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  

The staff at Washburn made the quality of life for my child eons better. Our case manager Jane A goes above and beyond the call of duty. We are always treated in a respectful way! I don't want to think about what we would do with out the outstanding staff at Washburn!

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Our son was constantly setting small fire and burning things up. He was about 6-7years old. We were afraid he would do some very serious things if he was not stopped. We were so lucky to find a wonderful therapist who had a whole program for young children who were fascinated by fire. After finishing the program, he lost his focus on fire. This was priceless to us!!!

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

my son's fascination with setting fires diminished.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2001-1-01

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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.

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

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

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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8 people found this review helpful

Washburn, their staff and services are extremely professional and flexible. They have worked with our school district providing direct clinical mental health service in all of our school settings. We are a district of over 10,000 students. They collaborate with our schools staff to assist students and families in the area of students mental health needs providing assessment and service in a timely manner, much faster than any "medical referrals". Turn around time for a referral is 10 days -2 weeks. A medical referral can take 6 months. In addition they provide staff development for the school staff in the area of children's mental health and family therapy when needed. The will also coordinate with other county agencies and refer for more extensive service as needed. We have been developing this program with them for several years and can say nothing but good about our partnership.

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

The wonderful services out families and students receive and the fantastic feedback we get from our school staff, admin., and families. We survey them for this feedback but it is also frequently offered by those served.

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

Provide more resources to serve more students!

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

The work we have been able to accomplish for Children.

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

Very kind and well trained!

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

Prevent many children from having to deal with lie long mental health issues by treating it when it is a smaller issue . Cost effective in the long run!

Ways to make it better...

It could not have been, they are professionals who care about children and families!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Resources

One thing I'd also say is that...

We are so glad they are a part of what we can provide for children in our schools!

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  

5 people found this review helpful

As a child care provider, I have sought advice and guidance from the experts at Washburn a few times over the years. The suggestions they made worked well and it was great to have someone to reach out to for support when experiencing challenges with a child. Recently I have been caring for the child of a single mother with little confidence in her parenting skills. She has participated in a parenting program offered by Washburn which has helped her a great deal. A representative from Washburn even came to the childcare center where I work to observe the child's behavior in his normal surroundings and to document his developmental progress. The mom and child are doing very well.

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

my work with children.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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6 people found this review helpful

My son's and our whole family's life was profoundly changed as a result of the guidance we received from Washburn.After trying multiple resources who dismissed or could not define what our son's challenges were, the caring staff at Washburn properly diagnosed our son's ADHA and learning disorders, and then found us the ideal team that helped our son to reach his full potential. As a result of their guidance, our son worked with the right people, found the right school and has become a well rounded, successful young man who is currently a Fulbright Scholar.

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

Through the guidance of this organization, our son reached his full potential, and our family benefited greatly from this.

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

The staff and the guidance

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

Caring, understanding and knowledgable

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

serve so many more children

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2002-1-01

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5 people found this review helpful

I am a parent who has had difficulties getting help for my child with developmental delays. I had a very wonderful, caring experience at Washburn and together we were able to help my child grow and develop past her most significant problems. I highly recommend this agency.

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

see above

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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6 people found this review helpful

As a classroom teacher Washburn serviced students in my classroom. With their intervention these students were able to become productive members of our classroom. Unhappy students were able to make friends and increase their reading and math scores. Unfocused students were able to focus for important parts of their day. The family intervention proved to be the most important...before the intervention this student had to be removed from learning situations...after Washburn involvement the student was able to use learned strategies to remain in specific learning situations.

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

as a classroom teacher.

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  

6 people found this review helpful

I cannot say enough good things about Washburn -- the competence of its counseling staff, the ease with which the scheduling and insurance process work, the welcoming feel of the facility -- my kids were helped immensely!

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

the advice I received about parenting my children, and the improvement each of them made in behavior after our experience with Washburn

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-7-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Our experience with Washburn was excellent and I've referred others who have also been happy with their experience. Our counselor was VERY kid friendly, caring and provided a comfortable atmosphere for my daughter. I'd highly recommend Washburn to others!

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

the care my child received.

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

the care from our counselor was very genuine and made for a comfortable experience for my daughter.

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

very loving, genuine and caring.

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

get more counselors to help more children.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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