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Preventing Firearm Suicide Among White Men Who Own Firearms in Greater Minnesota: Findings from Interviews with Firearm Owners and National Messaging Experts

December 1, 2022

Wilder Research conducted interviews with national messaging experts and white, male, firearm owners in greater Minnesota. Respondents were asked for their suggestions for trusted messengers who could share communications about firearm suicide prevention, suggestions for framing messaging and the types of content that should be shared, safe storage practices, and how they and other firearm owners would respond to a mental health crisis and the barriers that prevent people from intervening in a crisis.

Infusing Equity and Cultural Responsiveness in Local Youth Substance Use Prevention Efforts: Tips and Tools

June 1, 2021

The purpose of the toolkit is to help communities weave equity and cultural responsiveness throughout implementation of the Strategic Prevention Framework. The toolkit contains tips, templates, and case studies.

Inclusive Substance Abuse Prevention Among College Students: Findings from the Field and Lessons Learned from Minnesota's Partnership's for Success Grant

January 1, 2021

This report focuses on culturally responsive prevention strategies. Populations of focus were: students with mental health concerns, students of color and Indigenous students, LGBTQ students, and student athletes. Information includes substance use among these groups and preventing substance use.

Telemental Health Services for Youth in Rural Areas: Meeting Service Gaps and Best Practices

October 1, 2020

Literature review that explores the benefits of providing telemental health services to youth, with a particular focus on how this delivery format may help close service gaps in rural areas. In addition, this review identifies several common challenges in providing and implementing telemental health services, best practice recommendations for providers and agencies to address these challenges, and strategies state agencies can take to encourage the use and expansion of telemental health services.

Treating Co-Occurring Disorders among Southeast Asian Refugees, Immigrants, and Asylum Seekers

March 1, 2020

Wilder Recovery Services commissioned Wilder Research to assist with the development and evaluation of a toolkit for providers to use with refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers of Southeast Asian descent who have co-occurring substance use disorders and mental health conditions. As part of this project, Wilder Research conducted a literature review to identify best practices in providing treatment.

What Happens to Adopted Youth and Families after Adoption? Resutls of a Follow Up Study Conducted for Ampersand Families

January 1, 2020

Wilder Research worked with staff from Ampersand Families to design a post-adoption follow-up study that focused on the outcomes of youth adopted as older children and the families who adopt. This report presents the results of interviews with youth adoptees and adoptive parents.

Behavioral Health Home Services: Implementation Evaluation Report

August 1, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Human Services Behavioral Health Home Services model serves children and adults with serious mental illness and their families with a multi-disciplinary team using a collaborative, person-centered, strength-based approach. BHH services aim to address the comprehensive physical, behavioral health, and social service needs of individuals in a holistic, coordinated manner. This is a report on the implementation of the behavioral health home services model in Minnesota.