Developing Evidence-Based Interventions to Address Poverty
The McSilver Institute's studies are defined by collaboration with community stakeholders, including public policy makers, organizations providing direct services to poverty-impacted individuals and affected communities, at every stage of the process. An understanding of the links between individuals, families, and communities to their external environments, as well as the interrelatedness of race and poverty, guide the institute's research efforts.
Robin Hood Foundation and Annie E. Casey Foundation Funded Study:
Safe Mothers, Safe Children
Ample Table for Everyone Foundation Funded Study:
Family & Food Matters to Pregnant Women
FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS
Family Groups for Urban Youth with Disruptive Behavior
VUKA: Supporting HIV-Infected Youth in South Africa
FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS
Targeted Intervention to Increase Mental Health Treatment among Depressed Black Adolescents
This study was also funded in part by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Improving Child Behavior Using Task-Shifting to Implement MFGs in Child Welfare
Mobile Health Solutions for Behavioral Skill Implementation through Homework
CHAMP + Asia: Supporting HIV-infected Youth in Thailand
FUNDED PILOT STUDIES
An Exploration of Health and Mental Health of Formerly Imprisoned Adults With Serious Mental Illnesses
Treatment Adherence to Type 2 Diabetes Protocols among Maya Women of Western Guatemala: An Intervention
Diabetes Mellitus affects a large sector of the population of Guatemala and the world, with many individuals never diagnosed. It results in serious and often preventable health consequences.
Unfortunately, adequate care and education is not accessible to large segments of the Guatemalan population, particularly indigenous Maya.This study aims to utilize an intervention designed to improve adherence to treatment protocols for Type 2 Diabetes. The study follows a CMF theoretical framework (communicate, motivate, facilitate) and is conducted in partnership with Guatemalan research organization Estudio 1360 and with two public hospitals of the western highlands.
Social Representations and Community Health Equity: A Critical, Community-Based Mixed Methods Study
FUNDED PILOT STUDIES
On Shame as a Psychosocial Dimension of Poverty: A Complementary Study in the United States
Co-Principal Investigators: Lawrence Aber, PhD & Gary Parker, MSW
Family and Food Matters!
Measuring Inequality of Opportunity and Assessing its Origins in Public Policies across the Developed World
Double Advantage or Double Disadvantage: Bilingual, Family SES, and Race/Ethnicity in Shaping Social and Emotional Developmental Trajectories for Children of Immigrants
An Examination of Peer Delivered Support for High‐Need, Impoverished Families
Mechanisms in Neuro‐Development (MIND)
Promoting Resilience in Head Start Families with Children with Special Needs
Planning for Partnership: A Proposal to Develop a Strategic Plan for a School‐University Collaboration
Adaptation of a Family Intervention for Demobilized Colombian Youth and their Foster Families
Center for Collaborative Inner-City Child Mental Health Services Research (CCCR)
The Center for Collaborative Inner-City Child Mental Health Services Research (CCCR), a Developing Center funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, collaborated with the New York State Office of Mental Health, as well as family and community advocacy boards, to organize multi-disciplinary researchers who conduct research on children’s mental health services. Directed by McSilver Faculty Fellow Dr. Mary McKay, the CCCR was specifically focused on the development and testing of novel clinical practices and service delivery models informed by existing empirical findings, as well as the outcomes associated with intensive collaboration between researchers, practitioners, youth and families. Additionally, the CCCR sought to mentor new investigators of color, particularly those engaged in direct clinical practice, who also wished to gain experience conducting urban services research. The CCCR completed its work in early 2015.
The Community Technical Assistance Center of New York (CTAC)
The Community Technical Assistance Center of New York (CTAC), funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health and directed by the McSilver Institute, advances the effective and efficient provision of clinic treatment to adults, children, and families who rely on public sector services to meet their mental health needs. CTAC provides a wide range of training, consultation, and educational resources free-of-charge to state-licensed mental health clinics to help them address the challenges associated with recent changes in clinic regulations, financing, and overall healthcare reforms, with the goal of improving patient outcomes.
The Managed Care Technical Assistance Center (MCTAC)
The Managed Care Technical Assistance Center (MCTAC), funded by New York State’s Office of Mental Health and Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and directed by the McSilver Institute, was launched in summer 2014 to assist all substance use and mental health providers transition to Medicaid managed care. MCTAC offers providers free tools and trainings to help them maintain the health of their organizations and improve service delivery and outcomes for their clients.