Otter Tail Family Services Collaborative


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Family General Information Web Sites: 
bulletChild Care Resource and Referral:
bulletEarly Childhood Resources in Fergus Falls:
bullet Early Childhood Developmental milestones
bullet Talking to children about alcohol


Mental Health Resources - Otter Tail County

Crisis help for you on the phone or in your home. Help for adults, children & families in Clay, Otter Tail and Wilkin Counties in their homes who may be experiencing a stressful event or circumstance that is hard to cope with, or a child or adult’s behavior becomes threatening to self and/or others.


Other resources:

State Mental Health Advisory website:  Check out the State Mental Health Advisory Website

Bridgeway at Lake Region Hospital:

Lakeland Mental Health Center:

Lutheran Social Services:

Kindred Family Services:

The Village Family Service Center:

Mental Health Library:


Other Resources for Mental Wellness

The National Institute of Mental Health

The Teen Brain Still Under Construction

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has launched a website dedicated to the advancement of prevention, treatment and recovery from substance use and mental health disorders. Find More Than 600 Resources Devoted to Countering Mental Health Stigma at:

Report of the Surgeon General's Conference on Children's Mental Health: A National Action Agenda:

National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice:

President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health:

Hawaii Department of Health-Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division.  Evidence Based Services Committee:  Biennial Report:

Eating disorder resources:  Eating Disorders

Bipolar Resources
Bipolar Booklet
Bipolar Informational Brochure
Bipolar - Children & Teens
Bipolar - A Parent's Guide

Depression Resources
Women and Depression

Bullying Resources


Suicide and bullying: Issue brief (SPRC)


Best Practices in Bullying Prevention and Intervention (


Bullying and Youth Suicide: Breaking the Connection (NASP)


Understanding Bullying (CDC)



Service Coordination/Disability Services: 

Click here to find out: 

    What is Service Coordination? 

    What is the IIIP?

    Questions for Parents to Ask

    Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit (download)

Local Resource Telephone Directory:  Otter Tail County Area Services


Disability Services and Websites:
bullet STAR Funding Directory
bullet College Guide:  Tools for College
bullet Disability Linkage Line:
bullet Fergus Falls Area Special Education Cooperative:
bullet Freedom Resource Center:
bullet Freshwater Education District: 
bullet MNSiC:
bullet PACER Center:
bullet Project C3 Website:
Transition Services for Youth:

Programs for persons with Autism and Aspberger’s:
Programs for persons with Autism and Aspberger’s:
Programs for persons with Autism and Aspberger’s:
Blind and Visually Impaired Resources:  click here

Health and Medical Resources

Medical Care
bulletFergus Falls Medical Group
bulletLake Region Hospital Fergus Falls:
bulletMeritCare Medical Clinics:
- New York Mills:
- Ottertail:
- Pelican Rapids:
- Perham:
bulletPerham Memorial Hospital and Home:

Oral Health

bulletOral health Resources:
bullet "At a Glance" Minnesota Oral Health Summary Report

Minnesota Dept. of Health Oral health website

bullet Having trouble finding a dentist to take MN Health Care insurances?  Click here to find help:

Chemical Health Resources

bullet Minnesota Prevention Resource Center
bullet Parenting Support Group -
bulletLocal, State and Regional Resources
bullet Talking to children about alcohol
bullet Young Teens and Alcohol
bullet National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings
bullet Regional Prevention Coordinators
bullet MN Dept of Health Student Surveys
bulletParents: the Anti Drug
bullet Drug Free Information
bullet Web MD - Parenting
bullet Learn more about "Bath Salts"

Other Health Care Resources and Information

bulletMinnesota Health Care Systems Resource Guide:
bulletOral health Resources:
bulletMinnesota Department of Health:

Community Health Status Indicators Report'


County Health Rankings


Truancy Prevention:

A Closing Thought:


OTC Truancy Prevention Video:


Abolish Truancy Video:


Lake Washington Video:


MDE one-page summary on the costs and consequences of dropping out of school:


Boosting Minnesota’s economy by improving high school graduation rates: 


The costs of drop out:


High school dropouts in America:


A map of graduation rates across the nation:

Planning and Evaluation Resources:

Minnesota Department of Education:

Minnesota Department of Health:

Otter Tail County

Lakes and Prairies Community Action Partnership:

Otter Tail Wadena Community Action Council:

West Central Minnesota Community Action Council:

The Aspen Institute:

Jobs NOW Coalition:

Minnesota Compass Data Tool:  Now find data, analysis, commentary and resources for action for all of Minnesota's 87 counties, 7 regions, and the state as a whole. To find your geographic area of interest, click on the map on the homepage, or browse the pull-down menus in the top right corner:

bullet Quarterly Economic Pulse
bullet Healthy, equitable transportation policy: Recommendations and research
bullet Affordable housing research and recommendations
bullet Reducing racial disparity in the criminal justice system: A manual for practitioners and policy makers
bullet National healthcare disparities report 2008
bullet Blueprints for violence prevention programs that reduce truancy and/or improve attendance rates
bullet Boomers are ready for nonprofits: But are nonprofits ready for them?
bullet The state of the great outdoors: America's parks, public lands and recreation resources
bullet Child Trends & Research
bullet Focus on childhood hunger: A quarterly review of the state of hunger in Minnesota, 1st quarter, 2009



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