Sarah Boman, DNP, PMHNP - Advanced practice provider
Our partial hospitalization program is a structured mental health treatment designed for kids. Children ages 12-18 who are struggling with emotional and behavioral concerns can participate in the intensive outpatient program during weekdays and return home to their families on evenings and weekends. The goal is to improve mental health symptoms and teach skills necessary for improved function at home and school.
Children’s Minnesota is expanding its behavioral health services by offering a new outpatient mental health program for adolescents. Improving access to intensive treatment comes at a critical time as the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the mental health crisis for kids and teens.
Forest Juvland, LICSW, partial hospitalization program therapist at our specialty center in Lakeville, talks about how going back to school may affect children’s mental health.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. And, kids have been going through a lot during the COVID-19 pandemic. And as summer approaches and it appears we’re returning to some sense of normalcy, it’s important to check in with our kids. Dr. Sarah Jerstad, pediatric psychologist at Children’s Minnesota, is helping parents navigate these upcoming changes.
At Children’s Minnesota, we integrate behavioral health professionals into our primary care clinics so that children get the care they need when they need it most. Integrated behavioral health is available at three of our primary care clinics: Minneapolis, St. Paul and West St. Paul.
The trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd is a topic of conversation in many homes. Many parents are wondering: what impact could this have on kids and their mental and emotional health? During the time of the trial, this could be re-traumatizing for some children, especially black, indigenous and children of color.
Soon you’ll be able to find the Children’s Minnesota care you trust in the south metro! The new Children’s Minnesota Specialty Center – Lakeville will offer rehabilitation and behavioral health services in 2021.
The new Children’s Minnesota Specialty Center – Lakeville is offering rehabilitation, heart care and behavioral health services in the south metro area.