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How Telehealth Play Therapy Helps Kids Cope with Life in a Pandemic: Children’s Mental Health During Covid Part 2

October 14, 2020
Kate and her family had officially started telehealth therapy. They had worked through some technical issues, had their first session, and Kate was looking forward to seeing her therapist again on… Read more »

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 »

Yes, Young Children Heal with Play Therapy by Telehealth: Children’s Mental Health During Covid Part 1

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 »

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 »

Families Maintain Stable Housing with Direct Assistance and Collaboration

February 26, 2020 by Nona Ferguson
Most of Wilder’s supportive housing services focus on stabilizing families who have experienced homelessness so that they can move into long-term affordable housing. One of our newest efforts focuses… Read more »

Most-Read Research of 2019

December 19, 2019 by Kerry Walsh
From homelessness and housing to children's mental health, see which research you might have missed in 2019.

Southeast Asian Community Members Heal Through Belonging at the Center for Social Healing

October 17, 2019 by Pahoua Yang
Every week, members of Cambodian, Karen, Hmong and Vietnamese communities gather at the Wilder Center for Social Healing in Saint Paul for support, fellowship, shared meals and healing. The Center… Read more »

What Works for Women in Recovery

May 3, 2019 by Stephanie Nelson-Dusek
Through our research we know about the challenges and confounding factors that those struggling with addiction face. We also know what has the potential to work in helping them succeed after their… Read more »
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