Patient is under guardianship of Scott County; most recently residing at JAF who is not allowing her back. Foster family cannot take back.


Update: Discharged to Aspen House but was having suicidal ideation so returned to ED 5/25. County working with Prairie Care Residential for potential placement.

Pt came to ED on 5/10 via foster care parent due to suicidal ideation. Foster parent refusing to take back due to these behaviors. Was previously in North Homes residential and was in inpatient with us from 2/5-2/13. County reports they are exploring residential and PRTF, waiting for DA to come back with recommendation. Completing referral for Nexus YCT. Pt’s mental health is being negatively impacted by boarding, she has been continuously sobbing in our ED about being here.


Patient admitted directly to CRTC on 6/8/23 directly from PrairieCare Inpatient.

Patient had been hospitalized in the Inpatient setting numerous times, she was at PrairieCare Residential 12/19/22-2/22/23 and stepped up to Inpatient for stabilization. PrairieCare Residential is unable to have her return due to their staffing and current milieu. Please note aggressive behaviors have significantly decreased and have not been present in the past month. UPDATE: Accepted to CRTC, waitlist 5-7 weeks- any available bridging shelters/group homes?

Discharge Plan:
Referred to-
-PrairieCare Residential (Re-admission declined on 4/11 due to milieu/staffing concerns)
-Grafton (Not currently accepting patients over age 14)
-Northwest Passage (Does not accept MN MA; Referral declined due to IQ)
-Avanti (Declined due to aggression 12/22; SW to re-refer)
-Gerard (Referral submitted 4/26)
-North Homes (Declined from RTC 11/22 due to IQ)
-CRTC (Referral submitted on 4/14; additional clinical sent 4/25, accepted for admission 5/9; estimated waitlist 5-7 weeks)
-Bar None, Shelter Plus Program (Preliminary Hub referral made, awaiting return message; SW to re-refer for interim placement while awaiting admission to CRTC)
-Refer to Treatment Placement Specialist at Acadia Healthcare for consideration of out-of-state RTC’s
-Consider referral to CIBS program at Avanti (Anoka County unable to fund – no contract)
-Consider referral to CIBS program at Nexus-FACTS (Anoka County unable to fund – no contract)

Group Home:
-PrairieLakes Haven House Group Home (waitlist 2 months)
-Port Group Home (waitlist 2 months)

Therapeutic/Corporate Foster Care:
-Solutions Behavioral Healthcare (Awaiting return call)

Estimated length of stay:
To be determined pending formulation & confirmation of alternative discharge plan

Was initially accepted by CRTC but couldn’t take due to her Casii level of 5.


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.


Patient came to the ED on 5/4 after running away from her foster care. Patient reports she does not want to return to that foster care. County is guardian and CPS/ICWA worker is exploring shelters, denied from Dignity House and Passageways, still waiting to hear from Brittney’s Place. Elopement is main behavioral concern currently, pt did not like the foster care she was in. Not suicidal or violent according to foster parent.


Update 4/25/25: Patient discharged from inpatient to Willow Trails Group Home on 4/25.

Update 4/24/24: Patient is medically ready for discharge from inpatient. Tentative admission to Willow Trails Group Home on 4/25.

Update 4/18/24: Patient is medically ready for discharge from inpatient. County is their guardian. County is working on finding foster care/group home placement. Patient has been denied at Village Ranch, is being reviewed at Port Place, Hunter’s Place, and Anoka County Juvenile Center.

Patient presented to the ED on 03/15/2024 after making suicidal statements while at school. Patient noted they have been being bullied, which contributed to the increased in suicidal ideation. Patient denied having a plan to complete suicide but was experiencing passive suicidal ideation and indicated that they would “probably do something with cutting.” The school contacted law enforcement and patient was transported to the ED for further mental health evaluation. Patient was unable to contrast for safety, resulting in them being transported via non-emergent transportation to PrairieCare for short-term stabilization.

Patient is under guardianship of Ottertail County at this time. Placement is being pursued by the county to either a Group Home or Foster Home.

Discharge Plan:
Continue care with existing outpatient providers:
-Individual therapy, PCP and Psychiatry at Behavioral Health in Badger, MN

Patient is medically ready for discharge and is awaiting placement in an appropriate group home/foster home, as identified by the county.


2/29/24: Still inpatient. Children’s Mental Health Case Mgr assigned this week.
Update 2/8/24: Still in inpatient. Denied from Northwoods, Gerard, PrairieCare due to aggression and age. Denied from group homes as well. Exploring 2 family member possibilities. Trying to get a Case manager assigned. Anoka non secure 45-day assessment program could include a psycho-sexual assessment (? age requirements?).

Patient presented to the ED by mother’s boyfriend due to concerns of sexual abuse. History of physical and sexual abuse and recently has been perpetrating on his younger siblings and having increased behavioral concerns and aggression. Placed on a welfare hold for placement, court ordered to out of home placement. Has been denied by 7 foster homes, no shelters accepting patients his age. CPS currently has custody.


This patient presented to Ridgeview Medical Center via P.D. after running from his home. He was found in the woods nearby his home with a knife (patient has an ankle monitoring device). Patient reportedly desires out-of-home placement and verbalized plans to use the knife to harm kids who bully him at school. Patient has a significant history of running away from home with more than 30 reported incidents. Patient maintains a desire not to return home at this time. Carver Co. holds temporary decision making authority over patient, by court order.


Pt presents with behavioral escalations from out of home placement. Pt currently in hospital with no d/c plan at this time coordinated by county. Pt has a history of trauma and sexualized behaviors.


Update 2/22/224- Admission to Grafton tentatively scheduled 2/28/24, can discharge interim pending availability.
Update 2/15/24- waiting admission to Grafton end of Feb- date pending- can discharge home interim, pending availability.
Pt is medically cleared for discharge- parents informed county they need to pursue crisis respite for patient.

Discharge Plan:
Residential treatment referrals-
Grafton PRTF (Accepted, next opening tentative end of February)
Northwood Children’s (Referral not sent d/t insurance)
Nexus-East Bethel (Denied d/t not in 6th grade)
Nexus-Gerard (Denied d/t functioning for programming)
Avanti Center (Referral not sent d/t patient’s age)
VOA-Bar None (Referral not sent d/t patient’s age)
Heartland Girls’ Ranch (Referral not sent d/t patient’s age)
Nexus-Mille Lacs (Referral not sent d/t male only programming)
North Homes (Referral not sent d/t patient’s age)
Newport Academy (Referral not sent d/t patient’s age and insurance)
PrairieCare Residential (Referral not sent d/t insurance)
Village Ranch (Referral not sent d/t patient’s age)
Northwest Passage (Referral not sent d/t patient’s age)
Dakota Boys & Girls Ranch (Referral not sent d/t not ND resident)
Rogers Behavioral Health (Referral not sent d/t insurance)

Plan to bridge until residential availability:
Cradle of Love (Accepted, pending county funding)
Northwood Children’s Shelter (CM placing referral)
Kindred Care (CM placing referral)
MCCP Crisis Respite (CADI CM placing referral)
Trauma focused/attachment therapy (Referrals to be placed by CM)

Continue with established outpatient providers:
Ramsey County CADI- (Shakir Consulting Services)
Ramsey County CMHCM- B
PCP- (Entira Vadnais Heights)
OT- Fairview
CTSS- (Nystrom & Associates)
PCA/companion care 3x/week