Classes For Parents and Caregivers of Children
“Wonderful, helpful real-life workshop.” ~ Parent
“Amazing class! I felt supported, engaged and NOT alone on this journey. I really needed this!” ~ Parent
“Talk on process to help kids become more independent was great. So used to doing things for child, and assume he can’t do it. I don’t even think to have him try.” ~ Parent
Below is a list of classes for parents and caregivers of children under 18:
Children’s Challenging Behaviors
Understand the difference between typical age appropriate behaviors and the challenging behaviors that may be a symptom of something more serious. Learn when and how to seek help, parenting strategies, how to access special education or other educational programs, and learn about resources through insurance and the county to help your child and family. This is a six-hour workshop and is for parents or caregivers of children. Click here for scheduled classes.
Mental Health Crisis Planning for Families
Learn the symptoms that can lead to a crisis, steps to take, de-escalation techniques and the role of county crisis teams. Develop a crisis plan for your child and family. This is a two-hour class and is for parents or caregivers of children. Click here for scheduled classes.
Special Education – Helping Students Succeed
Learn the basics about the special education process (evaluation, Individualized Education Plans, students’ rights) and how complex it is. You will understand the laws and rules that impact children with a mental illness or in the Emotional or Behavioral Disability (EBD) category such as 504 Plans, the use of seclusion and restraints, and discipline policies. You will leave with a better understanding of how you can help your child succeed in school. This is a two-hour class and is for parents or caregivers of children. Click here for scheduled classes.
Learn how to help your teen or young adult access resources to succeed in school, employment and independent living. Understand the rights young adults gain when they reach 18 and how to help guide them if they are not ready to total independence. This is a 90 minute class and is for parents or caregivers of youth or young adults. Click here for scheduled classes.
Understanding the Children’s Mental Health System
Learn about Minnesota’s children’s mental health system. Gain information about the different types of services and supports available to families who have a child with a mental illness, and how to access them. Understand best practices and the rights of children and their families in the clinical treatment setting as well as the school. This is a two-hour class designed for parents, school staff, and other providers who support children and their families. Click here for scheduled classes.
Understanding Early Episode Psychosis
Learn about the signs and symptoms of psychosis, causes, treatment options and why early intervention is so important. Participants will learn how to advocate for and help a young person get back to work or school and achieve recovery. This is a two-hour class and is for parents or caregivers of youth or young adults. Click here for scheduled classes.