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Dakota County Collaborative

The Dakota County Collaborative is a children's mental health and family services collaborative that distributes funding to support early intervention and prevention services for children and families in Dakota County. Partners include parents, community agencies, schools and County staff.
 
Funds are for programs that prevent family crisis, give more access to existing services, overcome difficulties in the current system, and promote parent leadership and involvement.

Parent involvement
The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Minnesota sponsors monthly parent support groups, education classes, parent events, and parent leadership trainings for families of children with mental illness. For more information, contact the Dakota County Parent Organizer, 651-645-2948 ext. 102 or sscheele@nami.org. 

You can also receive email updates from the Collaborative, please email the Janell Schilman, Collaborative Coordinator, at  janell.schilman@co.dakota.mn.us or call 952-891-7449.
 
Programs & services supported
Each year, the Dakota County Collaborative distributes funding to support early intervention and prevention services for children and families in Dakota County. The following are services and programs that the Collaborative supports:

National Alliance on Mental Illness – Minnesota
Support, education and leadership training for families of children with mental illness. For more information, contact the Dakota County Parent Organizer at 651-645-2948 ext. 102 or at sscheele@nami.org.

Wraparound
A family-driven team process of working with children and their families to plan services for child’s mental health or behavioral issues.  Dakota County Social Services, Wrap Access Coordinator, 952-891-7425.

Dakota Healthy Families
A countywide home visiting program supporting families from pregnancy through the preschool years.  Well trained and experienced home visitors help and support families in developing the knowledge, skills and confidence to meet the unique needs of their babies.  Contact Dakota County Public Health at 651-554-6125 for more information.

Early Intervention Mental Health Services
Mental health services for children, age newborn to 6 years old, with emotional or behavioral difficulties. For more information, contact your school district Early Childhood Special Education department or CAP Agency Head Start Program.

Partners for Success® Family Support Workers
Family support workers bridge the gap between home and school by providing resources, services and support to families.  Go to the 360 Communities website or contact them at 952-985-5300.

Last updated: 11/12/2012 10:26 AM