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Ending A Cycle Of Crisis: Anna’s Story

Anna Kerr, 10, loves playing cards with her mother, although she can complain a bit when she loses. But her outbursts weren’t nearly as adorable two years ago.

04/01/2014

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Ground Broken On $25M Children’s Mental Health Center

Washburn Center for Children started 130 years ago as an orphanage. Now it’s a facility that serves more than 10,000 people each year. “There are several hundred thousand children in Minnesota with mental health issues,” Executive Director Steve Lepinski said. “I think it’s a critical issue.

08/13/2013

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Help A 4th Grader Teach His Classmates About Autism

The Twin Cities is home to one of the premiere children’s mental health centers in the country.

The Washburn Center for Children in Minneapolis helps pair therapists with families and helps schools get kids the help they need to be successful.

05/09/2013

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Art, Therapy Help Boy Deal With Painful Past

When Ezekiel works on origami, it’s hard to think of him as anything other than patient and polite.

12/19/2012

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Washburn Mentor Says Sister Inspired Her To Help Others

Over the last few months, WCCO has shared plenty of stories about kids whose lives have been changed because of Washburn Center for Children. But now we’re focusing on one of the people who does the changing.

10/22/2012

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Puppet Therapy Helps Mpls. Girl Who Witnessed Tragedy

Sitting by the fire with her sister and mother, Destiny Cunningham sure seems like a well-adjusted 12-year old. You’d never know the trouble she was holding in four years ago, when she was just starting school at Longfellow Elementary in Minneapolis.

10/07/2012

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New Washburn Center Brings Nature To Mpls. Children

From driving past Washburn Center for Children on Nicollet Avenue, it’s hard to believe that the center is big enough for 91 therapists to work with 2,700 children and their families.

09/30/2012

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Washburn Center For Children Hosting Sports Sampler

This weekend, your son or daughter can participate in a sports sampler benefiting Washburn Center for Children.

09/29/2012

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Innovative Therapy Helps Minn. Girl Deal With Traumatic Past

A girl scarred by unspeakable horrors in her home country of Colombia is now telling her story. It’s all thanks to an innovative therapy helped her heal – and regain memories of her lost father.

09/23/2012

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Come See Jamie & Matt At The Washburn Games

Get ready for the third annual Washburn Games, a sports sampler benefiting Washburn Center for Children. Click here for more information.

09/06/2012

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Bringing Therapists To Schools Helps Ease Students’ Fears

The first day of school is fun for some and daunting for others. When fears and anxiety get in the way of learning, Eden Prairie schools have extra people to help.

09/04/2012

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Teddy Bears, Toys Help Kids With Big Behavioral Problems

From the street, Washburn Center for Children in Minneapolis looks like any other building with a preschool.

08/21/2012

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Therapist Helps Teen Live Outside The Shadow Of Her Past

It’s estimated that one in 10 children has some kind of mental health issue. That’s why WCCO-TV is starting a project on Tuesday nights that hopes to introduce you to some of the kids being helped by Washburn Center for Children in Minneapolis.

08/14/2012

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Facing Down The Fears Of The I-35W Bridge Collapse

Saiku Kanneh has quite a story to tell. It’s about what happened on the bridge, what happened when he went back, and it wouldn’t be possible without the story itself.

07/31/2012

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How To Talk To Kids About The Movie Massacre

The shooting massacre in Colorado has left some feeling anxious and vulnerable.

07/21/2012

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