If you live in Suburban Ramsey County (i.e. Arden Hills, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North St. Paul, Oakdale, Roseville, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake, White Bear Township), and are looking for local resources for children and families, you've come to the right place.
Posted Thu, 2009-07-23 11:40 by Kids Matter
Welcome to the Kids Matter Website of the Suburban Ramsey Family Collaborative (SRFC) , where we continually ask the question, "How are the Children?" in guiding the work we ALL do to support children, youth and families in Suburban Ramsey County.
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746.
Reprinted from American Psychological Association
As a parent, you may be struggling with how to talk with your children about a shooting rampage. It is important to remember that children look to their parents to make them feel safe. This is true no matter what age your children are, be they toddlers, adolescents or even young adults.
Consider the following tips for helping your children manage their distress.
SAMHSA has created a new free resource to help parents and teachers recognize common reactions children of different age groups (preschool and early childhood to adolescence) experience after a disaster or traumatic event. Check this resource out for age specfic tips for how to respond in a helpful way and when to seek support.
November 15, 2012
6:15 – 8:00pm
Learn insights and practical strategies for helping our children succeed, with presenter Paul Bernabei, director of Top 20 Training.
Northwest Youth and Family Services Discovery Center
3490 Lexington Avenue N., Shoreview, MN 55126
Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Behavioral Health Services and Supports to Children, Youth and their Families Children.
This checklist, developed by the National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, is intended to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of individual personnel to the importance of cultural diversity and cultural competence in behavioral health settings. It provides concrete examples of the kinds of values and practices that foster such an environment.
Local Community Action Teams are meeting on a regular basis to network with one another, problem solve and coordinate supports to help homeless families and individuals remain in their schools and communities. These teams are made up of faith communities, school staff, and service providers. These teams are networks of vital district community action teams that support homeless or near homeless families and individuals. Teams have formed in the following communities:
Local Organizations attending to homelessness
Project Home provides emergency shelter in Ramsey County for children and their parents. They work with dozens of area churches, synagogues and schools, and provide 40-60 beds of emergency shelter for children and their parents in Ramsey County each night. During fiscal year 2011, Project Home emergency shelter beds were slept in 12,689 times.
Ways to support our Schools and Community…
Contribute your skills IN KIND to schools. Schools can always use tutors and mentors to help children, youth and families in need.
Consider making a donation to your schools for school supplies, Angel Funds, and other unrestricted dollars to help our most vulnerable children and youth.
Clothing Donations such as winter coats and boots are a need for both adults and children/youth. Clothing for the young children/preschoolers is especially a critical need.