ITASKIN Center

Residents "What to Bring" List


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35 Day Evaluation Program:

The components of the evaluation include:

  • Behavioral Assessment
  • Psychology Evaluation
  • Academic Assessment
  • Health Assessment
  • Chemical Dependency Evaluation
  • Family History and Assessment
  • Psychiatric Assessment
  • Recreation and Leisure Evaluation

*Optional assessments may extend 35-Day Evaluation upon discussion and approval of the referral agent

Residents "What to Bring" List

To make a referral or for more information, call:

  • Grand Rapids
  • (218) 327-3000

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Stabilization Unit:

The ITASKIN Stabilization Unit provides a safe placement setting for males and females, 12-18 years old. Children under 12 years old may be accepted for short-term crisis intervention. Upon admission, each child receives a health screening by a registered nurse, a case manager to assist the family with additional options and direction, and a treatment plan for stabilization and discharge.

Accepted placement reasons include:

  • Alternative to psychiatric hospitalization (when medically appropriate)
  • Personal/family crisis protection
  • Running away
  • High risk behaviors/self harm
  • Respite care
  • Truancy/summer school

To make a referral or for more information, call:

  • Grand Rapids
  • (218) 327-3000

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Intensive Residential Treatment:

Intensive residential treatment is meant for youth who are in need of a highly structured and supportive environment with access to 24-hour mental health services.  Youth work on specific, individualized goals in a short-term setting.  This is a thirteen bed program for youth who are at least 11 years old at the time of placement. 

Included Components:

  • Mental health treatment
  • Family assessment
  • Trauma Focused Care
  • Chemical dependency education
  • On-site schooling - ISD 318
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Groups
  • And access to other services

Residents "What to Bring" List

To make a referral or for more information, call:

  • Grand Rapids
  • (218) 327-3000

Secure Detention Center

The Secure unit is a twelve bed detention center. Youth must be at least 10 years old and not older than 19 years of age, unless they have remained under the courts' extended juvenile jurisdiction (EJJ). Programming is available for both boys and girls. Youth attend school provided by ISD 318 and are encouraged to participate in recreational activities. In addition, youth have access to chemical health education and mental health services.

Consequence Program:

  • Flexible
  • Short or Long Term
  • Consequence Based
  • Daily Use of Behavioral Rating Scales used Daily
  • Availability of Urine Analysis
  • Cognitive Behavioral Groups and Individual Work

To make a referral or for more information, call:

  • Grand Rapids
  • (218) 327-3000
  • (218) 326-8953

Our mission is to provide a Community-Based Continuum of Quality Care to Children and Families.

Toll Free (888) 430-3055, Grand Rapids (218) 327-3000, Bemidji (218) 751-0282, Duluth (218) 733-3000, Grand Rapids Outpatient Building (218) 999-9908

Our offices are located in: Grand Rapids, Bemidji, Duluth and Deer River