Update 5/16/24: Still on Empath. Cancelled follow up visit/pursuit of ChildServe due to county not being able to provide out of state funding. Starting over with contacting facilities in MN. Enriched living extensive waitlist, Beacon sent referral for long term crisis placement, Dragon fly still reviewing, JD homes reviewing, REM reviewing.
Update 5/9/24: Still on Empath unit. Being reviewed by ChildServe for potential placement out of state. County also pursuing waiver for adult group home.
Update 4/15/24: Still on the Empath unit and continues to do well. MN Choice Assessment completed last week. Referral made to ChildServe in Iowa.
Update 3/21/24: Still on Empath unit, doing well. Stearns county has guardianship, still working on CADI waiver. Referral made to Dragonfly.
Update:3/7/24: On Empath unit, used for assessments and stabilization. 48 hour stay. Doesn’t need hospital. Needs to be assigned a social worker. On a chips hold. Going to need a CADI waiver.
Patient is diagnosed with Soto’s syndrome and is non-verbal with significant developmental delay and suspected cognitive functioning of a toddler. Dad dropped her off at the ER with reports that he is not willing to bring her back home as he and mom are aging and are unable to manage her any longer as they have other disabled children in the home and mom has health issues. Patient has a chronic history of slapping herself, biting herself and others, and pulling hair. Patient is incontinent of bowel and bladder and requires significant assistance with ADL’s including toileting, bathing, dressing, and eating. Family currently has no supportive services in place with the exception of psychiatry. CPS report was filed with court scheduled Monday morning. Not aggressive or violent since in ER. Compliant. 1:1 since she’s on an adult unit.


Update 4/23/24: Patient discharged from inpatient on 4/23/24. Patient scheduled to begin PrairieCare PHP on 4/24/24 while continuing to pursue Group Home placement as recommended by the county.

Patient is a 14-year-old female presenting to inpatient on 03/19/2024 from the ED due to running away from shelter placement. Patient has a history of participating in PHP two times, DBT, ongoing outpatient mental health services, and being in shelter placement.

Discharge Plan:
-North Homes (on the wait list)

CD-RTC: Referrals submitted/considered for the following facilities:
-Hazelden (Pt’s insurance not accepted in Minnesota)
-Rogers (Declined due to elopement risk)
-M Health Fairview (Declined due to elopement risk)
-Anthony Louis Center (referral sent 03/27/24)

Group Home Placement (as recommended by JST/county):
-Little Sands (Referral submitted by CM; declined d/t LON)
-Village Ranch (Referral submitted by CM; reviewing 4/10; pending additional review on 4/17)
-North Homes (Pt is on the waitlist for RTC; pt is not eligible for their group home due to age)

Existing Outpatient Providers:
CHMCH: Hennepin County
Psychiatry: Nystrom & Associates


UDPATES TO Discharge Plan 12/12/23:
-Grafton PRTF (Pt accepted, could admit 12/20, due to staffing moved back to mid-end of January)
-Nexus-East Bethel PRTF (Pt accepted, could admit mid -January)
-CABHH (Pt denied admission)

Recommending PRTF. Referrals completed.
Cannot return to previous Group Home. Per County, no interim plan available as parents and foster parents are reportedly not an option. Still seeking county to arrange interim living arrangement between Inpatient and PRTF – for crisis stabilization or group home.

Patient was previously at a group home, due to running away and SI/SIB, pt was readmitted to Inpatient. Inpatient hospitalizations 7/8/23-7/28-23, 9/29/23-10/13/23, 10/16/23-Present.

Patient has the following outpatient providers:
CPS Worker/Legal Guardian
Medication Management
School Counselor

Insurance: BCBS MN and MN MA


history of running, trauma, generational trauma, emotional dysregulation. Rec CRTC level 6 – barrier to placement. Waiting on County for review and to change to another county agent.


Patient presents to ED via EMS for aggressive behaviors and agitation at her foster home. Patient has diagnosis of MDD, GAD, and Intellectual Delay. Foster caregivers report that the patient has had increased agitation over the past 4-5 days, is throwing things, crying most of the day, trying to run away from the setting multiple times a day, is uncooperative, destroying property, hitting caregivers in the face and stomach, and is now trying to self-harm by dumping a dresser over on herself. Patient does have contact with her birth mother but there are apparently issues with that, and foster care believes that birth mother is influencing the patient to act out so mom can get custody returned to her.


Patient is presented to the ED by EMS after getting into an altercation with his mother. Patient threatened mother, and ran away from home. Police found the patient three hours later and was brought to the hospital. Patient has a history of mental health issues, aggression, and is currently on probation for making terroristic threats at his school.


Child admitted to ED in agitated state with foster parents. Has had history of trauma and abuse. School refusal and elopement from past treatment settings.