Thought leadership, trends and insights on community matters

Why Multiculturalism Matters for Local and Global Youth Leadership

July 1, 2018 by Nou Yang
How can multiculturalism empower people of many races, ethnicities and cultures to live and work in harmony not only in the US but also around the world?  Our efforts started with the Youth… Read more »

Arts Evaluation: How Theater Mu Measures its Impact

June 28, 2018 by Ryan Evans
Artists and arts organizations are being asked to “show the impact” of their art more and more often. Find out how one theater addressed that challenge by working with Wilder Research.

2018 Legislative Session Recap

May 25, 2018 by Dominic McQuerry
In even years the Minnesota Legislature is under no constitutional obligation to convene, but they typically meet to pass a bill to finance capital infrastructure, policy items, and perhaps a small… Read more »

Welcome to Minnesota's Newest Mental Health First Aid Instructors

May 15, 2018 by Thomas Nguyen
Thousands of Minnesotans are faced with mental health concerns for the first time each year – personally, professionally, or both. Many feel ill-equipped to respond and don’t know where to turn for… Read more »

10 Reasons Schools Should Have Youth Mental Health Services On-site

May 8, 2018
Nearly 20 percent of youth in the United States experience a mental, emotional or behavioral health condition every year. Yet according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half… Read more »

Amid Opioid Epidemic, Many Minnesota Women Face Other Addictions

April 18, 2018 by Jackie Aman
A 5-year study of women served by 12 recovery programs shows that some women across the state face addictions to other drugs at much higher rates.

Understanding Sex Trafficking and What Minnesota is Doing to Address It

January 25, 2018 by Julie Atella
A recent Wilder Research report confirms that commercial sexual exploitation is much more widespread in Minnesota than most of us think.

Little Things Matter at Day Treatment

January 22, 2018 by Heather McMoore
For a long time, sometimes for many years, parents of children in the Wilder Day Treatment program have faced the dilemma of whether to answer the phone when the school, child care or a service… Read more »