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Children’s Minnesota partners with Target Corporation for employee presentation series

Target Corporation teamed up with Children’s Minnesota to host presentations for their employees on timely topics in child health, including mental and behavioral health, and the impacts of racism on our kids.

Children’s Minnesota expands mental health services for teens

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.

Looking after your child’s mental health this back-to-school season

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.

Recognizing Mental Health Awareness month

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.

Mental Health Awareness Month: how we can help

Children’s Minnesota is honoring Mental Health Awareness Month in May. We know there is a lot going on in the world right now. Because of that, children and teens are facing many new adjustments that may impact their mental health.

The Derek Chauvin trial and verdict, the killing of Daunte Wright: what are the impacts on our kids?

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, provides advice for families after the Chauvin verdict was announced.

The importance of Black kids’ and teens’ mental health during the trial of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd

This time can be especially hard for Black, Indigenous and kids and teens of color. It’s important to check in and monitor our kids’ mental and emotional health during Derek Chauvin’s trial. So, we talked with Dr. Jason Walker, child psychologist at Children’s Minnesota, to get tips for parents to help.

Tips for parents during the trial of Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd

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.