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On August 18, 2016, leaders of the McSilver Institute’s Anti-Oppressive Steering Committee released a podcast titled “Understanding HERstory: An Anti-Oppressive Framework for Helping Professionals Working with Women.” This podcast was the fifth and final part in the Exploding the Myth of Women’s Equity webinar series, which sought to provide a holistic understanding of the impact of gender... Read more
From July 12-15, 2016 in Kampala, Uganda, the McSilver Institute partnered with Columbia University’s International Center for Child Health and Asset Development (ICHAD) and The AfriChild Centre of Excellence on the African Child to host the first annual Conference on Child Behavioral Health in Sub-Saharan Africa: Innovative Research and Interdisciplinary Partnerships to Scale Up Evidence-Based Practice in... Read more
An analysis of social work scholars’ productivity and impact published in Research on Social Work Practice (2016, doi: 10.1177/1049731516645929) placed McSilver Institute Director Dr. Mary McKay among the field’s 40 highest impact scholars. Authors Dr. David R. Hodge, Kristen P. Kremer, and Dr. Michael G. Vaughn examined journal articles published by an elite sample of 143 fellows affiliated with the... Read more
The McSilver Institute was pleased to get an email recently from Michelle “Miki” Russell, LMSW, a 2013 Silver School graduate who participated in a Global Mental Health course the McSilver Institute developed and taught in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Miki wrote, “My graduate education at NYU was a major chapter in the journey to my current career in international social welfare and child development.... Read more
A partnership between the New York Center for Child Development (NYCCD) and the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University Silver School of Social Work has been awarded a three-year, approximately $1.6 million contract to develop and operate a New York City Training and Technical Assistance Center for Early Childhood Mental Health (TTAC). TTAC is part of a wider effort by the New York... Read more
The McSilver Institute’s peer-reviewed academic journal, Global Social Welfare: Research, Policy, and Practice, has published a special issue focusing on children’s care situations and their impact on children’s development and well-being, with the goal of informing policy and practice. Guest edited by Mark Canavera, associate director of the CPC Learning Network, and Florence Martin, director of... Read more
On the evening of May 16th, 2016 friends, family and colleagues of the McSilver Institute celebrated the 2016 McSilver Awards. This year’s awards recognized individuals who are “transforming systems” to address the root causes and consequences of poverty and featured inspirational speeches from awardees David Gómez, EdD, President of Hostos Community College, City University of New York,... Read more
As students advance in Step-Up, the McSilver Institute’s youth development and mental health support program embedded within seven low-resourced New York City high schools, they are required to develop a group project. These tend to be small-scale volunteer activities at school or in the community. This year, the second-year Step-Up students at Performing Arts and Technology High School (PATHS) in Central... Read more
Tune into the latest episode of Degrees of Freedom, the McSilver Institute’s quarterly web series, in which Anti-Racist Alliance co-founder and National Association of Social Workers, New York City Chapter President Sandy Bernabei makes an impassioned case for anti-racist social work practice in our race-constructed nation. Along with host Gary Parker, the McSilver Institute's Deputy Director,... Read more
Each year since 2014, volunteer professional photographers from the Josephine Herrick Project (JHP) have engaged students in the McSilver Institute’s Step-Up program in Photovoice, a participatory action approach that uses photographs to identify and address issues in their communities. This year, from April 23-28, JHP presented an exhibition of the students’ work entitled “I See Differently.... Read more

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