Child Response Initiative

This early intervention coordinates services for children and their families who have experienced trauma or violence, working primarily alongside and taking referrals from law enforcement. The goal is for clients to build resilience and connect with resources that will assist them in reducing the long-term effects of traumatic events.

Within 24-48 hours of being notified, a CRI Advocate makes contact and focuses on safety and empowerment – completing trauma assessments, offering coordination of services, and engaging in trauma education with the family. Because of our community partnerships, families often receive services within two weeks.

Qualifications for Services

CRI coordinates services for children from birth to age 18 and their families.

Meet Our Team

Our staff members support the individuals we serve with empathy and guidance during challenging times in their lives. As experts in their field with connections to community resources, all clients receive specialized services tailored to meet their specific needs.

Paige McConkey

Paige McConkey

BA, MHP

  • Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
Paige McConkey – BA, MHP

Paige McConkey

BA, MHP

Paige completed his bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry at Northwestern College and gained his Mental Health Professional (MHP) certification at Bar-None Residential Treatment Center. He began at CMMHC providing support for adults with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) before becoming the initial coordinator of the St. Cloud Area Response Initiative in March 2014.

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Map of the CMMHC St. Cloud Location
Central Minnesota Mental Health Center (CMMHC) has been a trusted community resource for mental health services since 1959. Our headquarters are based in Saint Cloud and we have additional office sites in Buffalo, Elk River, Monticello and Waite Park.