Cornerstone’s therapists, counselors, and educators can work with you to lessen these effects. We work with you to learn about healthy relationship skills so you can prevent patterns of violent behavior and end the cycle of abuse. With Cornerstone’s help, you can understand how to have loving, healthy, and non-violent relationships now and in the future.
Cornerstone’s youth counselors know it’s not easy for you to open up about your experiences. That’s why we make sure you feel safe, respected and encouraged. While working with us, you can start to think critically about your experiences and express your feelings in a way that supports positive, healthier relationships.
Specialized Support Groups
Support groups are a great way to share your feelings with people your own age who understand and really care about the problems you’re facing. You can learn a lot by listening to other people’s stories, too. A youth counselor who understands kids and teens and their unique needs facilitates our support groups. Groups include:
Violence leaves lasting effects on relationships and ongoing patterns of behavior. Our clinical therapists work with adults, children, and families to help you understand and overcome the significant impact of violence on your lives. We accept insurance, Medical Assistance, PMAPs, and private pay. We offer sliding-scale fee based upon income.
School Based Services
Cornerstone educators are in 23 schools in suburban Hennepin County, speaking with thousands of students each year. Presentation topics include healthy vs. unhealthy dating relationships, dating violence, bullying, unhealthy anger/aggression, anger management, harassment, and sexual violence. Our staff are regularly on-site in schools just like yours to work with referred students who have experienced or caused abuse, bullying, harassment, cyber-bulling and/or interpersonal violence. Through this specialized support, students gain the skills they need to cope with challenging life circumstances. Read more about Cornerstone’s work in the schools.
Early Childhood Education
Birth to age five is a crucial time in a child’s development. In partnership with the Bloomington Richfield Family Center, Cornerstone provides Kid’s Corner, a school readiness program that combines parenting education and early childhood development classes for families residing in Cornerstone’s emergency shelter and supportive housing units. The onsite Kid’s Corner Preschool helps three and four year old children in our shelter develop the skills they need to become confident, independent, and successful learners. We’ve recently added additional specialized services to promote self-regulation, increase secure attachment, and assist parents in recognizing developmental milestones.