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Recognizing National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month in April

April is National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. This month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect. At Children’s Minnesota, our team of experts at the Midwest Children’s Resource Center (MCRC) provides specialized care for kids who are affected by abuse.

Heart warrior Colton battles rare heart condition with determination and laughter

Morgan and Clint never expected their journey to parenthood would include their son being diagnosed with a rare and complex congenital heart defect. But with determination and The Kid Experts®, their heart warrior Colton has fought through the many challenges he’s faced in his young life.

Celebrating Social Work Month 2024

To celebrate Social Work Month, we’re highlighting some of our own social workers at Children’s Minnesota: Sam Koktan, LGSW, overnight emergency department social worker, Daisy Dominguez, LGSW, emergency department social worker, and Rhea Sayotovich, LICSW, outpatient Children’s Heart Clinic and fetal echo social worker.

Celebrating Child Life Week with Haley Barta, child life specialist

In honor of Child Life Week, we are excited to highlight Haley Barta, MA, certified child life specialist at Children’s Minnesota, to learn more about her role and what inspired her to become a child life specialist.

Children’s Minnesota expands inclusive patient clothing with modest hospital gowns

To ensure inclusive and culturally-sensitive care for all pediatric patients, The Kid Experts® at Children’s Minnesota and Henna & Hijabs – a Minnesota-based and Black-, Muslim-, woman-led company – are joining together to embark on a new frontier: a new modest pediatric hospital gown.

What are nicotine pouches and why are they harmful to kids?

Nicotine pouches are an emerging product that are becoming increasingly common with teens. But, what are they and why are they harmful to kids?

Shining through the unexpected: Calista’s story

Calista loves the simple things in life and the simple things are all she needs after the unexpected turns her life has taken throughout her 25 years of life. She was born with achondroplasia and later experienced a life-altering brain bleed.

Dex Tuttle named 2023 Program Coordinator of the Year by Injury Free Coalition for Kids

Congratulations to Dex Tuttle, injury prevention program manager at Children’s Minnesota, for being named the 2023 Program Coordinator of the Year by the Injury Free Coalition for Kids!

Mourning the loss of first responders in Burnsville

We mourn the three heroes recently shot and killed in Burnsville, grieve with their families, and honor their service.

A message to the people of Kansas City

We offer our deepest condolences to everyone affected by the horrific shooting. We must do better, especially for our children.