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On April 29, McSilver Institute Director Mary McKay and Post-Doctoral Fellow Jama Shelton, who is also Deputy Executive Director of the True Colors Fund, were among a select group of researchers, service providers, advocates, youth, philanthropists, and Federal agency representatives invited to a White House policy briefing to discuss the Federal government’s goal of ending youth homelessness by 2020. The White... Read more
On Thursday May 7, eight McSilver Institute staff members and three interns spent the afternoon volunteering in the Williamsburg kitchen of God’s Love We Deliver, an agency that delivers nutritious meals free of charge to home-bound New York area residents suffering from debilitating illnesses. The day of service was organized by communications and policy intern Charlie Tripp, who just completed his MSW with a... Read more
The McSilver Institute is defined by its commitment to anti-oppressive research and practice.  To ensure that this commitment to understand and combat structural oppression and racism reaches all corners of the work, the institute has formed an Anti-Oppressive Steering Committee (AOSC) consisting of members of every department. The AOSC, led by co-chairs Zoila A. Del-Villar and Jayson Jones (pictured above),... Read more
The 2015 McSilver Symposium and Awards will feature six thought-provoking panels, two poignant films, and five inspiring honorees emphasizing poverty, trauma and resilience.     Symposium Schedule (Monday, April 27) 10:00 - 11:30 AM (Hillman Studio, 4th Floor) - Trauma of LGBTQ Displacement in the US and Abroad Moderator: James Martin, PhD - Associate Professor, New York University Silver School... Read more
Leaders of the McSilver Institute’s Community Collaborative Board (CCB), an ongoing partnership between community residents, parents, other stakeholders and researchers, met recently with members of the New York City Council’s Bronx Delegation to discuss its efforts to address the needs of youth and families living in the South Bronx neighborhood of Highbridge. “Mobilizing the Adult Protective Shield” (MAPS), a... Read more
McSilver Deputy Director Gary Parker recently gave rousing remarks as the keynote speaker at the Jewish Child Care Association’s (JCCA) annual Social Work and Staff Appreciation Day event. JCAA is a nonprofit, nonsectarian child and family service foster care and adoption agency with programs and services throughout New York City. Over 200 JCCA service providers, social workers and administrators were in attendance... Read more
As New York State approaches a transition of the children’s behavioral health system to Medicaid managed care beginning as early as January 1, 2016, the McSilver Institute and its Community Technical Assistance Center (CTAC) have been given the exciting opportunity to provide technical assistance and training around managed care to foster care agencies statewide. In partnership with the NYS Department of Health (... Read more
The McSilver Institute is pleased to announce that the March 2015 issue of its peer-reviewed journal, Global Social Welfare: Research, Policy, and Practice (GSW), is now available online, with open access articles by Jennifer Kwan (From Taboo to Epidemic: Family Violence Within Aboriginal Communities); Nunzio Nazareno Donzuso (Equality of Opportunities’ in Education for Migrant Children in China); Omer Aijazi (... Read more
On February 19, Simon Tsike-Sossah, the Executive Director of African Community Internship Placement Programme (ACIPP) and a Project Coordinator of Disaster and Emergency Relief Services West Africa (DERSWA), gave a lecture at the McSilver Institute arguing that in the wake of the recent Ebola outbreak, there is a desperate need for social workers to collaborate with local leaders in West Africa to... Read more
The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research has launched a new unit within the Community Technical Assistance Center of New York (CTAC) to provide tailored, on-site, managed care technical assistance to a subset of vulnerable New York City mental health clinics that provide vital healthcare access to communities that would not otherwise be served. Called Individualized Technical Assistance Consultations... Read more