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Homelessness on rise, group calls for public action, more housing

Professor Deborah Padgett explains that the Housing First approach being considered by the Northwest Arkansas Continuum of Care is more humane and effective than the traditional staircase model, which requires homeless people to comply with treatment, sobriety, and "housing readiness" before being placed in permanent housing.

Source: Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Sat Mar 10 01:00:00 EST 2018
New York City has been crumbling under the pressure of a homeless crisis — but an innovative experiment could turn the tide

Professor Deborah Padgett says that New York City's plan to combine high quality shelters with affordable housing is not a bad idea but that employing the evidence-based Housing First strategy would be a more effective and less costly approach to reducing homelessness.

Source: Business Insider
Fri Mar 02 18:38:00 EST 2018
Scaling Back Obamacare Will Make the Opioid Crisis Worse

Associate Professor Victoria Stanhope explains that undermining the Affordable Care Act and the integration of physical and behavioral healthcare that it promotes will exacerbate the opioid crisis.

Source: The Conversation
Thu Feb 15 07:00:00 EST 2018
20 Black People Who are Making History in 2018

Constance and Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies and Director of our McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research Michael A. Lindsey was singled out for his work changing the narrative for Black boys and men through the institute's educational podcast series.

Source: Business Insider
Thu Feb 01 09:00:00 EST 2018
Co-Occurring Disorders Among Social Workers

Professor S. Lala A. Straussner and PhD student Josey Madison compared findings on the prevalence of mental health and substance use disorders from their team's national study on Social Workers' Self-Reported Wellness with national statistics on the prevalence of those disorders.

Source: Behavioral Health News
Fri Jan 19 07:00:00 EST 2018
Insurance Billing Notices Threaten Young Adults’ Confidentiality

Professor and Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) Director Vincent Guilamo-Ramos says that if insurers notify parents when children on their policies seek sexual, reproductive and other health services, it can become a barrier for young adults seeking necessary testing and care.

Source: Reuters Health
Mon Jan 15 10:25:00 EST 2018
On the Front Line of HIV Care at ANAC 2017

In previewing the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care's (ANAC) 2017 conference, Medscape noted that Professor and Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) Director Vincent Guilamo-Ramos would address the care continuum as it relates to adolescents with HIV.

Source: Medscape
Tue Oct 31 16:15:00 EDT 2017
NYU Shanghai’s First Graduate Program

Professor Qingwen Xu, Coordinator of NYU Silver's MSW Program at Shanghai and New York, notes that Chinese culture and heritage are integrated in the program, which was the first graduate program at NYU Shanghai.

Source: On Century Avenue
Wed Oct 18 07:00:00 EDT 2017
What Do We Know About Social Workers’ Use of Heroin?

Professor S. Lala A. Straussner and colleagues share findings from their national study on Social Workers Self-Reported Wellness regarding the nature and scope of respondents’ heroin use.

Source: Behavioral Health News
Wed Oct 25 10:00:00 EDT 2017
If You Can’t Talk About Something, It Is Out Of Control: Conversations About Our Mental Health With Dr. Michael Lindsey

McSilver Professor of Poverty Studies and Director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research Michael A. Lindsey spoke with Trailblazers.FM host Stephen A. Hart about mental health in the context of broad social challenges, with special attention paid to the needs of youth.

Source: TrailBlazers.FM
Mon Oct 16 11:00:00 EDT 2017
Trauma-Informed Care and Criminal Justice

Clinical Assistant Professor Kirk A. James explained that to begin to heal from trauma there needs to be a validation of the harm that was experienced. He said trauma-informed social workers understand the “social determinants of behavior,” recognize their clients’ humanity, and embrace their strengths.

Source: WBAI-FM: On The Count - The Prison and Criminal Justice Report
Sat Aug 19 11:00:00 EDT 2017
This is why it Doesn’t Make Sense for an Ex-Congressman to Shame Homeless People for Smartphone Use

Professor Deborah Padgett, co-author of Housing First: Ending Homelessness, Changing Systems and Transforming Lives, explains there are good reasons for homeless people to have smartphones.

Source: Dow Jones' Moneyish
Wed Jul 26 08:00:00 EDT 2017
Why are Birth Rates Higher for Latina Teens than Others? It’s Complicated, Experts Say

Professor and Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) Director Vincent Guilamo-Ramos says lack of access to comprehensive sex education fosters higher teen pregnancy rates among Latinos and he cites success of CLAFH's Families Talking Together intervention.

