The Dakota County Collaborative is a children's mental health and family services collaborative that establishes a system of care for children. Partners include parents, community agencies, schools and county staff.
Programs & services supported
Each year, the Dakota County Collaborative distributes local funding to support early intervention and prevention services. Funded projects include:
In 2018, 4,746 children and their families were served by these programs.
For more information about the Collaborative or to receive monthly community resource emails, contact Janell Schilman, Collaborative Coordinator, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 952-891-7449.
Western Service Center, Apple Valley MN, Room 106
Friday, Jan. 24, 8:30–10:30 a.m., Room 106
Friday, Feb. 28, 8:30–10:30 a.m., Room 106
Friday, April 24, 8:30–10:30 a.m., Room 106
Wednesday, June 17, 8;30-10:30 a.m. room L139 (tentative)
Friday, Sept. 24, 8:30–10:30 a.m., Room 106
Friday, Nov. 13, 8:30–10:30 a.m., Room 106
Friday, Dec. 18 8:30–10:30 a.m., Room 106
School Mental Health Practice Group
This group brings together mental health providers that provide school-linked or school-based mental health services to Dakota County schools regardless of funding sources. Contact email@example.com for meeting dates and times.
Understanding adverse childhood experiences – request a free presentation
The collaborative has a team of trained presenters to help understand adverse childhood experiences.
The presentation covers the neurobiology that explains why adverse childhood experiences impact health conditions later in life and what we can do to greatly improve health and resilience.
Presentation times vary from 45 minutes to two hours depending upon interest.
The presentation is free of charge to Dakota County community members. Grants are available to cover room rental, child care costs and refreshments for presentations to parents and caregivers. Please contact Janell Schilman, Interagency Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dakota County Healthy Communities Collaborative (DCHCC)
The Dakota County Healthy Communities Collaborative (DCHCC) is a resource sharing and networking collaborative. It brings together health care providers, county staff, school representatives, faith communities, law enforcement, nonprofits and other organizations to support health and well-being of Dakota County residents. Members plan the annual South of the River Mental Health Summit and other educational events across the county.
Shannon Bailey, Health Promotion Coordinator, at
email@example.com or 651-554-6164.
The Children and Family Resource Directory
and Mental Health Resource List for Dakota County Children and Youth
list community resources available in Dakota County.
The Interagency and Collaborative Directory, lists the various community groups and interagency collaboratives that work to improve the outcomes of children, adults and families in Dakota County.