A Guiding Star to Navigate Autism, Mental Health and Special Needs at Every Stage of Life

Fraser Education Services

School-Based Mental Health programs

Fidgeting. Isolation. Fights. Falling behind. Excessive absences. Drug or alcohol abuse. This is what mental health issues look like in students, but the causes behind the behavior may include anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, adjustment disorders, autism, trauma or stressor disorders, depression, and other mental illnesses.

Fraser partners with schools and Head Start programs in Edina, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Bloomington, as well as Ramsey, Anoka and Washington Counties, to provide onsite mental health care to students and families. We also offer consultations and training for school staff on managing mental health issues and behavior in the classroom.

Skills Groups

The Fraser Skills Group Module Series helps boys and girls, ages 6-17, develop social and emotional skills through role-playing, therapeutic games, videos, and other interactive play. Each 8-week module includes a parent session that provides tips and strategies to implement at home.

The series is delivered in 6 successive modules that each run for 8-weeks and focus on helping youth build the following social skills:
  • Deciphering verbal and non-verbal cues
  • Understanding boundaries
  • Increasing flexibility and easing anxiety surrounding transitions
  • Understanding emotions in themselves and others
  • Learning social graces, keeping in mind cultural and ethnic diversity, as well as social norms
  • Conversing with others and staying on topic, interacting in play, learning to share, and taking turns
  • Building empathy and sensitivity to others