Family and Community Resource Navigators are available in some areas to help expecting and parenting families connect to local early childhood and family well-being services.
Family Well-Being and Mental Health
Services that support family health, mental health, and safety
- Strong and Resilient Families
- Family Service Collaboratives
- Help to plan and coordinate local service systems for families.
- Parenting Support Programs
- Education and support for parents
- Parent Support Outreach Program (PSOP)
- The Parent Support Outreach Program (PSOP) is a voluntary, supportive service that focuses on helping pregnant and parenting families thrive. The overarching goals of PSOP are to enhance the well-being of children and families, support families so they can meet the needs of their children by themselves and through their support system, and support the safety and stability of children and families.
- Crisis Services
- Mental Health Crisis Lines
- Help for adults and children in crisis
- Crisis Nursery
- Child care for families going through a crisis or emergency
- Minnesota Crisis Text Line
- Text MN to 741741. Free 24/7 support. Minnesota’s suicide prevention and mental health crisis texting services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Domestic Violence
- Temporary emergency shelter for people who have experienced domestic abuse
- Mental Health or Substance Use Disorder
- Early Childhood Mental Health Providers
- Early childhood mental health professionals can work with parents and families to assess and treat trauma, emotional or behavioral concerns of babies, toddlers, and young children.
- Children's Therapeutic Services and Supports
- Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS) is a flexible range of mental health and rehabilitation services for children and youth (birth – 21 years) who need varying levels of intervention services in their homes or elsewhere in the community. CTSS combines therapy with skills training to support children in reaching their appropriate developmental and social functioning levels. Individual goals are set so children and families are able to see measurable progress and services are delivered using various treatment modalities that are child/family specific.
- Fast-Tracker: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Resources
- Search the online Fast-Tracker for statewide mental health and substance use disorder treatment professionals
- Mental Health Collaboratives
- Help finding child and family local mental health providers for all ages
- Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health
- The Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health provides education and resources to professionals, families and youth throughout Minnesota and beyond. Resources include mental health fact sheets, publications, traumatic event resources, a toolkit for healing-centered practice, etc. Opportunities for continued education include free pop-up trainings, seasonal training series, Infant/Early Childhood and Children’s Mental Health conferences, on-demand trainings, and reflective consultation groups. Visit online: https://macmh.org.
- Psychiatric Assistance Line - PAL
Services available for professionals working with families:
- Same-day phone consultations for prescribing providers; a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist can help with starting, adjusting, or managing medications
- Phone consultation with a licensed clinical social worker for help finding local mental health resources, or help with clinical questions.
- Reproductive and Sexual Health
- Fact-based information and clinical services, including all FDA approved methods of contraception (birth control), testing and treatment for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), pregnancy testing and all-options pregnancy counseling and referrals, gender affirming hormone care, screening and laboratory tests, preconception care, and evidence-informed sexuality education for young people, teens, and caregivers.