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Children & Family Services
Protecting Children....Strengthing Families....Preserving Futures
Crow Wing County Community Services impacts children and families' lives every day by assessing safety, providing intervention and securing stability.  We are dedicated to achieving positive outcomes for children and families!

We embrace Federal and State initiatives to provide permanence for children. This means designing and delivering services which will strengthen and assist families in solving their problems within the least restrictive environment possible, preferably within their home and community. When this is not possible and, as a last resort, out of home placement may be necessary; it is a goal that the child to be in as permanent a living arrangement as possible.

Social Workers assist families in identifying their problems, and locating resources as close to home as possible. The Department may purchase, or directly provide, services when need is determined. A fee based on income may be set.

Public Health promotes and protects the health of children and families through education, prevention services, regulation and advocacy. We also foster a partnership with many organizations and community groups to address and resolve health issues and concerns.

Resources and Opportunities for Training
Crow Wing County is offering an Intro to Love & Logic class for anyone who is interested in learning best practices parenting skills. The classes will be held on the first Thursday of every other month, beginning August  1, 2013. All sessions are from 3-5 pm in room 31A on the third floor of the Community Services building. There is no charge for this class, but please RSVP to Pat Sharbonda at 218-824-1370 or email