free or reduced cost to improve opportunities for children, adolescents and families in the community. Initial programs that Family Connect, Inc. is focused on providing support for in the upcoming fiscal year are The Edge, Teen Center and The Family Nurturing Center of Colorado which are both located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Both programs provide education, support and mental health services for children, adolescents and families in the community to build nurturing, strong families and communities. Family Connect, Inc. believes that peace and love start in the home and nurturing these qualities in families will lead to stronger more peaceful communities.
Laura Olson MS, Med
Laura Olson is one of the founders of Family Connect, Inc. and has a background in providing education and family support services within the community. Ms. Olson has a Master’s of Science in Psychology and a Master of Education in Curriculum with and emphasis in Creative Arts and Learning. Ms. Olson is currently a candidate for a Doctorate in Psychology with an emphasis in Educational Psychology and is completing a doctoral study related to the parent experience of child removal and potential trauma within this experience.
Laura has extensive experience in the areas of child protection, child risk and safety, working with children with severe behaviors, domestic violence, parenting education, trauma, family preservation and implementing the Nurturing Parenting Program. She has been recognized as an expert in the field of child protection and parenting, often testifying in dependency and neglect cases within her area of expertise.
Laura has been married for over 20 years and has two grown children of her own. She has been able to integrate her own experience as a parent into the education and support that she provides to other families. Laura also provides training to professionals in the community and works with interns within her agency who are pursuing their higher education goals.
Other interests include professional writing, art, reading and spending time with her family.
Family Nurturing Center of Colorado #259
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Family Connect, Inc.