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WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 30, 2019) — The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) launched a new, emergency taskforce focused on the growing problem of suicide and access to mental health care among Black youth. Chaired by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), The CBC Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health will convene experts in Washington, DC and around the country, raise... Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sheryl Huggins Salomon, NEW YORK (MARCH 19, 2019)— The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University has received a three-year research grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study the effectiveness of a novel treatment intervention for keeping Black adolescents engaged in depression treatment. Rates... Read more
Media Coverage Updated May 7, 2019 Youth Suicide Crisis: How Can Families, Government and the Medical Community Help? The Journal News/LoHud Suicides Among Black Children Are at Crisis Levels. The Congressional Black Caucus Aims to Do Something About It The Root Black Youth Suicides: The Focus of a New CBC Task Force BET Congressional Black Caucus Launches Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide... Read more
Innovative initiative will strengthen programs by training California Community College faculty and staff on trauma and resilience   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sheryl Huggins Salomon, Kimiko Martinez, BERKELEY, CALIF. (JANUARY 15, 2018) — Teaching in prison takes an unexpected toll on the health of college faculty and staff.... Read more
This year the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University continued our work creating new knowledge about the root causes of poverty, developing interventions to address its consequences, and translating research findings into action through policy and practice. We also continued our work fostering important discussions about inequality, systemic racism, mental health and the effects of... Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sheryl Huggins Salomon, WASHINGTON, DC — A troubling trend among American children ages 5-11 a leading scholar in child and adolescent health calling for a national task force to address it. The suicide rate of Black children ages 5-11 has doubled over the past generation, with boys accounting for most of the deaths. The rate of suicide is... Read more
On Monday, November 5, the NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research co-hosted a free screening of the critically-acclaimed film, Monsters and Men at the Cantor Film Center in Manhattan, followed by a panel discussion about policed lives, policing and justice. Moderated by McSilver’s executive director, Dr. Michael A. Lindsey, the panel discussion included the director, NYU Tisch School of the... Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sheryl Huggins Salomon, NEW YORK — The most incisive and in-depth weekly conversation about how New York works is moving to a new home. FAQ NYC, the weekly podcast about how — and why — New York City works, will be housed at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University... Read more
Today the U.S. Census Bureau released data indicating that the poverty rate fell slightly in 2017 to 12.3 percent, down 0.4 percentage points from 2016. While any decrease in the number of people in poverty is good news, it is the position of New York University’s McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research that the momentum should be continued through efforts to make sure that low-income communities... Read more
Black Boys & Men: Changing the Narrative | Episode 03: Preventing Suicide Guest: Sean Joe, PhD Release Date: January 25, 2018 “'s important to understand and focus on how black males are expressing their masculinity, the importance of them having safe spaces to emote, and to deal with their feelings, and their critical needs.” This episode focuses on suicide prevention efforts geared... Read more