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Rising Food Insecurity in Minnesota: Community and Policy Responses and How You Can Help

August 12, 2020 by Maddie Hansen-Connell
Feeding America suggests more than 54 million people, including 18 million children, may experience food insecurity nationwide in the wake of COVID-19.

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Autism Benefits, Services, and Resources in Minnesota

July 27, 2020
Explore some key tools to learn more about autism and navigate the services and benefits available in the state.

Can Young Children Heal with Play Therapy by Telehealth? Yes!

July 23, 2020
Every week the last year, 6-year-old Kate and her family have been working with a play therapist at Wilder. With play therapy, Kate is able to do individual work address her trauma history as well as… Read more »

During this Pandemic, Racism is our Most Urgent Public Health Emergency

June 30, 2020 by Melanie Ferris
As organizations respond to COVID-19, we need to create a short-term safety net for all, but also do the long-term work to dismantle and rebuild the systems that contribute to inequities.

Tips for Improving Kids’ Behavior While Distance Learning: What I Learned from the Experts

May 11, 2020 by Nicole MartinRogers
These tips about what works for teachers might be useful for parents and caregivers too.

Helping Children Cope with Fear, Stress and Anxiety in a Global Pandemic or Crisis

April 27, 2020 by Gael Thompson
We’re all learning new ways to live in a world overwhelmed by a global pandemic. In a matter of days, the rules have changed and routines such as going to work or school, attending public gatherings… Read more »

Four Things to Know About Volunteering at Wilder During COVID-19

April 24, 2020 by Austine Vaughn
Many volunteer opportunities were temporarily suspended when the coronavirus arrived in Minnesota. With social distancing and a stay-home order, buildings are closed to the public, staff are working… Read more »

Youth Leadership Initiative Continues Building Community and Leadership Online During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 9, 2020 by Tené Morgan
After COVID-19 moved into Minnesota, the Youth Leadership Initiative moved online. With large meetings discouraged, schools canceled and eventually a stay-at-home order in place, our high-school aged… Read more »
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