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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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

The very professional work of the Washburn staff with our Early Childhood Center at Westwood Lutheran Church has been exceptional. Over the last year the Washburn team has supported our work with young children and their parents with multiple observations and conferences. Services offered have been invaluable to our teaching staff and to the parents of our children. Unique opportunities included “office hours and drop-in services for parents’, the development of a unique series of classroom observations aimed not only at supporting children with challenges, but also on concrete teacher training including the use of student trainees.

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The Washburn team is exemplary in its commitment to young children and their healthy emotional/behavioral development. The Washburn team is priceless!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

The counselors from Washburn who have worked in our school devote an incredible amount of time and energy to their jobs. They are effective at reaching our students and their families. They are an extremely valuable resource to our community.

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

how one of my families is learning to cope with their stress and anxiety.

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

how they are able to provide desperately needed services to our community.

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

very well trained, calm, and professional.

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

help many more students and families.

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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5 people found this review helpful

We have a Washburn Mental Health Therapist at our elementary school. With her expertise and dedicated time to our students, they have found ways to cope with difficult situations and make positive changes in the school environment. Washburn provides professional, consistent and caring service to children and their families.

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

the changes I have seen in the lives of our students.

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  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I support Washburn for the following reasons: 1. My daughter received assessment services when she was in 3rd grade. 2. I am a teacher who had three students receive day treatment services from Washburn from 1992 through 1999. Washburn is one of the few places that offers exceptional treatment for at risk students. 3. I am currently teaching at a school that has a full time psychologist from Washburn Child Guidance Center for the past two years on staff. (This was made possible by a grant.)

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

As I mentioned, my daughter received services. I am a current donor and have been for some time. As a teacher, my students and I have benefited directly from the services available from Washburn

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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8 people found this review helpful

Washburn Center for Children is an excellent resource for children and families in the metropolitan area. They work to be on the leading edge of new research and models of practice in the field.

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I have referred family friends to Washburn and have always received positive feedback from them as to how helpful and responsive staff at Washburn were to their family's needs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Wasburn is an excellent partner collaborating with other community agencies and projects. Their leadership, organization and commitment to children makes them an outstanding agency to work with.

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As a partner agency collaborating in various projects.

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About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I am a teacher in North Minneapolis. Over the past several years I have had a few children who needed more social services then the school could offer. The students of mine who attended Washburn for part of their school day have really come around socially. They are more able to deal with stressful situations and are beginning to find a peaceful balance between home, school, and community.

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

my classroom everyday. They were able to turn a student who showed NO emotions into a student who stood up for himself and who later was able to smile and laugh. AMAZING!

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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