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McSilver Executive Director Co-Authors Study Showing Depression Treatment Racial Gap
Dr. Michael A. Lindsey is a co-author of the study showing Black caregivers involved in the child welfare system get less depression treatment.
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McSilver 2020 Annual Report Released
It describes how we met the moment, as powerful and unexpected forces reshaped the world in which we carry out our mission to disrupt generational poverty and address inequities.
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McSilver’s Black History Month 2021 Book List
Our staff recommends the following reads for Black History Month 2021.
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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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