Day Treatment Tells Me That I Am...

During a unit on self-esteem and self-worth, kiddos from one of our Day Treatment groups were recently given the prompt “Day Treatment tells me that I am…”

Their responses, listed below, are why we do the work that we do…so that our clients start to believe things about themselves that are obvious to us. Our job then becomes to encourage them to live in that truth.


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November is National Adoption Month!

With the month of November being National Adoption Awareness month, along with the recent release of the movie, “Instant Family” there is no better time to reflect on the foster care and adoption work that Therapeutic Services Agency, Inc has done over the past years.  The staff who work in the Child and Adolescent foster care treatment program at TSA are proud to remember that we have worked to support over 40+ children from our program become adopted since 1997. Furthermore, it is with great satisfaction that we are also able to share that of those 40+ adoptions we have been privileged to be a part of, 22 of the children have been adopted by foster parents licensed through our agency, with many of the families remaining in contact with and/or continuing to work with our agency to this day.


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SLMH Attends 3rd Annual Minnesota School Mental Health Conference

Earlier this month, TSA's School Linked Mental Health team attended the 3rd annual Minnesota School Mental Health Conference held at Cragun’s Resort in Brainerd, MN. This years conference focused on Integrating Health, Safety and Learning: The Tools Needed for Success. The conference is sponsored by MN Dept of Education and MN Dept of Human Services.


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Keepin' Kiddos Warm

Aren’t foster parents amazing?! Like truly amazing people? Pictured here is our foster parent Donna Wichner. She is just one of our amazing foster parent who opens her home to children and provides love, guidance, care, nurturing, structure, safety, hope, teaching, and positive encouragement. 


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Quality Parenting Initiative in Action

TSA is honored to be among private foster care agencies in MN that have joined the Quality Parenting Initiative for the improvement of foster care experiences for children and their families. QPI is a national movement for systematic change with the focus of better communication and enhanced partnerships with an emphasis on relationships between the child welfare system, foster parents and the children and families receiving care. 


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TSA is proud to have a new Adoption and Permanency Certified Therapist!

TSA is proud to have a new Adoption and Permanency Certified Therapist - Johanna Hauck!

Johanna shares, "Over the past few months I have had the privilege of completing the NTI Adoption Competency Mental Health Training. This pilot training was established by C.A.S.E. (The Center for Adoption Support and Education) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau.


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The challenges and rewards of foster parenting

When a family is plunged into crisis children need someone to stand in the gap for them – and what a privilege it is to fill that gap. In the simplest of terms, that describes the foster parent.

Children need foster care for lots of reasons. The reasons vary but needs of each child don’t. All children need love, respect, understanding and a sense of belonging. It is critical for the committed foster parent and family to build a relationship with the foster child that overcomes fear, alienation and isolation.


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The month of May is recognized as “Mental Health Month.”

The month of May is recognized as “Mental Health Month.” According to Mental Health America (MHA), “Since 1949, MHA and its affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings.” In recent years Therapeutic Services Agency, Inc. has joined the cause!


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