Source: Fresno Bee
Sun Jul 23 07:00:00 EDT 2017
Council wants to declare sexual reorientation therapy as fraud

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of the MSW Program James I. Martin explains there is no scientific evidence that sexual orientation conversion therapy works but there is consensus among professional organizations that it can cause psychological damage.

Source: El Diario
Sun Jun 25 08:00:00 EDT 2017
Expert: Rio Grande Valley a 'Hot Spot' for Teenage Pregnancy

Professor and Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) Director Vincent Guilamo-Ramos cites "hot spots" in the US that have elevated rates of teen pregnancy, and stresses that parents can shape their children's decisions about sexual behavior by speaking with them about sex regularly and clearly.

Source: KGBT-TV CBS 4 News
Tue Jun 13 08:00:00 EDT 2017
The New 'War on Drugs'

Clinical Assistant Professor Kirk A. James discusses the historical subtext of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' new criminal charging and sentencing directive and the data indicating mandatory sentencing does not reduce crime.

Source: CTV Your Morning
Wed May 24 09:00:00 EDT 2017
Our 24/7 Economy and the Wealth of Nations

Professor Wen-Jui Han co-authored this article on the consequences of nonstandard work schedules on workers, family life and children, based on a comprehensive review of the research literature from five countries between 1980-2012.

Source: The Conversation
Wed May 17 10:17:00 EDT 2017
NYC’s New Tech to Track Every Homeless Person in the City

Professor Deborah Padgett, co-lead of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare's Grand Challenge of Ending Homelessness, questions New York City's focus on getting homeless New Yorkers off the street without having safe, permanent housing for them to go to.

Source: Wired
Fri May 05 09:42:00 EDT 2017
Jobs That Require a Master's Degree

Professor Jeane Anastas explains that "You can become a licensed mental health professional with a two-year degree in social work," and cites the growing popularity of the MSW degree among prospective mental health clinicians.

Source: US News & World Report
Mon Apr 03 08:30:00 EDT 2017
6 Ways Trump’s Budget Cuts Hurt All Americans

McSilver Associate Professor in Poverty Studies and Assistant Dean and Director of the Undergraduate Program Robert L. Hawkins cites severe ramifications of the president's proposed cuts to health and human services.

Source: Self Magazine
Fri Mar 17 10:50:00 EDT 2017
Bringing Veterans to Schools of Social Work

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of the MSW Program James I. Martin and Assistant Dean for Field Learning & Community Partnerships Peggy Morton discuss NYU Silver's efforts increase veterans' enrollment at the School as well as to educate the wider student body about working with veterans, active service members, and their family members.

Source: Social Work Today
Mon Dec 26 08:15:00 EST 2016
2016’s Most Caring Cities in America

Associate Professor Alma Carten offers insights on how cities can support kinship caregivers, promote programs to keep families together, provide non-stigmatizing supportive services, and encourage a caring citizenry.

Source: WalletHub
Mon Dec 19 12:01:00 EST 2016
Unaddressed, Police Shootings of Mentally Ill Mount

The late Professor Gerald Landsberg cited recent reports of people with serious mental illness who were fatally shot by police and calls for systemic change.

Source: Huffington Post
Tue Nov 08 00:45:00 EST 2016
How to Have the Sex Talk With Your Kids

NPR's Latino USA reports how one South Bronx father was able to talk about sex with his teenage son based on what he learned from Professor and Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) Co-Director Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos.

Source: NPR's Latino USA
Fri Nov 04 17:47:00 EDT 2016
Mental Illness: The Last Acceptable Stereotype?

Associate Professor Michelle R. Munson and colleagues challenge the persistent stigma that people with mental illness are violent, and propose concrete ways for governments to help those experiencing challenging mental health symptoms.

Source: Youth Today
Thu Oct 20 08:00:00 EDT 2016
In 2015, more people committed suicide in U.S. jails than over the last decade

The late Professor Gerald Landsberg discussed the record high number of men and women in jail that are committing suicide and why it is a major problem in the United States.

Source: The Conversation
Mon May 30 16:00:00 EDT 2016
Why discussions about sex should begin at home, not Google

Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos emphasizes the influence of parental guidance in delaying sex and reducing risky sexual behavior of young people.  

Source: Deseret News
Fri May 27 12:00:00 EDT 2016
A Tale of Two Stock Markets

Assistant Professor Minchao Jin questions the inclusiveness of China’s financial market and offered solutions to enhance financial literacy among lower-income families.

