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Family Check-Up®

The Kid’s Therapy Center is proud to offer Family Check-Up® - a strength-based intervention program that focuses on the specific needs and strengths of each family.


Through the Family Check-Up® program, we are helping parents make lasting and powerful changes in their family’s lives.


We are here to help parents who are…

  • Overwhelmed by their child’s behavior

  • Losing control of their child

  • Worried their child will be taken away

  • At their wits end and don’t know what else to do

  • Exhausted from trying every parenting book and blog and still not seeing a difference

  • Victims of abuse or generational trauma and are struggling to break the cycle

  • Scared of what will happen if they don’t make a change


About The Program


Family Check-Up® is backed by over 30 years of research and has been shown to:


  • Encourage healthy childhood development

  • Reduce child behavioral problems

  • Reduce childhood depression

  • Improve school adjustment and self-regulation

  • Reduce adolescent substance use

  • Increase positive parenting


The program has also been found to be one of the most cost-effective, "well-supported" evidence-based practices across the widest age group of 2 -17.

How It Works

Family Check-Up® is broken into 3 steps:


1. Initial Interview

Explores parental strengths and challenges related to parenting and the family context.

2. Child and Family Assessment

Collects parent and child questionnaires and an observation of family interactions.

3. Feedback Session

Provides feedback that involves reviewing assessment results and discussing follow-up* services for the family.


After completing Family Check-Up®, we offer services that build off the program to help families find lasting results.

Everyday Parenting

Everyday Parenting builds on the Family Check-Up® and is designed as a companion program for the Family Check-Up®. The program is a research-based family management training program that addresses three main skill areas:

  • Supporting positive behavior

  • Setting healthy limits

  • Building family relationships


Community Resources

To ensure long-term success, our team of experts are always willing to provide referrals to additional support and resources in the community – such as individual counseling, support groups, etc.

To Qualify For Family Check-Up:

  • Must be caregiver(s) of a child aged 2-17

  • Child must be living with caregiver(s)

The Kid’s Therapy Center accepts many insurances including Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Sanford, and more. Families may qualify for state funding to receive services for free.

Learn More or Get Started Today!

This was paid for through a grant award provided by The ND Department of Health and Human Services. The Family Check-Up® and FCU® are federally-registered trademarks owned by the University of Oregon. Northwest Prevention Science Inc. is the exclusive commercial licensee of these trademarks. Use and sharing of these materials is strictly limited to non-commercial purposes and the modification of content is not allowed without prior written permission.

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