Children's Mental Health Services

A Comprehensive Children's Crisis Services Mental Health System

Polk County Health Services is happy to be administering the Polk County Children's Mental Health Regional System for Children.  ​

Over the past two years we have worked with stakeholders, mental health providers, and community leaders who have joined together in doing the hard work of creating a system that will meet the needs of children and families.  There is more work to be done, but we are off to a great start with new children’s crisis services!

Children's Mental Health System Resources:

Children's Crisis Services Mental Health System Decision Tree

Children's Mental Health System Social Media Tooklit

Children's Mental Health Services Webinar

Coping for Kids - Happy Grams + Activities


Resources for Schools/Teachers/Students 

Mental Fitness Action Plan for Students

Making a Family Plan in COVID 

Compassion Fatigue Self-Assessment

Cultivating Resilience Webinars - for schools

Bedtime Stress & COVID: 19 Wellness Tools For Kids

Action for Happiness Calendars 

Children & Families of Iowa Mental Health Resources

Children & Families of Iowa Teletherapy 

Coping for Kids - Happy Grams + Activities

Crisis Service Graphics 

Helping Children Cope with Stress 

Slack: Teen platform to connect, lift up, and support other teens in a safe space.

Smartphone Mental Health Apps


Resources for the Community 

8 Mental Health Tips for Parents

Talking to Children About Mental Health

9 Behaviors that Boost Mental Health

Action for Happiness Calendars 


Student Mental Health Resources 

10 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy

How to Cope

Managing Stress

College Planning Tips 

How Coronavirus is Affecting Students