A grant by the Department of Human Services Behavioral Health Division helps families and providers of early childhood education in Ramsey County. The Family Focused program supports children from birth through kindergarten who have social, emotional, behavioral challenges, have been exposed to traumatic events, or are experiencing environmental stressors. Clinicians focus on strengthening the parent-child relationship while supporting children across all areas of development. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, in-home therapy is held via telehealth.
The program offers intensive in-home family therapy in addition to a therapeutic preschool classroom when indicated. Therapists in this program are trained in Child Parent Psychotherapy, an empirically supported treatment for children with histories of exposure to traumatic stress and/or disruptions in their primary attachment relationships.
A client’s health insurance, Medical Assistance and/or Hennepin County will be billed for Family Focused services. Clients may have financial responsibility for co-pays or deductibles. We are also able to provide services for uninsured Hennepin County residents.
Washburn Center’s therapeutic classrooms are located at its Minneapolis office.