News and Events
St. David's Center to become on-site community partner in new wing of Westminster Presbyterian Church
Westminster Presbyterian Church leadership has approved St. David's Center as the on-site, direct service mission partner in the new wing of the church currently under construction on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. The newly named Center for Child and Family Wellbeing at Westminster will primarily serve children birth to age five who have experienced trauma. Services will include an infant team to assess and treat families with children in out-of-home placement, children's mental health and pediatric therapies. It will also house a graduate training program for students in the mental health field and be the new home for St. David's Center's autism day treatment program for Somali children. It is scheduled to open in spring 2018. Read the press release.
Immediate daytime openings in occupational therapy!
St. David’s Center opened new, state-of-the-art occupational therapy gyms this spring, including our Super Gym, which enables us to serve children up to age 13. The addition increases our total number of treatment spaces to 11, and allows us to work with even more children and keep wait lists shorter. Because of this expansion, we now have immediate openings in occupational therapy for appointments between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday-Friday.
How to talk to your child about tough topics
Every parent (and grandparent) is faced at one time or another with a situation where a child asks a difficult question about a tough topic. Current events can blur the line between fantasy and reality, and that is confusing for kids. Children are naturally curious. Their questions about sexuality or divorce are often challenging to address. Kate Rickord, licensed psychologist and Senior Director of Foster Care and Adoption at St. David’s Center, gives good advice and some straight talk about how to respond on a recent MomEnough podcast with Marti Erickson. Listen online and check out our tip sheet on our parenting section of the website.