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Answering the Alarm: Preventing Black Youth Suicide
The National Institute of Mental Health has awarded NYU Silver and NYU Steinhardt a five-year, $5.8 million R01 research grant to implement and study the effectiveness of a system of care for Black youth that combines suicide risk screening with an intervention to help connect at-risk youth to quality mental health services. The study will […]
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Making Connections Intervention (MCI)
The goal of The Making Connections Intervention (MCI) is to increase the likelihood that adolescents with serious psychiatric illness successfully participate in targeted mental health care. The MCI consists of one or two primer sessions intended to “front load” adolescents with the support and skills they need to begin mental health treatment. Addressing factors that influence treatment acceptability (i.e., engagement, perceived relevance, and service satisfaction) prior to treatment participation is a powerful concept that has the potential to enhance help-seeking behaviors. Thus, with support of caregivers, we intend to empower adolescents to identify perceptual and actual barriers that influence their treatment acceptability and equip them with the skills to overcome these barriers.
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Safe Mothers, Safe Children (SMSC)
This intervention seeks to reduce the risk of repeat child maltreatment through a multi-pronged intervention that enhances the identification, case management, and treatment of mothers receiving preventive services. The study intervention is adapted from Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR), which is designed to treat post-traumatic stress dis-order (PTSD) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy […]
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Family Groups for Urban Youth (MFG)

McSilver Institute is conducting the MFG study across New York State’s licensed child behavioral health clinic system to examine the short- and long-term impact of Multiple Family Groups (MFG) on urban youth with Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder.

The study also examines family-level mediators of child outcomes, as well as clinic and provider level moderators of MFG implementation and integration.

Funder: National Institute of Mental Health
Principal Investigator: Mary M. McKay, PhD
Co-Investigator: Mary Acri, PhD

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