Chisago County Results and Indicators
This service is designed to address federal and state law requirements that students
with disabilities have a transition plan and services available to them. This service is
designed to provide school districts with consultation and resources to meet federal and
state requirements for Graduation Standards, Related Standards for Career and Technical
Education for Transition Disabled. The project is based on a skill set of employment skills from research by the Secretary of Labor Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills - Secondary Transition Employment Program. The service is designed to improve employment education activities.
High school students in grade 11 and higher who are at risk or have individual education transition plans.
The focus of the service is to provide training
activities and develop resources to support students with employment skill needs. A
secondary focus is to improve both educator and employer skills to identify student needs
and problem solve interventions for the mentorship experience.
This project is funded from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
Goal 1 : Increase the number of sites used for community employment mentorship
for students with Individual Education Plan Employment goals from 4 sites to a minimum
of 15 by June 2013.
Goal 2: Increase the number of job sites within each of six career fields from one
field with four sites to six fields with multiple sites for specific career clusters by June 2013.
Goal 3: Increase the number of students participating in online learning and job
search activities to prepare for employment after high school. Increase student job skill
performance outcomes based on SCANS assessment tool model to evaluate progress. Goal
is to see increased success to meet IEP goals for job skills.
Goal 4: Increase the number of teachers implementing online learning and
mentorship partnership by June 2013.
Every Day Matters! Attendance Program (EDMAP) is a program involving the following agencies: Chisago County Attorney’s Office, Human Services, Court Services; all Chisago County public school districts and the St. Croix River Education District. The EDMAP is a new school attendance program that takes a positive pro-active approach to addressing school absenteeism and encourages families to improve the student’s school attendance. Research shows that a child’s engagement in school is critically important to developing prosocial behaviors. Poor school attendance or minimal engagement will negatively impact the opportunities available to students later in life. The goal of EDMAP is to reduce school absenteeism through delivering constant and consistent messages on school attendance along with an accountability system. This is accomplished through the involvement of the above agencies working together with students and their families to identify and eliminate the barriers to school attendance.
The EDMAP program serves students and families who are enrolled in Chisago Lakes School District, North Branch Area School District and Rush City School District.
As of 2015-2016 serving youth in 6th to 9th grade who meet truancy criteria specified through the Truancy Protocol , least 5 unexcused absences and who have been invited to Attendance Intervention Meeting.
Research shows that a child’s engagement in school is critically important to developing prosocial behaviors. Poor school attendance or minimal engagement will negatively impact the opportunities available to students later in life. The goal of EDMAP is to reduce school absenteeism through delivering constant and consistent messages on school attendance along with an accountability system.
A representative from each district. Within each building there may be a team or individual addressing the attendance issues.
Chisago Lakes Middle and High School
North Branch Middle and High School
Rush City High School
Trio Wolf Creek
1. Identify school representatives on attendance from each school - SCRED and EDMAP representatives will coordinate. Consider developing partnerships through this process.
2. Review components of interventions and identify specific areas that are in purview of EDMAP services.
3. Base line data could include 6th- 9th students who failed initial interventions. This may be 10 day letter sent, or 6th day unexcused letter. Each school should have an easy way to extract the data.
4. Identify district process for referral and document in order to further evaluate.
5. Test interventions with schools that clarify protocols.
6. Identify which schools are documenting interventions and use that data specifically to note impact .
This project is a comprehensive program serving adolescent parents and their children. The collaboration of ECFE, Public Health, and Secondary Education insures each teen parent is identified early and supported in every way possible. Using the Young Parent Pathway, a trusting relationship is established. Teen parents continue their education and obtain information and support to set goals in teh areas of education, family development, finances, legal issues, health and nutrition. A decision-making model curriculum is used incorporating school to career skills of communication techniques, problem solving, writing exercises and budgeting.
Adolescent parents and expecting parents (age 22 and younger) in Chisago County.
Ninety percent of participants make progress towards high school graduation, which translates to positive outcomes for the students as well as the young families. The seeds of success are planted and a positive relationship between early education and school success has translated in a large number of the young parents enrolling their children in preschool education when they are age appropriate. Higher levels of family functioning as shown by progress towards graduation, current and timely connections with physician and health care providers, current immunizations, and completion of drivers training.
Young parent classes are held weekly during the school year on Tuesday afternoons 3:30-5:00 p.m.at the North Branch Area Education Center. Staff present include: Early Childhood and Family Service Coordinator, Early Childhood Teacher, Early Childhood Program Assistant, Public Health Nurse, School District High School Counselor, School District High School Nurse. Young parents are provided with developmentally appropriate activities to complete with their child, offered topics specifically targeting their parenting needs, offered resources to support their educational, financial, social-emotional and health needs.
The team of educational staff working with the adolescent parents meet monthly to collaborate efforts in planning for individual student needs.
2/25/16: We reviewed the data and determined that we need baseline information to measure progress the we are reaching the right people. The task will be that Pam Bates will create the statistics for baseline measures for 2013 through present. Then update the scorecard.
The targeted resource provider will collaborate with the PST to deliver services for three areas of development. The three areas are: Social/Emotional, Academic and General Development. Interventions will be developed in each of these three areas along with progress monitoring procedures. The provider will be doing visits with families providing skills, support and resources.
We serve families of children birth to 5, who are having concerns of their child but are not receiving other services regarding that concern in chisago county/SCRED school districts.
This service will result in the following outcomes:
SERVICE ACTIVITIES The Early Childhood Resource Provider will conduct the following activities:
What We Do
Therapeutic Services Agency Inc. (TSA) is a private agency committed to the mental and social well being of individuals and families. We provide caring professional help to children, adolescents, adults and families. Our licensed mental health professionals help bring hope, healing, problem resolution and individual well being through their professional care. Offices are located in Pine City, St. Paul, Coon Rapids, North Branch, and Cambridge, MN.
We offer a variety of counseling services of personal help to those who are experiencing family problems, childhood abuse, trauma, marital strife, stress, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, parenting and daily living challenges, etc. Our services also promote family health and individual well being.
Children and teens who struggle with mental health problems, school, family life, peer relationships and social skills often benefit from Day Treatment. Therapeutic Services Agency, Inc. provides Day Treatment in North Branch where mental health professionals and practitioners provide an array of helpful services in a home-like environment.
Who We Serve
Day Treatment typically serves youth 5 years old up to 18 years old.
How We Impact
Day Treatment is a rehabilitative mental health service that consists of group psychotherapy and group skills services. We also encourage participation in family psychotherapy and individual psychotherapy.
During the structured group therapy and group skills sessions, clients will be taught, practice, and apply essential pro-social and coping skills. In addition, youth will work towards increased knowledge of their mental health and learn ways to improve their daily living at home, school and in the community. Treatment is individualized to meet the youth’s mental health need.
Treatment Focuses Include:
¨ Pro-social Behaviors
¨ Self Awareness
¨ Stress Management
¨ Decision Making
¨ Problem Solving
¨ Relationship Development
¨ Coping Skills
¨ Emotional Regulation
¨ Healthy Emotional Expression
Youth in Day Treatment are taught to better cope with their mental health difficulties, make friends, get along with others, problem solve, improve behaviors, make responsible choices, and better regulate emotions.