Washburn Child Guidance Center dba Washburn Center for Children

Rating: 4.88 stars   128 reviews

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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  

4 people found this review helpful

My internship with Washburn provided me the opportunity to experience collaboration with individuals who are both professionally and personally committed to the well being of children and their families. It is quickly evident that this unique organization continues to be invested in most effectively identifying and addressing needs while respecting the rights and cultural desires of clients.

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

...that I have witnessed growth in the confidence of numerous children. By providing children with safety and consistency they are able to develop and practice trusting adults to help with big feelings. Also,kids get to practice being kids and having fun!

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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5 people found this review helpful

When I worked at St. Joseph's Home for Children I became aware of the many children in the community that suffer from mental health. During this time it also became apparent how complicated children's mental health is. Recently an employee at Washburn explained the in depth training required to work at Washburn. Tell your story here and help others understand this charity

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I've not personally experienced this organization.

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About every six months

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2010-6-01

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5 people found this review helpful

In a world where increased demand for services is often met with decreased funding, thus leading to lack of availability of services, it is refreshing to see Washburn providing these vital interventions for the most vulnerable members of our society. Washburn's mission gives confidence to children, hope to their parents, and enables all of them to give back to society more effectively in the long-run. The Twin Cities are so blessed to have these services available to their citizens.

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2010-6-01

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4 people found this review helpful

This is a wonderful organization with a great staff. They use effective trtreatent models that focus on many facets of a child's life.

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

the changes the program helps the children achieve

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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4 people found this review helpful

Washburn does amazing work with children and families who otherwise most likely would not get their mental health needs met. I especially appreciate their culturally relevant services for families of color when most other counseling services do not have this expertise.

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

Most recently I got a terrific referral to a local practitioner who is helping me find services for my daughter.

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About every six months

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2010-6-01

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4 people found this review helpful

Bloomington Public Schools in collaboration with Fairview, Children's Dental Services, and Washburn Center for Children has opened a clinic in one of the District's Early Chilhdood Family Center site which I am coordinator. Washburn has a psychologist on site serving children 0 to 5. The psychologist has been wonderful in her involvement with our students and families including being open and effective with referrals made by teachers or through our early childhood screening process. Parents and staff have expressed many times how much help they have received from asking questions of the psychologist, having her visit their classrooms to do observations, talking to parents, and advising. Before when a concern about a child arised we had only early childhood special education for support which did not always meet the particular emotional/social needs of certain children. Now ECSE and Washburn work very close together in meeting needs for the very young children and thier parents. On behalf of staff and parents we applaud Washburn!

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Please see above

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About every month

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2010-6-01

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4 people found this review helpful

Washburn Center for Children is an amazing resource in our community. They have helped so many children and families and deserve our continuing support.

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I've known people who work and volunteer for this organization, and they have a wealth of experience and expertise.

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-3-01

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4 people found this review helpful

This was the first year that I volunteered at a Washburn event and I was so impressed with the level of professionalism of the staff and the exceptional organization of the event. Not to mention the enthusiasm of the other volunteers and their ability to raise additional money at the event through fun and rewarding activities (live auction, skills contests, etc) If Washburn needs volunteers at any of their events - I will be there!

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

a volunteer capacity and was thoroughly impressed by their ability to influence potential donors in the community to reach their goals (both financial and non financial)

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About every six months

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2010-5-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I had the best internship at this amazing organization and am very thankful for the experience. Washburn provides high quality services for children and families. It was clear that the staff are passionate about their work. For the staff, Washburn provides great supervision, a happy and healthy atmosphere, and top notch on-going professional training.

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

everything I learned and was able to apply as an intern. In addition, I was able to witness the impact the programs have on the families they serve.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing, but help them to increase their funding in order to provide even more services and reach more people in the community.

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

hard to describe in few words- the amazing staff and the families I worked with.

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

professional, passionate, friendly, fun, healthy, and open.

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

expand the programs in order to serve more people and increase research in order to demonstrate the impact of the therapeutic services provided.

Ways to make it better...

I had been there longer.

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About every week

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2010-5-01

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5 people found this review helpful

Our school has developed a collaboration with Washburn Child Guidance Center. This collaborative partnership allows several of our school families to have access to the guidance, therapy, and resources that they can benefit from in leading a healthier life. Students often make gains academically at school which we feel comes as a result of them receiving the outside support that they need. The support continues for our school families through the summer so that students do not loose this valuable connection.

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I have personally experience the results of this organization through the impact it has on our student and families' lives.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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