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Our Children Succeed Initiative

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Mission Statement:

Our Children Succeed Initiative is a partnership of children, youth, parents and caregivers who promote competent and coordinated services designed to enhance access to, and the effectiveness of, services for children and youth with social, emotional and behavioral concerns and their families in Northwestern Minnesota.

 

Los servicios estan disponibles en Español, a peticion del cliente.

 

Please download our brochure: English | Español

 

 

Our goals are to:

 

 

  • reach un-served, under-served at-risk children, youth and young adults and culturally and linguistically distinct populations
  • apply services which research shows to be most effective
  • reduce out-of-home and out-of-region placement of children
  • reduce hospitalization, involvement in the juvenile justice system, truancy, school drop-out rates, homelessness and chemical abuse, while increasing employment, transition to higher education and independent housing for young adults ages 18-21
  • evaluate the effectiveness of our Children's Mental Health System of Care and its array of services

 

Benefits for Children and Families:

 

  • children, youth and families receive timely, effective and individualized services to stabilize family situations
  • families drive the creation of treatment goals and delivery of services
  • children and youth show improved social, emotional and behavioral well-being
  • there is one entry point of services so families have timely access to high-quality mental health and support services

 

Benefits for Partners:

 

  • services are individualized, strengths-based, family-centered, culturally relevant, community-based, and delivered close to home and in natural settings
  • the most severe needs are addressed early to prevent out-of-home placements, dropping out of school or being involved in the juvenile justice system
  • partners have a strong network of services to better serve children and families and deliver intended outcomes
  • children, youth and families have improved social-emotional and behavioral well-being

 

Values – we believe:

 

  • services need to reflect the culturally and linguistically diverse needs of families served including respect for heritage, customs, beliefs, and values of racial, ethnic, religious and social groups
  • in a family-driven, youth-guided process to identify and carry out needed services
  • a great system helps children, youth and families function better at home, in school, in the community and in life

The Our Children's Succeed Initiative is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) with additional funding of local service providers and partners and is hosted by Polk County. 

 

This is an Equal Opportunity program.  Discrimination in this program is prohibited by Federal Law.  It is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, or national origin.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write to:  USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC  20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD)

 

Our Children Succeed Initiative | P.O. Box 603 | Crookston, MN 56716 | (218) 281-0265 | Fax (218) 281-6261