Exploring what works for programs serving youth and adults
Wilder Research explores how best to meet the needs of youth, adults and elders from prevention to intervention and recovery.
We use multiple methods to identify how programs best serve individuals, now and for the long term. Our studies explore:
- Successful prevention programs for youth and adults
- Characteristics and causes of substance misuse and addiction
- Effectiveness of programs that serve individuals and families throughout their treatment and recovery journeys
- Culturally and gender-specific services and community-based efforts
Much of our research and evaluation focuses on the intersection between mental health and substance use, and their associated social determinants and risk and resilience factors. We understand that various approaches are necessary to meet individual and community needs, including harm reduction, culturally relevant practices and how trauma affects addiction.
As part of an operating foundation, we are also in the unique position to partner with direct service providers to develop and measure the effectiveness of research-supported services.
If you are looking for mental health or addiction and recovery services, visit Wilder’s Community Mental Health & Wellness Clinic.
Women's Recovery Services Key Findings: 2017-2021This brief describes the women and children served by 12 grantees of Minnesota's Women's Recovery Services program and family outcomes during this five-year period. Read the report »
Infusing Equity and Cultural Responsiveness in Local Youth Substance Use Prevention EffortsDesigned for Minnesota prevention professionals, this toolkit includes worksheets, case studies, additional resource to guide your work. Read the report »
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What Works for Women in RecoveryThrough 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 recovery program ends. Read the article »
STORIES OF OUR WORK WITH PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS
Identifying Service Gaps to Improve Lives and Communities: Minnesota Department of Human Services Gaps Analysis
The ultimate goal of any research or evaluation project is to inform action. A multi-year Wilder Research project with the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is informing systems changes to meet the needs of some of Minnesota’s...More about this story »