About

We are a team of experienced professionals dedicated to creating and providing learning opportunities through our research, training and consultation that inspire, challenge, and motivate practitioners toward exceptional, empirically informed and effective recovery-oriented care.

Mission

Support recovery for individuals affected by mental illness and substance use disorders by providing training, research and consultation that inspires, challenges, and motivates practitioners toward exceptional, empirically informed and effective recovery-oriented care.

Our Vision

We create the highest quality, inspired, enthusiastic, and skilled workforce dedicated to providing excellent recovery oriented care to individuals affected by mental illness and substance use disorders

Location

We are housed within the School of Social work at 1404 Gortner Avenue, 170 Peters Hall, St. Paul, MN 55108.

July 12 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Homelessness in Minnesota – What we know about who is homeless, why, and what we can do to address it

In 2018 Wilder Research counted more people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota than ever before. Homelessness affects people from all backgrounds, is experienced differently be each person, and has implications for health care and social service providers through the state. This webinar will discuss key findings and trends from the Minnesota Homeless Study, including what factors may contribute to people becoming homeless and how homelessness impacts children, adults, and older adults. In additional to describing the scale of homelessness in Minnesota, ideas for addressing homelessness will also be shared. Learn More

August 9 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Recognizing and Challenging Stigma Around Substance Use and Mental Illness

Substance use, mental illness, and other behavioral health disorders are the most highly stigmatized health conditions. Stigma is a condition or status that is subject to prejudice, based on stereotyping that assigns undesirable labels, qualities, and behaviors to a person with that status. Labeled individuals are then socially devalued, which leads to inequality and discrimination, both on individual and systemic levels. Research suggests that stigma can manifest in subtle and largely unintended ways, and none of us are immune to negative stereotyping. Learn More