Ramsey County Childrens Mental Health Collaborative
Weaving together parents' voices and systems of care for children's mental health
       
       

                                  

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    Youth Intervention Certification

    2016

     


    Ongoing

     


    NAMI Minnesota - Family Support Groups
    Family support groups provide ongoing support for families and friends of persons living with a mental illness.



    Ongoing

     

    NAMI Minnesota - Parent Resource Groups
    Provide an opportunity for parents and caregivers to discuss concerns, learn new skills, discover resources, and find support.


     

    Ongoing
     

    NAMI Minnesota - Young Adult NAMI Connection Groups
    Groups are for teens and young adults.  Groups are facilitated by young adults who are living with mental illnesses and doing well in recovery.

     

    January 7
    (12 weeks)
    6:30 PM -
    9:00 PM
    Cottage Grove


     


    Family To Family

    This class is for family members who have a loved one living with a mental illness.  Learn about mental illness, identify resources, build communication skills, reduce stress, and find support.  Join others for this 12-week series taught by experienced family members.

    REQUIRED: To register call Donna at 651-788-6363


    January 16
    Saturday
    10:00 AM -

    2:00 PM
    Otsego


     


    Kidshop
    Why do they act that way?  It's not fair!  It's embarrassing!  These complaints are often voiced by kids who have a parent or sibling with a mental illness.  Kidshop provides a fun experience where kids join in activities, share concerns, get support and learn they are not alone.

    Call Kara Bennett to register: 651-645-2948 extension 114

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    January 11
    Monday
    9:00 AM -
    4:00 PM
    Maple Grove


     

    Clinical & Generalist Supervision within the Agency Context: Addressing Role Conflicts
    This interactive workshop offers participants the opportunity to reflect on practicing clinical and generalist supervision while also attending to administrative tasks. The workshop begins with a didactic review of the research on organizational culture & identify, role conflict in agency-based clinical supervision, and approaches to addressing these challenges. It concludes with discussion and activities on how attendees will apply these concepts to their supervisory practice.

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    January 18
    (12 weeks)
    6:30 PM -
    9:00 PM
    Excelsior

     


    Family To Family
    This class is for family members who have a loved one living with a mental illness.  Learn about mental illness, identify resources, build communication skills, reduce stress, and find support.  Join others for this 12-week series taught by experienced family members.

    REQUIRED: To register call Tom at 952-412-7385

     

     


    January 19
    (12 weeks)
    6:30 PM -
    9:00 PM
    Lakeville


     

    Family To Family
    This class is for family members who have a loved one living with a mental illness.  Learn about mental illness, identify resources, build communication skills, reduce stress, and find support.  Join others for this 12-week series taught by experienced family members.

    REQUIRED: To register call Joan at 612-205-7080
     



    January 19
    Friday
    6:30 PM -
    8:30 PM
    Saint Paul

     

     

    MNsure Information & Enrollment Event

    In this special NAMI event participants will learn about health insurance options, value of coverage, options under MNsure, MA expansion, changes to Minnesota Care and the benefits to people living with mental illnesses.

    Please pre-register for the event.

    See MNsure Information Card

    MNsure Open Enrollment is open now through January 31, 2016.  NAMI Minnesota offers free navigator assistance to help you complete your application, or find a navigator, here.

     



    January 20
    Wednesday
    9:00 AM -
    4:00 PM
    Woodbury


     


    Working Together in the Best Interest of Young Children and their Families: The Art and Science of Interdisciplinary Collaboration

    This workshop will offer practical strategies for knowing our own scope of practice, when and how to invite other professionals onto the ‘team’, and ways to optimize a working alliance with others in the best interest of young children and their parents.

    Register


    January 22       
    Friday
    8:00 AM -
    4:30 PM
    Saint Paul



     



    Minnesota Safe & Supportive Schools Conference: Addressing Bullying in Schools

    Keynote Speaker: David Esquith, Director of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Healthy Students

    Relevant to All

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    January 28
    Thursday
    9:30 AM -
    12:30 PM
    Saint Paul



     


    Communication-Based Strategies for Self-Regulation
    This workshops provides communication-based strategies that help to develop self-regulation for students with language impairment, emotional/behavioral difficulties, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, and those who have been traumatized or maltreated. The presenter combines her clinical expertise as a speech and language pathologist with her own research and the research of others to provide evidence-based techniques that can be implemented across a variety of ages and settings. Strategies increase self-awareness, provide verbal alternatives to acting out or withdrawing, build emotional literacy, and offer a verbal framework to plan, execute, and evaluate assignments and projects.

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    February 2
    Tuesday
    9:00 AM -
    4:00 PM
    Mounds View


     

    Somatic Interventions in Childhood Trauma, Grief and Loss
    Understanding how children’s brains and bodies are effected by trauma, grief and loss is essential to living and working with children who have experienced a traumatic event in their lives. Trauma is subjective to the individual, it is experienced in varying degrees of severity, and it can often occur pre-verbally. Similarly, grief can be triggered by a variety of losses, including loss of a parent through divorce or incarceration. This workshop will foster a deeper understanding of the effects of trauma and loss on children and teens from a somatic perspective. 

