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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
The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at NYU Silver School of Social Work (McSilver Institute) has been awarded a five-year, $3 million grant by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to establish a global, trans-disciplinary center focused on reducing child mental health service and research gaps in Sub-Saharan Africa. Partners in the global center, known as the African Center for... Read more
The McSilver Institute recently partnered with NYU Silver School of Social Work’s Dr. Alma Carten to host a fascinating seminar on the implications of new neuroscience knowledge for strength based clinical practice and social work education curriculum development. Keynote speaker Dr. Edmund Griffin, from Columbia University and NY Presbyterian Hospital, shared key principles of neurobiology, findings from his... Read more
Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, New York State has worked diligently to improve healthcare for all New Yorkers. To support this effort, decision makers and stakeholders have implemented policies in line with the Triple Aim to improve patient experience and population health while reducing healthcare costs. One major change taking place in New York is the transition of Medicaid to managed care... Read more

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