Parent Resources

Fernbrook Family Center

Fernbrook Family Center offers School Link Mental Health (SLMH) services in the school. Placing children's mental health services in the school provides a great opportunity for mental health promotion, prevention, and early identification and intervention. Services offered include psychotherapy and skills training. If you believe your child would benefit from these services they can be referred to the SLMH Provider or the School Counselor.

Sara Auringer is our SLMH Therapist at Triton this year. She is located out of the Kasson clinic but will be working within Triton during the week.

Fernbrook also offers mental health services outside of the school. For more information visit their website or contact their offices.

Kasson Location: 507-634-4690

Rochester Location: 507-216-8350

Owatonna Location: 507-446-0431

Crisis Response

Crisis Response for Southeast Minnesota provides compassionate, person-centered, recovery-based mental health support during a crisis. Staff will gather information and make a level of care determination based on acuity, safety, and resources. Recommendations for next steps will be provided.

Dispatch Hours:

Monday-Friday: 5pm-12am

Saturday, Sunday, and holidays: 24 hours a day.

Phone support available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



PrairieCare Medical Group is comprised of over 100 clinicians including one of the regions largest team of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists. PrairieCare provides a wide range of services for patients of all ages across the state. Services offered include clinic services, after-school intensive outpatient programs, and inpatient programs. For more information on services offered you can call or visit PrairieCare's website.


Rochester Location: 507-218-3701

South Central Human Relations Center

South Central Human Relations Center is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the mental health of individuals, couples and families in Dodge, Steele and Waseca counties. They specialize in many types of therapy including individual, family, couples, and group therapy and provide these services to youth, adolescents, adults, and families.

Kasson Location: 507-634-4639

Owatonna Location: 507-451-2630


KidsHealth - Emotions and Behaviors page offers helpful insights into a variety of issues kids may face including:

Bullying, Self-Esteem, Sibling Rivalry, When a Pet Dies, Normal Childhood Fears, Worrying, Divorce, Stress, Anxiety, ADHD, Cliques, Stealing, Taming Tempers, and more!

Growth Mindset

A growth mindset is the underlying belief that abilities can be developed through effort and practice. Children with a growth mindset persist in the face of challenges because they understand that effort and hard work can change ability and intelligence. A fixed mindset is the belief that intelligence is static, and cannot be changed. When children are in a fixed mindset, they tend to give up easily when they encounter obstacles, because they believe that they don’t have what it takes to learn hard things.