Source: NYU Shanghai News
Fri Apr 01 09:00:00 EDT 2016
What Happens to a U.S. State When It Perpetuates Child Neglect? So Far, Nothing

Assistant Professor Darcey Merritt on state-level perpetration of neglectful care for the children in Flint, Michigan.

Source: The Huffington Post
Mon Feb 29 15:23:00 EST 2016
Program focuses on boys to help prevent teen pregnancy

Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos explains CLAFH's Fathers Raising Responsible Men program, which aims to get fathers in low-income neighborhoods to talk to their sons about sex, relationships, and contraceptives.

Source: NPR | Marketplace
Mon Jan 18 05:00:00 EST 2016
2015’s Most Caring Cities in America

Senior Faculty Fellow Phil Coltoff provides his expertise on the benefits of financial compensation to individuals who care for children or other relatives.

Source: WalletHub
Mon Dec 21 12:00:00 EST 2015
Researchers to assess NYC mental health training effort

NYU Silver's McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research will partner with RAND Corp. to assess the city's $30 million Mayor’s Fund program.  

Source: Associated Press
Mon Dec 14 12:00:00 EST 2015
The Social Work Void

Professor Wen-Jui Han sheds light on China’s initiative to train and hire 2 million work workers by 2020.

Source: Insight
Tue Dec 08 09:58:00 EST 2015
New Study in Pediatrics by NYU Professor of Social Work Examines Role of Parents in Reducing Risky Sexual Behavior Among Adolescents

Researchers from NYU Silver's Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), examine studies published between 1984 and 2014 to determine the association between parental monitoring and adolescent sexual intercourse, condom use, and contraceptive use.

Also featured on Reuters, HealthDay, and AM900 CHML (Hamilton, Ontario)

Source: NYU News
Mon Nov 30 11:00:00 EST 2015
Research Radio Podcast Series 2, Episode 2: Rajendran, Smith & Videka

A conversation with Dean Lynn Videka, Dr. Khushmand Rajendran, and Dr. Brenda Smith about their research on whether caregiver social support is associated with three primary child welfare goals: child safety, permanency and well-being.

Source: PART
Fri Nov 20 12:00:00 EST 2015
Bronx Program Encourages Fathers to Talk About Sex

Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos explains the Fathers Raising Responsible Men program, a grant-funded effort to guide talks between fathers and sons about sex, partner communication, and basic prevention measures. 

Source: The New York Times
Mon Nov 16 10:00:00 EST 2015
The Sex Talk Works, Even if it Makes You Cringe

Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos was featured for his commentary in the Journal of the American Medical Association's JAMA Pediatrics about parental influences on adolescent condom and contraceptive use.

This article has also been posted on The Huffington Post, The New York Times, Reuters,, and US News and World Report.

Source: NBC News
Tue Nov 03 10:45:00 EST 2015
High Teen Birth Rates In Rural Kansas Pose Obstacles To Economic Advancement

Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos comments on the unacceptably high rate of Latina teen pregnancy, attributing the cause to a lack of available resources and routine primary and reproductive health care.

Source: KCUR
Wed Sep 30 12:00:00 EDT 2015
NYU professors work to improve sex talks between fathers and sons

A spotlight on the new $4 million Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant awarded to professors Vincent Guilamo-Ramos and James Jaccard and CLAFH to create communication between fathers and sons to improve sexual health in disadvantaged communities.

Source: Washington Square News
Wed Sep 16 11:00:00 EDT 2015
Do the New APA Guidelines for Transgender-Affirmative Care Go Far Enough?

Associate Professor James Martin and Professor Jeane Anastas contribute their comments on the potential and possible obstacles surrounding the American Psychological Association's new 16 basic guidelines for transgender-affirmative psychological care.

Source: Slate
Fri Aug 28 10:00:00 EDT 2015
Adolescence: Preparing for Lifelong Health and Wellness

CLAFH's Families Talking Together program was featured in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Public Health Grand Rounds" presentation as an effective parent-level intervention in reducing sexual initiation in adolescents.

Tue Aug 18 13:00:00 EDT 2015
Black Mental Health Isn't the Same as White Mental Health

As part of the Big Thinkers on Mental Health series, Associate Professor Michael Lindsey discusses factors that contribute to debilitating trauma throughout black America, such as the unfair stigmatization of mental illness and the cultural definitions of strength and courage.

