Wilder Research: Studies and Reports

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Safe Harbor
With the support of the Women's Foundation of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Health, Wilder Research evaluated the implementation of the Safe Harbor Law and No Wrong Door model, which address how children who are exploited for commercial sex are treated.
Topic: Youth and Family
Most recent report: November 2017
 
Bush Foundation Community Innovation
The Bush Prize for Community Innovation is an annual award that honors and supports innovative organizations with a track record of making great ideas happen. Reports provide information to support community innovation, including a review of Bush Prize winners and the elements that helped them pursue community innovation.
Topic: Communities
Most recent report: October 2017
 
Kid City
Kid City is a partnership between the City of Maplewood Parks and Recreation and Z Puppets Rosenschnoz, with the goal of bringing people together through theater, puppetry, and interactive art installations. The evaluation included getting feedback on events, the progress made on program goals, and the impact on the community.
Topic: Communities
Most recent report: September 2017
 
MacPhail Center for Music
MacPhail Center for Music has programs for students with limited access to music education and older adults. The evaluations look at program implementation and outcomes. See Pathways to Performance for evaluation reports for another MacPhail program: http://www.wilder.org/studies/Pathways%20to%20Performance/941
Topic: Education
Most recent report: September 2017
 
SMART Nations
The SMART Nations program served American Indian students at Anishinabe Academy in Minneapolis. The goals of the afterschool program included increasing academic achievement and school connectedness using culturally relevant afterschool and family activities. Evaluation results show the impact of the program.
Topic: Education
Most recent report: September 2017
 
Southwest Health and Human Services Community Health Needs Assessment
Southwest Health and Human Services worked with Wilder Research to conduct a community health needs assessment to identify the health needs and assets of prominent cultural groups in their six-county region.
Topic: Health
Most recent report: September 2017
 
Speaking for Ourselves
The Speaking for Ourselves survey asked immigrants and refugees living in the Twin Cities about their perceptions and experiences related to education, transportation, housing, public health, safety, employment, finances, community and social engagement, and the immigrant experience. This study builds on a previous study conducted by Wilder Research in 2000.
Topic: Immigration
Most recent report: September 2017
 
360 Degree Center of Excellence
The 360 Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Regional Center works to expose people to and increase enthusiasm for STEM-related careers. The evaluation looked at the impact of a technology and manufacturing summer camp for youth, tours of manufacturing facilities across Minnesota, and other program activities.
Topic: Education
Most recent report: August 2017
 
Camp Noah
Camp Noah, a program offered by Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, is a locally hosted event for elementary-age children whose communities have been impacted by disasters such as floods or tornadoes. The evaluation collects information about the impact of camp on campers, families, staff and volunteers, and local communities and explores the way camp is implemented and opportunities to strengthen it.
Topic: Youth and Family
Most recent report: August 2017
 
Fostering Futures
Fostering Futures is a statewide initiative in Wisconsin aimed at integrating trauma-informed principles into county-based child welfare agencies and state agencies. The evaluation aimed to capture how teams implemented the initiative and its impact on trauma-informed care systems change.
Topic: Youth and Family
Most recent report: August 2017
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