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McSilver Executive Director Named to Board of Top Social Work Academy
Dr. Michael A. Lindsey has been elected to the board of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW).
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McSilver Executive Director Interviewed by NY Times about Black Youth Suicide
Suicide and mental illness are often seen as a ‘white phenomenon,’ but a different picture emerges when looking at trends in youth, Dr. Michael A. Lindsey told New York Times’ Christina Caron.
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Experts Discuss Pros and Cons of Predictive Risk Tools in Child Welfare Practice
NYU McSilver and Fordham GSS hosted an examination of the use of AI-driven predictive risk modeling in child welfare systems.
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McSilver Gets NICHD R01 Grant to Study Child Maltreatment Intervention

The Safe Mothers Safe Children clinical trial will focus on caregivers in the hopes of reducing repeated instances of maltreatment in families involved in child welfare systems. NEW YORK — May 26, 2021 — The NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research has received federal funding to study a novel child maltreatment intervention called Safe Mothers […]
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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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