Past Community Initiatives
The work of Community Initiatives changes with the needs of our communities. Our recent initiatives have included Capacity to Care and the Trauma-Informed Innovation Lab.
Capacity to Care
Capacity to Care was a community initiative designed to build the capacity of family, friend and community caregivers. The initiative’s initial goal was to raise awareness and increase caregiver self-identification and the capacity of family, friend and community caregivers. As few as 19% of the 500,000 Minnesotans providing care to a loved one identify as a caregiver.
The Capacity to Care initiative included:
- Comprehensive public awareness campaign–www.caregivinglink.org–designed to increase caregiver identification
- Caregiving in Context research study, designed to promote a better understanding of the informal networks of support that surround caregivers
- Pilot projects designed to strengthen existing informal networks of support for caregivers or connect caregivers to new networks of support
Find out how Wilder's Caregiving Services transformed in response to the need for caregiving support in Minnesota.
Trauma-Informed Innovation Lab
Wilder was a collaborative member of the Trauma-Informed Innovation lab, a community initiative that was active in spring 2014. The initiative sought to assess the needs and opportunities for a collaborative effort to align and enhance trauma-informed work across Minnesota in ways that are both evidence-based and practice-based. The initiative builds upon mental health theory and technical knowledge of trauma-informed care to support adaptive application that effectively integrates trauma-informed approaches into the cultures of our organizations and communities.