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McSilver Testifies to NY State Assembly About COVID-19 Mental Health Impacts
McSilver Institute’s Executive Director Dr. Michael A. Lindsey submitted written testimony about how youth of color are affected.
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Step-Up Students Get Laptops to Help With Distance Learning
The digital divide has widened during the pandemic. Students participating in McSilver’s Step-Up program received laptops this summer to support their education needs.
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NY Lawmaker and Agency Officers Discuss Push for Economic Equity
McSilver Institute’s Sheryl Huggins Salomon moderated the City and State NY-hosted virtual panel.
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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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