Child & Family

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Michelle Selinger, Child and Family Manager
Government Center Human Services Building, 602 E. Fourth St., Chaska, MN 55318
(952) 361-1600

The Child and Family Department includes services for Child Protection, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Out-of-Home Placement, and Placement Prevention and Unification. Foster Care Licensing services are provided by department staff.

The department uses Signs of Safety, a strengths-based, safety-focused child protection intervention strategy in its work with families.  The primary goal of the program is the safety of children. Since the department implemented Signs of Safety in 2004, the County has seen a significant decrease in the number of out-of-home placements. The Child and Family staff has been involved in promoting the approach on a national and international level.

Call Intake at (952) 361-1600 to access information about Child and Family services.

If you are looking for information on Child Care Assistance, Child Care Support Services, or Family Child Care Provider Licensing, please visit the Income Support Department.