Knowledge for Clinicians

Clinical resources are an invaluable asset to professionals caring for children with mental health challenges.

Resources to Help in the Aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary Tragedy

View resources on how to discuss the tragedy with children.

Therapy Techniques Developed at Washburn

The Developmental Repair Model by Dr. Anne Gearity, developed in Washburn’s Day Treatment program, explores an intensive treatment model for working with young children who have experienced complex trauma and also have aggressive, disruptive symptoms.

Other Mental Health Resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness – NAMI is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health – MACMH is a statewide education and advocacy organization recognized as a resource for children’s mental health.

Zero to Three – Zero to Three’s mission is to promote the health and development of infants and toddlers.

American Psychological Association – The APA is a professional organization representing psychology in the United States.

Research & Training Center for Children’s Mental Health – This Center helps address the need for improved services and outcomes for children with serious emotional/behavioral disabilities and their families.

National Runaway Switchboard – The National Runaway Switchboard helps keep runaway and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.

Child Trauma

National Child Traumatic Stress Network – The NCTSN offers evidence-based interventions, trauma-informed services and public and professional education.

Child Trauma Institute – The institute provides training, consultation, information, and resources for those who work with trauma-exposed children, adolescents, and adults.

Child Trauma Academy –This site provides free online courses that offer creative and practical approaches to understanding and working with maltreated children.

Cultural Competency Resources

Minnesota Department of Human Services – Positive outcomes for children are more likely when the social services are tailored to the unique needs of diverse communities.

National Center for Cultural Competence at Georgetown University – The Center promotes health and mental health equity.