Take a look at Washburn Center's recent news.

Joining children in moments of stress

Training Institute Director Lauren Nietz kicked off year two of Washburn Center’s Thought Leadership Speaker Series: Let’s Talk with her presentation, “We Repeat What We Don’t Repair: Being Present for Youth in Your Life.” As a practicing clinician, facilitator, trainer and instructor of early childhood mental health, Lauren highlighted the importance of joining children in… Read more »

Donor Spotlight: Tata Consultancy Services embraces children’s mental health and the Washburn Games

For the past five years, TCS has sponsored The Washburn Games, a noncompetitive sports sampler that gives children the opportunity to be physically active while creating awareness about children’s mental health.

Washburn Center has reduced wait times for therapeutic appointments

Anxiety, depression, trauma – Washburn Center is here to help families when they need us most. We now have reduced wait times for kids ages birth through 18-years-old for appointments throughout the Twin Cities Metro Area. Immediate openings at our Edina and Brooklyn Park location for Outpatient Therapy. Reduced wait times for Crisis Stabilization. Call 612.871.1454… Read more »

Providing Children the Tools Children Need to Succeed

Washburn Center for Children invites you to help children start the school year prepared to learn by donating back-to-school supplies.

The impact of community trauma on our emotional well-being

An officer-involved shooting in Minneapolis on June 23 resulted in the death of a man from North Minneapolis. As an organization providing children’s mental health services, we recognize the psychological impact this incident has on the emotional well-being of our neighbors.

Celebrating our new mission during National Mental Health Month

In May, as we celebrate National Mental Health Month, Washburn Center is excited to unveil our new mission statement and core values: Our commitment to children’s mental health is stronger than ever – and our amazing supporters bring this new mission and core values to life each and every day. Governor Dayton and Mayor Frey proclaim… Read more »

Dr. Megan Gunnar discusses how a child’s early experiences affect the foundation for development

Washburn Center hosted its second speaker in the Thought Leadership Speaker Series: Let’s Talk on Tuesday, January 23 with Dr. Megan Gunnar

Launch of Washburn Center’s Thought Leadership Speaker Series

Renowned psychiatrist, author and professor, Dr. Henry Emmons, launched Washburn Center’s Thought Leadership Series: Let’s Talk on Tuesday, October 3. More than 170 participated in his presentation, “Cultivating the roots of resiliency by nurturing our mind, body and heart.” Throughout the evening, Dr. Emmons expressed the importance of having a strong mind-body-heart balance to build… Read more »

A response to Charlottesville

We are deeply saddened, appalled and outraged by the violence, bigotry and hate displayed by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia

A new program for quick access to care

Designed to decrease wait times for child therapy sessions, Washburn Center for Children recently launched the Quick Access program in partnership with Medica.

Meet Washburn Center’s new CEO, Tom Steinmetz

Meet Washburn Center’s new CEO, Tom Steinmetz

Mental health is critical to students’ academic success

In fourth grade, Markos started to struggle socially with his classmates. His once easy friendships became strained with fear and behavioral outbursts.

A response to tragic shootings

Washburn Center for Children is deeply devastated by the recent shootings which have traumatized our local communities and our country. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to the families of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philandro Castile in St. Paul – two fathers, two African-American men who were killed by police officers in front of their children.

A message from Washburn Center

Washburn Center for Children is deeply saddened by the horrific act of terrorism in Orlando Florida, which resulted in the deadliest mass shooting in US History.

Research Highlights Washburn Center’s Impact on Children

A new report released by the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) at the University of Minnesota shows that Washburn Center “has a significant impact on the well-being of children in Minnesota.”

The recent events in our community

At Washburn Center for Children, we understand the tragic death of Jamar Clark and escalating events in North Minneapolis have deeply impacted the children we serve, their families, our community partners and the greater community

Youth Making a Difference

Simone and Eliana Pierotti lead the way on an inspiring endeavor ­—youth philanthropy.