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Providing Gender Responsive Services to Girls

Did you miss Allison Carroll’s, The Hills Youth and Family Services Admissions Coordinator, presentation at the St. Louis County Health and Human Services Conference? Here are the top five takeaways: The need for gender based services – teenage years are confusing,...
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Wellness Wednesday Tips

Ten things you can do for you mental health - from the University of Michigan VALUE YOURSELF - Treat yourself with kindness and respect, and avoid self-criticism. Make time for your hobbies and favorite projects, or broaden your horizons. Do a daily crossword puzzle,...
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Mixtape Project teaches lessons in expression, creativity and hip-hop

By Mark Nicklawske Posted 10/01/2018 “Pushed into a corner, I was almost in tears when my mother told me the news father went to jail.Fell down a wrong path, now I’m looking back on how I used to act and I’m like, wow, I’m already up now, ain’t no one gonna bring me...
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New youth mental health treatment center welcomed in East Bethel

By Mark Nicklawske A new facility planned for children battling severe depression, anxiety and other serious mental health issues was rejected this spring in one community but has found a warm welcome in another metro Twin Cities location. The Hills Youth and Family...
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Get Aware of Your Mental Health

By Guest Blogger: Kaysha Sampson - mom to an 8 year son and 4 year old daughter The topic that I want to speak on is Mental Health Awareness. Pretty much speak about the meaning of it. So many youth and even adults are in denial about mental health issues because they...
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What you should know about Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities

Adapted from The Hills and NAMI Minnesota presentation at the Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health 2018 Annual Conference What is a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF)? Centers for Medicare and Medicaid defines PRTF as a separate,...
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The Hills brings old school building back to life

By Mark Nicklawske The Hills Youth and Family Services and Duluth Public Schools have delivered new life to a humble little school building abandoned near the woods below Hawk Ridge in Duluth. Rockridge Academy opened its doors this January to about 100 young people...
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The Hills scholarship changes offer young people more opportunities

By Mark Nicklawske Recent changes to a longstanding Hills scholarship program now gives young people better access to funds designated for their future education interests. The Hills Youth and Family Services modified application requirements earlier this year for its...
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Young men start new lives in Community Transition Program house

By Mark Nicklawske Posted 01/26/2018 The two-story white house on a wooded lot just below The Hills campus has two very different views out its front and back windows. Off the back of the house, residents can see The Hills health and recreation center and the top of...
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Community Coaches help youth find their way

By Mark Nicklawske Mike (not his actual name) is a 14-year-old couch surfer with no home or real family. He bounces around the Duluth area from month to month which leads to school attendance problems. When he does make it to class, he finds it difficult to...
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