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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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Study: Self-Reported Suicide Attempts Rising In Black Teens As Other Groups Decline

Adding to what is known about the growing crisis of suicide among American teens, a team led by researchers at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University have uncovered several troubling trends during the period of 1991-2017, among Black high school students, in particular. Their findings were published in the November 2019 issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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