Child & Family Services

Working together to help children and families achieve healthy development

The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center’s (GLIIHC) All Nations Wellness Center (ANWC) Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) provides culturally appropriate behavioral health care to children, adolescents and their families. We offer expert diagnostic evaluations, testing, and treatment for the full spectrum of behavioral health conditions, including:


  • Anxiety/Fears
  • Depression
  • Mood Swings
  • ADHD
  • Aggression
  • Trauma
  • Oppositional / Defiance
  • Social Anxiety


When a child is faced with a behavioral or emotional problem, the impact is far-reaching – affecting everything from the child’s home, school and social life, to the emotional wellness of the entire family.  If your child has a mental health issue requiring professional intervention, we are here to help. Our experienced clinicians (counselors, social workers and nurses) understand the wide-reaching impact of behavioral and emotional conditions, and we will give your child and family the tools and support you need to manage your unique situation.


We offer expert diagnostic evaluations, testing, and psychotherapy for the full spectrum of behavioral health conditions, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fears
  • Aggression/Easily Irritated
  • Nightmares/Sleeping Difficulties
  • School Behavior Issues/Learning Difficulties
  • Attention Span Difficulties
  • Social Isolation


Our counselors provide proven effective trauma-informed evidence-based psychotherapy each with a common goal: of helping children face and work through their memory of traumatic event(s), in safe ways, that do not feel overwhelming, so that healing can occur.


Play Therapy is an evidence-based powerful tool to address cognitive, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Adults often communicate through words. However, children communicate through play. Counselors specializing in therapy with children and teens will use several tools to help you child communicate thoughts and feelings:


  • Role Playing using puppets & toys
  • Art therapy
  • Sand therapy
  • Therapy board games


If you or a family member has been referred for psychological testing, you probably have some questions about what to expect. The underlying cause of a person’s problem isn’t always clear. For example, if a child is having trouble in school, do they have a reading problem, such as dyslexia? An attention problem such as attention – deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Difficulty with impulse control? Depression or Anxiety? Psychological tests and assessments allow a psychologist to understand the nature of the problem, and to figure out the best way to go about addressing it.

Psychologists administer tests and assessments for a wide variety of reasons:


  • Learning Difficulties
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Attention and Hyperactivity
  • Emotional Factors Affecting Learning & Behaviors

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Call us at (414) 383-9526 to learn more about our programs and services and to make your appointment.

Please call (414) 383-9526 to schedule an appointment today.