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Resources for Children & Families

If you live in Suburban Ramsey County (i.e. Arden Hills, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North St. Paul, Oakdale, Roseville, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake, White Bear Township), and are looking for local resources for children and families, you've come to the right place.

Welcome to the How Are the Children SRFC Website

Welcome to the How Are the Children Website of the Suburban Ramsey Family Collaborative (SRFC) , where we continually ask the question, "How are the Children?" in guiding the work we ALL do to support children, youth and families in Suburban Ramsey County. 

Positive Supports Minnesota

A new web site,, now offers information about positive supports, a practice of offering respectful, supportive and effective supports.

Resilience Booster: Parent Tip Tool

Parenting is hard work. Even with the best resources available, meeting the needs of family members in today's fast-paced society is difficult. The daily stress of making ends meet can take a toll on all family members, including children. The American Psychological Association (APA) Public Interest Directorate Socioeconomic Status Office has created Resilience Booster: Parent Tip Tool for parents who want to build their children's resilience.

Night to Unite

Night to Unite, the annual event held on the first Tuesday in August to celebrate and strengthen neighborhood and community partnerships, is once again sponsored by the Minnesota Crime Prevention Association, AAA of Minnesota/Iowa, and local law enforcement!

Tuesday, August 5 is soon here – start making plans with your neighbors for this year’s event!

Event hosts are encouraged to register their event by Friday, July 18.  Registered events make it possible for deputies and public safety representatives to stop by.

Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting

Reprinted from American Psychological Association

As a parent, you may be struggling with how to talk with your children about a shooting rampage. It is important to remember that children look to their parents to make them feel safe. This is true no matter what age your children are, be they toddlers, adolescents or even young adults.

Consider the following tips for helping your children manage their distress.

Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event

A Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers

SAMHSA has created a new free resource to help parents and teachers recognize common reactions children of different age groups (preschool and early childhood to adolescence) experience after a disaster or traumatic event.  Check this resource out for age specfic tips for how to respond in a helpful way and when to seek support.

Guiding Our Children Through Life's Challenges

November 15, 2012
 6:15 – 8:00pm

Learn insights and practical strategies for helping our children succeed, with presenter Paul Bernabei,  director of Top 20 Training. 

Northwest Youth and Family Services Discovery Center
3490 Lexington Avenue N., Shoreview, MN 55126