The trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd is getting national attention. The trial will likely be a topic of conversation in many homes over the next several weeks. So, 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.
At Children’s Minnesota, we know that after a disaster, such as the current COVID-19 outbreak, occurs, child abuse rates can go up. It’s natural for parents to feel frustrated. Get tips to maintain balance as a stressed parent.
TIM HORTONS®, one of North America’s largest restaurant chains operating in the quick service segment, recently signed on to be the coffee donor for Children’s Family Resource Centers. Thanks to their generosity, patient families are invited and encouraged to refresh and rejuvenate with a complimentary cup of freshly brewed, premium (regular or decaf) coffee whenever they visit our Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses. To learn more about the TIM HORTONS® brand, please visit www.timhortons.com.
With ticks come high rates of tick-borne illness such as Lyme disease. Get the facts and learn how to prevent tick-borne illnesses.
At Children's Minnesota, we are looking for input from our patient families to help make the Children's care experience better. If your child is currently a patient at a Children's clinic or hospital, or has previously been a patient, we encourage you to get involved in the Families as Partners program. Families as Partners pathways offer diverse opportunities for involvement, including sharing your story, educating staff, providing peer-support and advocating for pediatric policy issues.
The Family Resource Center is a comfortable, welcoming place where helpful staff can connect you to services and amenities during your stay at Children’s Minnesota.