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Angels and Ghosts in the Nursery: Trauma-Informed Child-Parent Therapy

December 17, 2020 by Gael Thompson
Sarah sits across from me in my office, staring down at her hands. Her eyes fill with tears and she shakes her head.

I think my child might be suicidal. What should I do as a parent or guardian?

November 10, 2020 by Sara Nelson
It can be scary to hear your child talk about suicide. You’re not alone – suicidal thoughts are common among children and adolescents in the United States. It’s important to take this seriously, even… 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 »

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.

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 »

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 »

Youth Social Entrepreneurship: Equipping Youth with Critical Job Skills

September 26, 2019 by Jennifer Valorose
The YSE model contributes to youth developing work readiness, interpersonal and social-emotional skills, according to research on 11 programs serving almost 900 youth.