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    February 2
    to March 8
    7:00 PM -
    9:00 PM
    Lakeville



     


    Progression
    This 6-week course is designed to empower young people to take charge of their lives and deal with the issues they are facing in a healthy and effective way.  Progression offers a safe space where teens can feel comfortable talking about what they're going through.  The class helps teens, ages 13-19, understand how to maintain good mental health; how to recognize signs of stress, anxiety, depression and bipolar; how to help friends, siblings and parents understand what they are going through as well as different types of treatment options.

    For information or to register, contact Andrea: 651-645-2948 extension 106 or alee@namimn.org

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    February 3
    (12 weeks)
    6:30 PM -
    9:00 PM
    White Bear Lake

     


    Family To Family
    This class is for family members who have a loved one living with a mental illness.  Learn about mental illness, identify resources, build communication skills, reduce stress, and find support.  Join others for this 12-week series taught by experienced family members.

    REQUIRED: To register call 651-407-7501 or Jody at 651-407-8616




    February 4
    (12 weeks)
    6:30 PM -
    9:00 PM
    Plymouth

     


    Family To Family
    This class is for family members who have a loved one living with a mental illness.  Learn about mental illness, identify resources, build communication skills, reduce stress, and find support.  Join others for this 12-week series taught by experienced family members.

    REQUIRED: To register call Elizabeth at 612-432-0471

     


    February 9
    Tuesday
    9:30 AM -
    11:30 AM
    Eagan


     
    Ethical Practice: Back to Basics in a Complex World
    This workshop will revisit Strom-Gottfried’s Six-Question Model for ethical decision making in the context of current practice dilemmas.  Participants will explore options for implementing a grounding process.

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    February 13
    Saturday
    9:00 AM -
    12:00 PM
    Apple Valley


    South of the River Resource and Education Fair
    For children with Special Needs ages birth - 21 and their caregivers

    Learn more about local services for children, teens, and young adults who have: physical, intellectual and learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder or struggle with mental health issues.

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    Februaury 22
    Monday
    12:30 PM -
    3:30 PM
    Shoreview

     


    Don't Tell Me To Calm Down! Applying Mind-Body Interventions Through the Lens of Trauma
    In this workshop, participants will explore critical components needed to soothe the central nervous systems of children experiencing a post-traumatic stress response. Attendees will practice assessment skills designed to help them attune to where a child is activated within the arousal-relaxation cycle. Learn hands-on strategies for calming, mobilization, releasing and transitioning, and leave feeling inspired, centered and hopeful!

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    February 27
    Saturday
    1:00 AM -
    2:00 PM
    Eagan


    Kidshop

    Why do they act that way?  It's not fair!  It's embarrassing!  These complaints are often voiced by kids who have a parent or sibling with a mental illness.  Kidshop provides a fun experience where kids join in activities, share concerns, get support and learn they are not alone.


    Call Kara Bennett to register: 651-645-2948 extension 114

    Flyer


    March 2
    Wednesday
    9:30 AM -
    12:30 PM
    Saint Paul


     


    The Effects of Trauma on Young Children: Strategies for Support
    This workshop is intended for multidisciplinary practitioners working with young children and families. The impact of stress and trauma on the development and well-being of young children, and their families and caregivers will be reviewed. It will include an emphasis on strategies for supporting young children and their families, including how to talk about trauma and use a ‘trauma lens’ to understand and respond to children’s behavior from a stress/trauma vs. behavioral perspective.
    Register



    March 3 -
    April 7
    7:00 PM -
    9:00 PM
    Saint Paul

     


    Progression
    This 6-week course is designed to empower young people to take charge of their lives and deal with the issues they are facing in a healthy and effective way.  Progression offers a safe space where teens can feel comfortable talking about what they're going through.  The class helps teens, ages 13-19, understand how to maintain good mental health; how to recognize signs of stress, anxiety, depression and bipolar; how to help friends, siblings and parents understand what they are going through as well as different types of treatment options.


    For information or to register, contact Andrea: 651-645-2948 extension 106 or alee@namimn.org

    Register          Flyer


    March 4
    Friday
    9:30 AM -
    12:30 PM
    Eagan

     

    Anxious Youth: A Practitioner’s Toolbox for Group Sessions
    Feeling anxious or worried is common among adolescents, yet sometimes anxiety becomes an exaggerated, unhealthy response. This interactive presentation will highlight a ten-session group counseling framework designed to assist students experiencing heightened anxiety. Participants will be provided with access to the curriculum, weekly lesson plans and activities, as well as formative and summative assessments used with middle and high school students in the school setting.

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    March 10
    Thursday
    12:30 PM -
    3:30 PM
    Eagan


     


    Managing the Pitfalls and Dilemmas in Treating Children and Families Experiencing High Conflict
    Families with high levels of parental conflict create significant challenges that may overwhelm and compromise the effectiveness of mental health practitioners. Through interactive methods participants will identify common pitfalls and dilemmas faced when treating families with high conflict. Strategies and best practices will be discussed in the context of several case studies where conflict was a significant factor.

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    March 10
    Thursday
    6:30 PM -
    8:30 PM
    Burnsville

     


    Understanding Early Episode Psychosis
    This class will help young people who have experienced psychosis and/or their family members and loved ones understand symptoms, causes, and treatments of psychosis.  Participants who have experienced psychosis will learn how to self-advocate and get back to work or school and achieve recovery.  Loved ones and family members will learn how to help and support a young person through recovery.

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