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Engaging Community to Prevent Crime and End Police Violence

August 26, 2020 by Lindsay Turner
Everybody deserves to be safe from violence, including police violence. Research shows community engagement is a key mechanism to both prevent crime and end police violence. Lindsay Turner explains.

Why Hmong Families Need Hmong School-Based Mental Health Providers

August 26, 2020 by Cheng Vang
Wilder school-based mental health services started about 30 years ago with Kofi, a program for students of African descent. This year, Hlub Zoo is celebrating 10 years providing school-based mental… Read more »

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's happening in Minnesota to address it?

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 »
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