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Children’s Mental Health Case Management

Children’s Mental Health Case Management (CMHCM) services are activities that are coordinated with family community support services and are designed to help children with a severe emotional disturbance and the child’s family obtain needed mental health, social, educational, health, vocational, and recreational services.

A case manager assesses a child’s changing needs, develops a plan with other service providers and the child’s family to best address the child’s needs, links the child and family to appropriate community resources and monitors the effectiveness of planned services.
-Source: Minnesota State Statute

Washington County Community Services contracts with Canvas Health to provide all of its state-mandated Children’s Mental Health Case Management services. CMHCM is a voluntary service and is delivered in partnership with the child and the child’s family.

Who is eligible for CMHCM at Canvas Health?

  • Children residing in Washington County
  • Children who have a mental health diagnosis
  • Children who meet criteria for a Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED)

What is needed for a Referral?

  • A Diagnostic Assessment, Psychiatric Assessment, or Psychological Evaluation that has been completed within the last 6 months
  • A Severe Emotional Disturbance Determination (SED) statement from a licensed mental health professional
  • A completed Canvas Health CMHCM Referral Form

 

Adult Mental Health Case Management

Adult case managers assist adults with severe mental health needs in receiving mental health, social, educational, employment, and other necessary services in order to improve functioning and remain in the community. Mental Health Case Managers assess the strengths and needs of the client and family, connect them with the appropriate level and intensity of mental health care, coordinate services, organize care teams, and monitor the effectiveness of services. Case managers also assist with access and placement in residential care, treatment foster care and respite care, etc.

Case Management Appointments and Referrals

Children's Case Management

Referral Form

Email
Lori Swenson, Case Management
lswenson@canvashealth.org

Phone
(651) 251-5065

Fax
(651) 251-5204

Adult Case Management

For questions regarding eligibility criteria or the referral process, please reach out to us!

Email
Amanda Lor, Case Management
alor@canvashealth.org

Phone
(651) 251-5020

Fax
(651) 251-5204

Meet The Team

Gena Dickens

Children's Mental Health Case Management Supervisor

The Children's Mental Health Case Management team is dedicated to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community, and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale

Rule 79 Targeted Case Management

  • Rule 79 Targeted Case Management
  • Ages Served: 3-18

Professional Experience

I have been working with children and families for more than 23 years.

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Deana Dunning

Children's Mental Health Assessment Worker/Children's Mental Health Case Manager

The Children’s Mental Health Case Management team is dedicated to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community, and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale

Rule 79 Children's Mental Health Case Management

  • Case Management – Child
  • Ages Served: 3-18

Professional Experience

I have over 12 years of experience working with children and families.

Education

  • BHS Human Services
  • MS Criminal Justice/Public Safety

Amanda Cammack

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale

Targeted Case Management

  • Case Management (Children)
  • Ages Served: 3-18

Lindsay Clements

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

The Children’s Mental Health Case Management team is dedicating to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community, and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale

Rule 79 Children's Mental Health Case Management

  • Case Management – Children
  • Ages Served: 3-18

Professional Experience

I have over 17 years of providing services to children and families.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Saydie Farmer

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

The Children’s Mental Health Case Management team is dedicating to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Stillwater

Rule 79 Children's Mental Health Case Management

  • Case Management (Children’s)
  • Ages Served: 3-18

Professional Experience

I have been working with children and families for more than 4 years.

Education

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Blaine Kadlec

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

I believe children and families are motivated for positive change, and my role it to support that change through conversations, referrals, and supporting families in my work.

Clinic Locations

  • Cottage Grove

Rule 79 Children's Mental Health Case Management

  • Rule 79 Targeted Case Management
  • Ages Served: 6-18
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Emotional Disorders, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – FASD, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Attachment Disorders, Grief, Co-Occurring Disorders

Professional Experience

I have been working with children and families for more than 14 years.

Education

  • Bachelors Degree in Social Work - Winona State University

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Kristy Leinweber

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

The Children’s Mental Health Case Management team is dedicating to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community, and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Cottage Grove

Rule 79 Targeted Case Management

  • Case Management – Children
  • Ages Served: 3-18

Professional Experience

I’ve worked with children for more than 12 years.

Education

  • BA Psychology

Molly Manhard

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

The Children's Mental Health Case Management Team is dedicating to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community, and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale

Rule 79 Targeted Case Management

  • Case Management (Children)
  • Ages Served: 3-18

Professional Experience

I have over 30 years of working with children and their families.

Cassie Nieman

Children's Mental Health Case Manager and CADI Waiver Case Manager

The Children’s Mental Health Case Management team is dedicating to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community, and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale

Rule 79 Children's Mental Health Case Management

  • Case Management – Child
  • Ages Served: 3-18

Professional Experience

I have over 7 years of experience working with children and families.

Stephanie Otremba

Adult Mental Health Case Manager

I work to aim to help people manage their mental health symptoms by identifying needs and ways to overcome each individual and unique challenges and barriers within their mental health.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale

Case Management - Adult

  • Case Management (Adults)
  • Ages Served: 18 and older

Professional Experience

I have been working with individuals to manage and to overcome their mental illnesses and mental disabilities since 2008. My work experience in social work and therapy consists of behavior therapist (ABA), independent living skills (ILS), homeless outreach, brain training (at the same time as a second job as a lead teacher in the infant room), children’s therapeutic and support services (CTSS), adult mental health rehabilitative services (ARMHS) and case management. Having worked with all ages, a variety of cultures and a multitude of settings, I have gained insight into a variety of disabilities, illnesses and conditions and ways to help

Education

  • Bachelors in secondary education with a double major in psychology and communicative disorders
  • Half of a master's degree in applied behavior analysis

Brandi Sheehan

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

The Children’s Mental Health Case Management team is dedicated to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community, and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale

Rule 79 Children's Mental Health Case Management

  • Case Management (Children)
  • Ages Served:3-18

Professional Experience

I have been providing services to children and families for more than 8 years.

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Laura Urtel

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

The Children’s Mental Health Case Management team is dedicated to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community, and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale

Rule 79 Targeted Case Management

  • Case Management – Children’s
  • Ages Served: 3-18

Professional Experience

I have over 16 years of experience providing services to children and families.

Education

  • BA Sociology/Psychology

Ben Widbin

Children's Mental Health Case Manager

The Children’s Mental Health Case Management team is dedicated to partnering with children and parents throughout Washington County to help improve mental health functioning at home, in the community, and in school.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale

Rule 79 Children's Mental Health Case Management

  • Case Management (Children)
  • Ages Served: 0-18

Professional Experience

I have been working with children and families for more than 17 years.

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

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