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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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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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