ABOUT

A teen struggles with anger management.

A young boy’s family can’t afford new shoes.

A girl copes with her parents’ divorce.

A family needs food assistance.

When children are at risk, the welfare of an entire community suffers. Youth and their families need a network of coordinated resources that foster a safe and stable environment that promotes physical, emotional and academic well-being.  

 

That’s where the Family Services Collaborative for Crow Wing County comes in. The Family Services Collaborative (FSC) is a unique network that brings together schools, community organizations and local government agencies to collaboratively address the health, educational, developmental and family-related needs of children from birth through high school. While there are many local organizations that address a specific need of a child, the FSC’s collaborative model takes a holistic approach that more comprehensively improves the interconnected challenges that a child or family face. We provide group and individual skills training directly to children and families; assist in crisis situations; as well as work closely with school staff to connect children and families with resources and strategies that help meet their needs.  Our team is available year-round and all of our services are free to youth and families.

 

Backed by research and a data driven approach, our team works in early childhood centers and schools on three priorities: Promoting the mental health and well-bring of children and youth; supporting health growth and social emotional development of children and youth; and strengthening resilience and protective factors of families, schools and communities.

 

We emphasize an early identification and intervention approach that addresses challenges before they grow and impact other areas of a child’s life. We have effectively served thousands of youth for over 20 years.

Funded by partners, donors, the State of Minnesota and area grant-making organizations, FSC helps Crow Wing County youth thrive by strengthening the bond between youth and caring adults; ensuring school success; promoting emotional well-being; and supporting the healthy racial, social, and cultural identities.

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218-454-5529

804 Oak St.

Brainerd, MN 56401

becky.stadem@isd181.org

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