Source: Big Think
Mon Aug 24 12:00:00 EDT 2015
Imagining a Better Outcome for Sandra Bland

Associate Professor Michael Lindsey advocates for strong social networks and Crisis Intervention Training within law enforcement as ways to facilitate treatment in mentally ill individuals and help reduce the climbing suicide rate.

This article has also been posted on Time.

Source: The Conversation
Thu Aug 20 09:00:00 EDT 2015
Making the Case for Adolescent Health: Why Adolescents Matter for Reducing Adult Morbidity and Mortality

Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos describes the long-term impact that adolescent behaviors and lifestyle choices can have on adult health and overall well-being.

Source: New York State Action Coalition (NYSAC)
Sun Aug 16 13:30:00 EDT 2015
A Grief So Deep It Won’t Die

University Professor Jerome Wakefield comments on complicated grief therapy, and the distinction between longer-than-average grieving and mental illness.

Source: The New York Times
Fri Aug 14 13:00:00 EDT 2015
The Perils of Ever-Changing Work Schedules Extend to Children’s Well-Being

Studies by Professor Wen-Jui Han are examined in an article describing the effects that nonstandard parent schedules can have on child development.

Source: The New York Times
Wed Aug 12 12:00:00 EDT 2015
Access is Key to Pregnancy Prevention

An op-ed from Healthy Futures of Texas and the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy presents effective methods to reduce teen pregnancy, citing CLAFH's evidence-based Families Talking Together program.

Source: San Antonio Express News
Sat Aug 08 10:45:00 EDT 2015
How the Legacy of Slavery Affects the Mental Health of Black Americans Today

Associate Professor Alma Carten discusses the growing body of literature that addresses the history of racism, the repressed feelings associated with racist acts, and its impact on mental health.

This article has also been posted on New Republic and Time.  

Source: The Conversation
Mon Jul 27 07:00:00 EDT 2015
CRPC 2015: Social Work Palliative and Hospice Care

At the 11th National Cancer Rehabilitation and Palliative Medicine Conference (CRPC) in Hangzhou, China, Clinical Professor Susan Gerbino describes the development of social workers in the US and their role in palliative and end-of-life care. (In Chinese)

Tue Jul 14 12:00:00 EDT 2015
When "Palliative Medicine" Meets "Social Work": It is Worth Remembering Historic Moments

Clinical Professor Susan Gerbino is featured in an article about palliative and end-of-life social worker qualification training at the CRPC Annual Meeting on July 3-5 in Hangzhou, China. (In Chinese)

Source: National Hospice Service Program
Mon Jul 13 12:00:00 EDT 2015
Addressing Health Disparities in New York State: The Role of Nurses

Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos identifies the the root causes of health disparities among underserved racial and ethnic minority populations in New York State, and the importance of nurses in reducing long-term health disparities.  

Source: New York State Action Coalition (NYSAC)
Wed Jul 08 12:00:00 EDT 2015
CLAFH and UPAEP Address the Needs of Poblanos in NYC and Puebla: Why U.S.-Latin American Collaboration Matters

In a radio interview on Ultra FM 92.5 - Puebla, Mexico, professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos discusses the collaboration and educational exchange between CLAFH and UPAEP (Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla), and about teen pregnancy prevention in Mexico and the United States. (In Spanish)

Source: Ultra Noticias
Tue Jun 16 16:30:00 EDT 2015
¿Cómo hablar de sexo con su hijo adolescente?

Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos provides tips for parents when talking with their children about sex. (In Spanish)

Sat Jun 13 12:30:00 EDT 2015
Why I’m finally convinced it's time to stop saying "you guys"

Professor Jeane Anastas discusses the the plural "guys" in reference to people of all genders, and supports elimination of the term in favor of a general alternative.

Fri Jun 12 15:00:00 EDT 2015
Padres de NYC apoyan clases sobre uso del condón

In an article about sexual education in NYC high schools, Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos stresses the importance of comprehensive sex education and parental involvement to in order to avoid unplanned pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections, and HIV. (In Spanish)

Source: El Diario
Wed Jun 03 09:00:00 EDT 2015
HPV Virus Vaccine, Treatment & Update: How Vaccination Could Prevent Cancer, Other Health Issues

Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos shares his insights on how knowledge, attitudes and cultural beliefs can contribute to higher rates of HPV infection.

