Category Archives: Children’s Mental Health

PCLG WRAP for Caregivers

Hennepin County Parent Catalyst Leadership Group (PCLG) is hosting a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) for Caregivers. This two-day training includes peer support and a safe environment with the focus on YOU. We will explore ways of focusing on your wellness as a caregiver and share challenges and coping strategies. Participants will be able to identify helpful resources and return home with a toolkit to guide them through tough moments.

 FREE for parents and caregivers of children or youth with a mental health concern in Hennepin County.  REGISTER HERE


WRAP has helped me find my own value and peace as a person, not just a parent.” –LV

  • February 8 & 9, 2020
  • 9am-4pm 
  • Kaposia Hennepin Services,
  • 8100 Wayzata Blvd, Golden Valley, MN 55426

Box lunches available upon request.

Reserve a place now – enrollment is limited!

Please note: No childcare is available.

Questions? Contact Liz @612-919-2126 or



Our next PCLG Coffee & Conversation is coming up soon! 

Join Parent Catalyst Leadership Group (PCLG) for refreshments and conversation about navigating the children’s mental health system. Bring your questions about schools, providers, crisis plans, or accessing services. Learn about the opportunities for advocacy, connections, and training available to parents. We especially want to hear from parents of younger children, but ALL ARE WELCOME.

  •  Saturday, January 18, 2020      CANCELLED DUE TO WINTER STORM!!
  • 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Webber Park Library
  • 4440 Humboldt Ave N, Minneapolis


  • Free, but we ask you to RSVP
  • Children are welcome, but space is limited, so please let us know in advance.

PCLG Support Group Meeting Thursday


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December can be a busy and sometimes stressful month.  Take a little time out for support this Thursday night, December 12th at 6:30pm at the Sabes JCC 4330 Cedar Lake Road in St. Louis Park.  We’ll be sharing strategies about getting through the holidays.  Join us! It’s a great group of people to connect with.

Raising a Child with Mental Illness?

Families who are seeking help and information about caring for their children and youth with mental health challenges can still find connections and resources and opportunities for learning during the busy month of December.
PCLG Support Group – Want to share experiences with other parents who have been in your shoes?  Join us Thursday, Dec. 12th at 6:30pm at the Sabes JCC, 4330 Cedar Lake Road.
Or join us on Facebook at our Hennepin County PCLG Support Group to share your challenges, successes and questions!
Workshops, Groups, and Information Sessions for parents and caregivers are listed in this month’s edition of PCLG News.  Check it out!
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PCLG Support Group this Thursday

Looking for support? Have questions about navigating your child’s mental health issues at their school? Wondering what the heck SMRT is? Join PCLG parents for our monthly Support Group at 6:30pm tomorrow night, October 10th, at the Sabes JCC in St. Louis Park. These questions and more will be answered!

PCLG News – Lots of Opportunities for Parents to Gather and Learn

autumn sceneWhether you need an in person or online parent support group, or a class on topics like children’s challenging behavior, navigating special education, or caregiver well-being, our monthly newsletter can help you discover opportunities in the Hennepin County area.



Come visit PCLG at our booth at the Minnesota State Fair on August 26th for Mental Health Day at the Fair. The day will feature music, dance, and Fidgety Fairy Tales performances at Dan Patch Park. 0cb22e-20180823-state-fair-dayone-06

How One PCLG Parent is Working to Change the System

Our own Sarah Washington was mentioned in this national article about a districtwide effort in Minneapolis to improve the educational experience for diverse groups of parents.Thanks for all your work on this effort, Sarah!…/a-district-knew-it-was-failing-som…

Coffee and Conversation with PCLG



We are parents of children with mental health challenges and we want to hear from you! Join PCLG Parent Catalysts next month for coffee, refreshments, and conversation. Bring your questions about interacting with your child’s school, finding providers, or accessing services through the county. Learn about the opportunities for advocacy, connections, and training available to parents who choose to become PCLG catalysts. We especially want to hear from parents of preschool and grade school children, but all are welcome!

  • Saturday, June 15, 2019
  • 10:00am – 11:30 am
  • Byerlys Community Room
  • 5725 Duluth Street, Golden Valley

 Free, but we ask you to RSVP


Looking for Fun Activities for Youth with ASD?

Check these out!

AUSM: Social Skills Classes for Youth, Teens and Adults with Autism

AUSM has a full line up of social skills classes for youth, teens, and adults with autism in the coming months. These activities are sure to keep you warm, even though the outside temps still might be chilly.

Contact AuSM’s education department at 651.647.1083 ext. 22 or for further details, or click on the above links to get registered for some springtime fun