• “Moving more than oil: The intimate link between human trafficking and dirty energy in Minnesota,” by Kayla Walsh, Autumn 2018, Earth Island Journal

• “When rape is reported in Minnesota,” 2018, 9-part series, Star Tribune: The 2019 Legislature will consider sweeping measures to fix systemic failures in the way the criminal justice system handles sex assault cases.

• “Why some Minnesota lawmakers are confident they can get an opioid bill passed in 2019,” Nov. 2018, Video

• TED Talk by Nadine Burke Harris, MD, “How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime” (16 min)

• Trauma Troopers: Minneapolis youth help with mental health,

• “Dakota 38” documentary, on


• “The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-term Effects of Childhood Adversity”

• “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma”

• “Garden of Truth: The Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women in Minnesota”

Websites Effects of childhood trauma and developing resilience Advocacy in MN legislature on behalf of at-risk children Statewide advocacy collaborative How to protect children from sexual abuse Healing racial trauma Substance abuse and mental health services


• Families Moving Forward: A program for children who have been sexually abused and their non-offending parents.

• Healing Motion: Group therapy that incorporates mind-body techniques. such as mindfulness, movement, and art expression for girls who have experienced sexual abuse.

• Midwest Center for Trauma and Emotional Healing, 952-934-2555,

• NEST: A parent mentor program which uses community volunteers to walk beside at-risk parents, giving them emotional support and guidance as they face parenting challenges due to mental health concerns, trauma, or stress.