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NYC Commission on Human Rights to Probe Drug Testing of New Parents
McSilver’s COO weighed in as the NYC Commission on Human Rights announced an investigation into maternal drug testing practices at several NYC hospitals.
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Black Spartacus Book Talk: Sudhir Hazareesingh and Peniel Joseph
NYU McSilver co-sponsored a discussion by 2 leading historians about Toussaint Louverture, the most prominent Haitian Revolution leader.
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McSilver Institute Statement on the 2020 Presidential Election
“The American people have spoken, and the results are historic,” began the NYU McSilver Institute’s statement on November 7, 2020.
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Resources for Coping with and Understanding the Impact of Trauma, Stress and COVID-19

The following resources have been gathered from the collective expertise of staff from the NYU McSilver Institute to share advice, research and training for anyone who serves vulnerable communities or wishes to understand how trauma, stress, resilience and mental health trends impact all who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic—but particularly youth, communities of color […]
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Noted Mental Health Scholar: “We Need a National Taskforce on Black Boys and Suicide”

A troubling trend among American children ages 5-11 a leading scholar in child and adolescent health calling for a national task force to address it. The suicide rate of Black children ages 5-11 has doubled over the past generation, with boys accounting for most of the deaths. The rate of suicide is roughly twice as high as for Black children in that age group than it is for White children.
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