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Youth Participatory Evaluation: How to Start?
For the Youth Leadership Initiative, evaluation is one of the many ways that they meaningfully engage youth in their program. By practicing Youth Participatory Evaluation (YPE), evaluation is no longer just a task on their to-do list, it is a way for youth and adults to collaboratively assess and guide the program.   The Youth Leadership Initiative has practiced YPE for almost five years. They believe in YPE because they’ve witnessed its benefits for youth, adults, and their program. Other researchers have also documented YPE’s benefits for youth (such as improved social competencies and increased self-confidence), for adults (such as increased self-efficacy and increased sense of belonging), and for programs (such as democratization of knowledge and balancing power between adults and youth).1   After years of being asked...
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Hello Fellows: Meet Shawn Schuette
​Wilder employees have the opportunity to apply for Kingston Fellowships, an honor awarded annually based on accomplishments, commitment to human services and leadership potential. In March 2017, Wilder awarded fellowships to six employees spanning a variety of professional backgrounds. The fellowships help these professionals to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas and develop innovative programs to address community concerns. In “Hello, Fellows,” we introduce the most recent cohort of Kingston Fellows. This week, we catch up with Shawn Schuette. What is your role at Wilder? I am a Senior Clinical Supervisor in Wilder’s school-based mental health program, and have been with Kofi for 9 years. Kofi is a culturally specific program serving African-American students in St. Paul Public Schools. School based staff work with clients individually, in group,...
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Preparing Immigrants and Refugees for Public Health Emergencies in Hennepin County
Recent public health emergencies have highlighted the continuing need for public health officials to further improve communications with immigrant and refugee communities about the importance of being aware and prepared for infectious disease outbreaks, dangerous weather, public shootings, and other community emergencies. In 2016, Wilder Research was contracted by Hennepin County Public Health Emergency Preparedness to conduct a study about emergency preparedness planning with nine immigrant and refugee communities in the county (Mexican, Hmong, South Asian Indian, Somali, Ethiopian, Oromo, Guinean, Liberian, and Sierra Leonean). The goal was to gather information about the culturally specific needs and communications practices of these communities to inform policies, practices, and communications related to public health emergencies. Wilder Research interviewed 25 professionals and community leaders who work with immigrants...
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​Hello Fellows: Meet Damon Shoholm
Wilder employees have the opportunity to apply for Kingston Fellowships, an honor awarded annually based on accomplishments, commitment to human services and leadership potential.In March 2017, Wilder awarded fellowships to six employees spanning a variety of professional backgrounds. The fellowships help these professionals to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas and develop innovative programs to address community concerns. In “Hello, Fellows,” we introduce the most recent cohort of Kingston Fellows. This week, we catch up with Damon Shoholm. What is your role at Wilder? I’m a director of Leadership Programs at Wilder. I work in concert with Nou Yang of the Youth Leadership Initiative to administratively and programmatically shape the suite of leadership programs that Wilder offers to a greater community. Tell us about your background. Before coming to Wilder, my...
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The Creative Space: Art Creates New Ways for People with Memory Loss to Express Themselves
Art Whisperer is what my painters sometimes call me. As Artist in Residence at Wilder’s Adult Day Health program, I participate in art class as the professional studio and social practice art instructor. My painters are people who are experiencing memory or cognitive loss. My biggest goal for the program, which I have named “In A New Voice,” is to move past the word loss, and create new ways that people with memory loss can fall back in love with themselves. I have always felt that art should be freed from its stereotype of elitism and unburdened of the notion that it requires “genius” to create. Combining that with my own experience, I have always known that art and medicine needed to be put together...
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