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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
During the first week of January 2015, McSilver Institute Deputy Director Gary Parker and Assistant Director of Policy and External Affairs Dan Ferris taught “Social Work and Legislative Advocacy,” an NYU Silver School elective held in Washington, D.C. More than two dozen students learned about government and the legislative process. Using a non-oppressive, community organizing lens, students developed the knowledge... Read more
Mary M. McKay, Ph.D., McSilver Professor of Poverty Studies and director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at the New York University Silver School of Social Work, has been named to New York State’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Project Approval and Oversight Panel. DSRIP is the state’s $6.4 billion Medicaid system reform initiative designed to incentivize community-level... Read more
At the McSilver Institute, an acute awareness of institutional/societal racism and the relationship between race and poverty are fundamental underpinnings of our work. In mid-December, 2014, the institute closed for two days so that the entire staff could participate in “Undoing Racism” training led by The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. The workshop presented a history of racism in the United States... Read more
On December 17, 2014, Dr. Abdallah Ibrahim, a Lecturer with the Department of Health Policy, Planning and Management at the University of Ghana School of Public Health, gave a presentation on a study he led to assess mental distress among incarcerated individuals in Northern Ghana’s Tamale central prison. It was the first study ever to look at mental distress in Ghana's correctional system, which had an inmate... Read more
Over the summer, the Clinic Technical Assistance Center, a New York State-funded collaboration of academic and service delivery organizations co-directed by the McSilver Institute, expanded its scope and re-launched as the Community Technical Assistance Center of New York (CTAC). This development was spurred in part by the launch of the Managed Care Technical Assistance Center (MCTAC), led by McSilver with other... Read more