Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center’s Children’s Community Based Services department works with children and families coping with mental illness by providing positive behavior intervention strategies. We assist with mental health intervention strategies and skill building techniques to build resilience with children and families. We are community based and are able to meet children and families at home, in their school or in their community. Along with our clinic locations in Winona, Caledonia, Rushford, Wabasha and Red Wing.
Our School Linked/Based Mental Health Services are offered at numerous public and charter schools within the counties of Fillmore, Houston, Winona and Wabasha. Our School Linked/Based therapist and skills practitioners meet with the children and their families in school to provide traditional therapy and therapeutic skills services.
In order to qualify for Children’s Community Based Services, children need to be qualified for services by completing a Diagnostic Assessment to determine a mental health diagnosis.
Our Children’s Community Based Services department also offers Intensive Treatment in Foster Care (ITFC). It is a bundle service for children who are in a family foster care setting with a mental illness, diagnosis and require intensive intervention. The bundled service includes psychotherapy, psychoeducation, clinical consultation and crisis assistance. ITFC therapist(s) utilize Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) or Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) depending on the age and needs of the child. We offer this service in Winona, Fillmore, Houston and Winona Counties.