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Evaluating the Effects of School-Based Mental Health Services

This project will rigorously evaluate the effects of Minnesota's School-Linked Mental Health program on academic outcomes, mental health services outcomes, and juvenile justice outcomes, for children and adolescents. This program has expanded progressively across Minneapolis, Hennepin County, and more recently the state, as a way to reduce barriers to identifying and treating mental health problems in school-age youth.

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Hennepin County, Minneapolis Public Schools
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C Terrence Anderson is our new Director of Community Based Research

The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) is pleased to announce that C Terrence Anderson is our new Director of Community Based Research. C Terrence will oversee CURA's community-based programs, including the Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program, the Community Assistantship Program, the Artist and Neighborhood Partnership Initiatives, and the Krusell Fellowship.

Thank you to Neeraj Mehta

“It is with mixed feelings that we here at CURA say goodbye to Neeraj Mehta who is leaving to take an exciting position as director of learning at the McKnight Foundation. The McKnight Foundation has given so much to CURA over the years that we can hardly begrudge them when the flow goes the other way! Neeraj served as our director of community based programs during his six years at CURA and helped us channel resources to countless community organizations in the metro area and across the state. He also kept CURA in the middle of all of the important discussions taking place i

Spring 2018 Hennepin-University Collaborative Grant Award Announcement

Spring HUP Mixer

The Hennepin-University Partnership (HUP) is pleased to announce that the proposal, "Determining Alignment of Probation Conditions" has been awarded the Spring 2018 Hennepin-University Collaboration Grant.

Cura at 50

Cura at 50

CURA Reporter Spring 2017

This issue contains the following articles: Boomers at Work and in Transition By Phyllis Moen, Erik Kojola, and Kate Schaefers /  Understanding Youth Resilience by Leveraging the Youth Development Study Archive 

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota
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Reporter 47 (1)

CURA:Tech, One Year Later

In 2014–2015, CURA hosted a civic technology incubator, CURA:Tech. The one-year project supported teams to identify issues in their community that could be addressed with an information-based civic technology, and create a prototype of the tool. In 2016, we checked in with award winners and other participants to see how their work was going.