Washburn Child Guidance Center dba Washburn Center for Children

Rating: 4.88 stars   128 reviews

Issues: Mental Health

Location: 2430 Nicollet Ave South Minneapolis MN 55404 USA

Mission: The mission of Washburn Child Guidance Center is to help children with emotional and behavioral problems, or children at high risk of such problems, lead successful lives.
Target demographics: Washburn serves children, ages birth to 17, who struggle with challenges such as: anxiety, trauma, depression, attention deficit disorder, behavioral problems, loss or grief.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,150 children were served in 2009
Programs: Washburn has a range of programs for children: Assessment -- Washburn works closely with each child and family to recommend what services or activities would be most helpful for the child's individual needs. Individual and Family Therapy -- Washburn's staff provides counseling and support for families and their children through comprehensive, child-focused assessment and treatment. Preschool and Early Childhood Outreach -- Washburn's early childhood services for infants, toddlers and preschoolers are provided in child cares, preschool centers, and in homes. Intensive Classroom and Home-based Services -- Washburn has a range of home-based and center-based services specifically for children who are experiencing more severe emotional or behavioral difficulties.
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Making mental health services available to children is SO important. There is a huge need in our community and Washburn has been doing wonderful work for years.

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One time

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2010-5-01

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8 people found this review helpful

Washburn Center for Children is a community mental health agency that helps children and families find greater mental health and enhanced functioning in all settings. Washburn provides not only excellent therapy services to families, but services to support overall family growth, like case management and outreach. Washburn employs caring and intelligent people who strive for greatness with every child and every family.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have witnessed first-hand the change that this agency brings into the lives of families and children. I have seen sad/mad and disorganized children transform into successful students and healthier community members.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Washburn is a great local institution that does a huge amount of good in our community with a small budget. Five years ago, we put a new strategic plan in place. Since then, we have increased the number of children and families we serve by nearly 60%. Just as importantly, we have become a center of excellence for children's mental health. We are also training the next generation of clinicians in the best practices that have been developed here. I am very proud to be a part of Washburn.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Hundreds of ways... As a board member, I occasionally attend case consultations in order to stay connected to the work of the agency. I am amazed at how much affect our clinicians are able to have in situations that seem impossible.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

As an intern at Washburn, I was able to work closely with various staff members working to improve the lives of children. My experience with Washburn diversified my experience as a professional and has opened many doors for my future.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

witnessing the children in the Outreach and Family Focus programs be successful in their environment.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the opportunity to work with children on a weekly basis. Spending time with Washburn has not only given me the opportunity to gain experience in the field but it has also had such a great impact on the lives of the children living in our community.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

amazing, caring and loving.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I was supported by staff to grow professionally during my Masters program as well as personally. I have learned how to acknowledge and better communicate feelings to others which provides a more enjoyable and honest work environment.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have watched children develop within the loving, supportive care of a therapeutic classroom. I have seen three year olds who can not eat or speak at a one year old level due to neglect or abuse develop skills necessary to survive and thrive in the world

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

experiencing diversity and growing professionally and personally.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, encouraging, REAL.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

better serve the metro area - there is a constant need to serve children.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I routinely refer families to Washburn Center for a variety of services. Their homebased programs and crisis support services are excellent and they have excellent clinicians helping children, teens and families in a number of locations. I highly recommend Washburn to families in need of mental health services.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

witnessing families regain their equilibrium and seeing youth succeed.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Washburn is a wonderful organization. It is definitely the place to go if your child needs outside emotional support. I am constantly impressed by the therapists who work for Washburn, who have not only the requisite skill but also possess an innate ability to connect with and help children cope with life's struggles and changes.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the stories I have heard of the children Washburn has served.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

14 people found this review helpful

Wahburn Center for Children is a a leader in providing mental health services for childern in need in the Twin Cities metro area. Their programs have made profound, positive impacts on the lives of area children struggling with behavioral and mental health issues.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

through association with friends who have used Washburn's services, and have been involved with children's mental health issues.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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