Children and Families

A healthy, supportive childhood is so important to a person’s development. But it can be difficult to navigate the best options for your child, especially when a mental health issue is involved. We were founded in 1970 to provide the mental health support that Twin Cities children didn’t have at the time, and we still focus our efforts on children, adolescents, and the family. Our team will recommend the best program for your family, but we always encourage you to learn about what we offer so you can know what’s available to you.

Babies + Toddlers

The first few years of a child’s life are the most important to ensure healthy relationships later. Our Infant Home Visiting and Family Spirit programs serve new parents who may be struggling with the natural difficulties of becoming new parents.

Services for Children

Therapy

Case Management

DBT

Our outpatient therapy is the “traditional” therapy where your child has a standing appointment with one of our therapists. It can help with everything from managing emotions to managing severe and persistent mental illnesses.

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Having a child with severe and long-term mental health needs can be overwhelming, confusing, tiring, and expensive. To help, our case management team reduces stress and provides clarity without adding cost.

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This program is for children and teens who are suicidal, self-injurious, and have difficulty managing their emotions and sustaining relationships. DBT helps them become more mindful of their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors and improve relationships and self-respect.

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Community Resources: School-Based Therapy

School can be a stressful place. To support our area’s students, we have therapists on-site in dozens of schools throughout the metro area, available to our young clients, their families, and school faculty and staff who may need to refer a student in emotional distress.

Services for Teens

Therapy

Day Treatment

Case Management

Our outpatient therapy is the “traditional” therapy where your child has a standing appointment with one of our therapists. It can help with everything from managing emotions to managing severe and persistent mental illnesses.

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When a child has a mental or emotional health issue, school can be overwhelming and make their health worse. If a student has just come out of hospitalization or a residential program, they might not be ready to return to school. Day Treatment can be useful in both cases.

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Having a child with severe and long-term mental health needs can be overwhelming, confusing, tiring, and expensive. To help, our case management team reduces stress and provides clarity without adding cost.

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Community Resources: School-Based Therapy

School can be a stressful place. To support our area’s students, we have therapists on-site in dozens of schools throughout the metro area, available to our young clients, their families, and school faculty and staff who may need to refer a student in emotional distress.

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Which Is Right For My Child?

Which Is Right For My Child?

Which Is Right For My Child?

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My child is an infant.

My child is younger than 14.

My child is a teenager.

I'm looking for a structured program I can enroll my child in.

I'm looking for continual, adaptive support for my child.

I live in Hennepin County.

I do not live in Hennepin County.

Family Services

Family Therapy

Divorce Education

Family life can be difficult whether someone in your family has a mental health issue or not. We understand that the strength and health of the family unit is fundamental to everyone in it, which is why we offer therapy for the entire family and include it as part of some of our other programs.

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If you have been referred to us for Divorce Education or Co-Parenting classes, you can find more information at the link below.

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