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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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Resources for Providers Working with LGBTQIA Populations
For Pride Month, CTAC NY provides resources to help social service providers better affirm identity and support mental health in LGBTQIA populations.
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Announcing 2020-2021 Fellow-in-Residence Henry L. Greenidge, Esq.
The NYU McSilver Institute has announced transportation policy expert Henry L. Greenidge, Esq. as a 2020-2021 Fellow-in-Residence.
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McSilver Applauds NYC Human Rights Commission Youth Initiative Launch

The New York City Commission on Human Rights, in partnership with over 60 schools and organizations (complete list below) that educate and work with young people, announces the launch of a new comprehensive program called Youth for Equity and Solidarity. The program will educate over 5,000 young people this year, ages 13-21, and includes the creation of the Commission’s first youth advisory council (YES Council).
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Annual Report: 2018 and 2019 Were Pivotal Growth Years for NYU McSilver

The combined fiscal years of 2018 and 2019 marked a pivotal period in the growth of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research. Our scholarship achieved new prominence, and we educated a wider audience and shaped policy goals at the local, state and federal levels. Learn more about our progress, achievements and highlights in the 2018-2019 Annual Report.
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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.
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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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