Education

PrairieCare Education Series (PES)

PrairieCare Education Series (PES) is a monthly educational opportunity to provide attendees with specific diagnosis and treatment skills and information primarily related to psychiatric issues in adults, children and adolescents. The topics chosen are those related to issues/diagnoses that are frequently treated through PrairieCare’s programs and/or for which we have received requests at conferences, seminars, and our previous years PES. The monthly sessions are typically held the first Thursday of each month for 3 hours (3 CEU’s provided) from 9:00 am to noon. The location varies each month throughout the Twin Cities. (MORE INFO)

Clinical Education Program (CEP)

PrairieCare and PrairieCare Medical Group are proud to provide mental health trainings off site. CEP is designed to bring training to community partners such as schools, churches, clinics, county agencies and more. These trainings can be customized to the time and budgetary limits of the hiring agency. Workshops can be presenting in time formats to meet your needs: 2 hour, 4 hour, or full day options are available.

OASIS – Osseo Area Source of Information and Support

PrairieCare partners with the ISD 279 Social Work Department to facilitate OASIS – Osseo Area Source of Information and Support. This group meets monthly throughout the school year for a presentation on a mental health topic, and for resource sharing and support. This program is free and open the public. The presentation is 1.5 hours, while OASIS is geared towards parents there is a certificate of attendance is provided for any professionals seeking continuing education hours. Workshops are held at Weaver Lake Elementary School in Maple Grove, MN and is open to all parents, caregivers, and staff. Presentation from 6:30-8pm, stay until 8:30pm if you would like to continue the conversation, seek support, or to share resources.

ADD / ADHD Parent Support Group – North St. Paul

PrairieCare partners with the ISD 622 to facilitate ADD / ADHD Parent Support Group – North St. Paul. This group meets monthly throughout the school year for a presentation on the mental health topic of ADD/ADHD and for resource sharing and support. This program is free and open the public. The presentation is 1.5 hours, while the support group is geared towards parents there is a certificate of attendance is provided for any professionals seeking continuing education hours. All adults are welcome to our group. You do not need to live in District 622 in order to attend. We ask that you do not bring children to meetings but they are welcome tocome to our childcare. We meet on the second Monday of the month from October to April from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. with the exception of our March meeting, which will meet the first Monday ofthe month. We meet at the District Education Center(DEC), 2520 E. 12th Ave., North St. Paul.

Sibshops

PrairieCare is happy to host Sibshops that offer support and promotes resiliency through activities and interactive education for siblings of those with mental illness. Sibshops is a nationally recognized program and are designed to be exciting and specialized just for brothers and sisters of children with special needs. At Sibshops, brothers and sisters will:

  • Meet other brothers and sisters of children with special needs
  • Talk with others who can relate to what things are like for them
  • Learn more about what their siblings may be going through
  • HAVE FUN!

Mental Health in the Park

PrairieCare partners with the St. Louis Park School District, Health in the Park, and Park Nicollet Foundation for Mental Health in the Park. These workshops on mental health topics and parenting are open to all parents, caregivers, and staff. Presentations are held monthly throughout the school year from 6:30-8pm, stay until 8:30pm if you would like to continue the conversation, seek support, or to share resources. Child care is provided free of charge and will close promptly at 8:30pm. Speakers and topics are subject to change. Certificate of Attendance will be provided for those seeking continuing education hours.