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National Academies of Practice Names Dr. Michael A. Lindsey Distinguished Fellow
Dr. Michael A. Lindsey, the Executive Director of the NYU McSilver Institute, has been elected to the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Social Work as a Distinguished Fellow. NAP is an interdisciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to affordable, accessible, coordinated quality healthcare for all. Members, elected by their peers, include healthcare practitioners and scholars who have demonstrated excellence in their profession and a commitment to furthering practice, scholarship, and policy in support of interprofessional care.
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CBC Taskforce Report: Black Youth Suicide Rates Rising, Defying Historic Trends
Following months of listening events and meetings in Washington, DC and across multiple Congressional districts, The Congressional Black Caucus’s Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health today released a report, “Ring the Alarm: the Crisis of Black Youth Suicide in America,” outlining the state of Black youth mental health and detailed policy recommendations for consideration by Congress. Chaired by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, the task force was formed in April to explore the causes of and solutions to increasing rates of suicide among Black children. The report was assembled with the help of the task force’s working group, led by Dr. Michael Lindsey, PhD, MSW, MPH, Executive Director of the NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research.
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1619 Project Creator Nikole Hannah-Jones Addresses At-Capacity Audience at NYU
On Monday, November 18, the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University (NYU) and the Office of NYU President Andrew D. Hamilton hosted a fireside chat with Nikole Hannah-Jones, who is an award-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times Magazine and the creator of the publication’s 1619 Project.
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Acclaimed Podcast on Black Boys and Men to Launch 2nd Season on MLK Day

On Monday, January 20, the NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research will kick off the second season of their Webby-nominated podcast Black Boys and Men: Changing the Narrative. The inaugural episode will feature a discussion with Mayor Frank Scott Jr. of Little Rock, Arkansas. He discusses what it is like to be the first black elected mayor of an iconic city in civil rights history and among the growing vanguard of Black Millennial mayors in the South, as well as what it means to be an effective role model to young Black boys.
Read more Acclaimed Podcast on Black Boys and Men to Launch 2nd Season on MLK Day

National Academies of Practice Names Dr. Michael A. Lindsey Distinguished Fellow

Dr. Michael A. Lindsey, the Executive Director of the NYU McSilver Institute, has been elected to the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Social Work as a Distinguished Fellow. NAP is an interdisciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to affordable, accessible, coordinated quality healthcare for all. Members, elected by their peers, include healthcare practitioners and scholars who have demonstrated excellence in their profession and a commitment to furthering practice, scholarship, and policy in support of interprofessional care.
Read more National Academies of Practice Names Dr. Michael A. Lindsey Distinguished Fellow

CBC Taskforce Report: Black Youth Suicide Rates Rising, Defying Historic Trends

Following months of listening events and meetings in Washington, DC and across multiple Congressional districts, The Congressional Black Caucus’s Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health today released a report, “Ring the Alarm: the Crisis of Black Youth Suicide in America,” outlining the state of Black youth mental health and detailed policy recommendations for consideration by Congress. Chaired by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, the task force was formed in April to explore the causes of and solutions to increasing rates of suicide among Black children. The report was assembled with the help of the task force’s working group, led by Dr. Michael Lindsey, PhD, MSW, MPH, Executive Director of the NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research.
Read more CBC Taskforce Report: Black Youth Suicide Rates Rising, Defying Historic Trends

1619 Project Creator Nikole Hannah-Jones Addresses At-Capacity Audience at NYU

On Monday, November 18, the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University (NYU) and the Office of NYU President Andrew D. Hamilton hosted a fireside chat with Nikole Hannah-Jones, who is an award-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times Magazine and the creator of the publication’s 1619 Project.
Read more 1619 Project Creator Nikole Hannah-Jones Addresses At-Capacity Audience at NYU

Study: Self-Reported Suicide Attempts Rising In Black Teens As Other Groups Decline

Adding to what is known about the growing crisis of suicide among American teens, a team led by researchers at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University have uncovered several troubling trends during the period of 1991-2017, among Black high school students, in particular. Their findings were published in the November 2019 issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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McSilver Awards Recap: Vanguards for Social Justice Honored on June 10th

The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University (NYU) held its seventh annual McSilver Awards on June 10, 2019 at the Rosenthal Pavilion atop NYU’s Kimmel Center in Manhattan, New York City. “We are thrilled to be recognizing six individuals who are defining a critical moment in this country — be it about immigration, or using the power of their voices to talk about mental health and social and criminal justice; be it from raising the next leaders in tech to diversifying our ranks in the world of politics or preserving the fourth estate,” said Dr. Michael A. Lindsey, Executive Director of the McSilver Institute.
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McSilver Testifies About Black Youth and Suicide at NY State Senate Public Hearing

The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University continued to ring the alarm about rising suicide rates in Black youth on Tuesday, June 4th. Our Executive Director, Dr. Michael A. Lindsey, testified at a New York State Senate Joint Public Hearing on Suicide and Prevention before the Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, chaired by Senator David Carlucci; and the Senate Standing Committee on Health, chaired by Senator Gustavo Rivera.
Read more McSilver Testifies About Black Youth and Suicide at NY State Senate Public Hearing