Source: Latin Post
Fri May 08 09:00:00 EDT 2015
Banning Conversion and Reparative Therapies for Youth: One Step Forward

In an op-ed on conversation therapy, Professor Jeane Anastas looks at the history of these ineffective therapies and proposes actions President Obama can take to limit their use.

Source: The Conversation
Tue Apr 21 15:46:00 EDT 2015
Teen Birth Rate in Texas Has Dropped, But the Fight Continues

At the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy's fourth annual symposium, Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, one of the keynote speakers, dispelled misconceptions about Latino teens and pregnancy.

Source: San Antonio Express-News
Mon Apr 13 22:09:00 EDT 2015
Phil Coltoff - "The Block: One Block in the South Bronx"

Phil Coltoff, Katherine W. and Howard Aibel Visiting Professor and Executive-in-Residence, chats with host Phil Muzzio about his new book, growing up in the Bronx, and the evolution of the Bronx since the 1940s.

Source: City Talk, CUNY TV
Thu Apr 09 14:37:00 EDT 2015
Housing Homeless Youth Poses Challenge for Mayor de Blasio

In an article about the lack of adequate housing for the city's homeless youth, Professor Mary McKay, director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, stresses the importance of keeping 18-20 year olds separate from the adult homeless population and providing supportive services.

Source: The New York Times
Mon Mar 30 08:50:00 EDT 2015
Depression: Une epedemie mondial?

University Professor Jerome Wakefield is interviewed in this film, shown on French and German television.

Source: Arte TV (France)
Tue Mar 24 12:47:00 EDT 2015
Letters: Views on Poverty, in the ’60s and Now

In a letter to the editor, Professor Mary McKay, director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, acknowledges the importance of programs for families and youth of color, but stresses that systemic racial oppression perpetuates poverty.

Source: The New York Times
Fri Mar 13 15:37:00 EDT 2015
How Exactly Does an Elder Abuse Investigation Work?

In an article about the investigation around elder abuse of author Harper Lee, Professor Suzanne England discusses how much uncertainty surrounds these investigations and how people can have conflicting observations about Lee's mental state.

Source: Slate
Fri Mar 13 15:28:00 EDT 2015
In Need of Help

Professor Gerald Landberg comments on state of the mental health system and the need for change at the city and state levels in a letter to the editor.

Source: New York Daily News
Wed Mar 11 15:17:00 EDT 2015
An Improved Vaccination Against a Virus — and Some Cancers

A blog post discussing the benefits of the HPV vaccine cites a recent survey of parents by NYU Silver's Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health and Planned Parenthood.

Source: The New York Times
Tue Mar 03 12:59:00 EST 2015
Strung out in Tanzania

In an article about an innovate methadone program in Dar es Salaam, Associate Professor Ellen Tuchman comments on the influence of social networks on women's heroin use and the cost-effectiveness of methadone treatment.

Source: Al Jazeera America
Tue Mar 03 12:56:00 EST 2015
Dean Videka Named Chair of NYCON Board

The members of the New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON) have elected Dean Lynn Videka board chair.  

Source: New York Nonprofit Press
Fri Feb 27 13:16:00 EST 2015
As FEGS Sinks, Experts Question Oversight, Structure

In an article looking at the closure of FEGS, the late Professor Gerald Landsberg raised the question of government oversight -- at a state and local level -- of FEGS' accounting.

Source: Capital New York
Tue Feb 24 12:19:00 EST 2015
Family HIV Prevention - Dr. Mary McKay

Professor Mary McKay, director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, describes the youth-HIV prevention program, CHAMP Family Program.

Source: Public Health Minute
Fri Feb 20 11:53:00 EST 2015
Text Therapy: If Your Smartphone is Charged, The Shrink is In

Andrew Cleek of NYU Silver's McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research comments on the development of smartphone apps that allow for online sessions with a therapist.

Thu Feb 19 11:38:00 EST 2015


HPV: The Only Vaccine That Prevents Cancer Is Also The Least Understood

A new survey from Planned Parenthood Federal of America and NYU Silver's Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health found that only 30 percent of parents chose to have their children vaccinated with the complete dosage of the HPV vaccine.

Source: Yahoo!
Wed Feb 18 12:08:00 EST 2015
Study: Even for College-Educated Blacks, Road to Full-Time Work is Rocky

In a Chicago Tribune article, Robert Hawkins, McSilver Associate Professor in Poverty Studies, discusses the psychological toll joblessness can take on young, college-educated African-Americans.

Source: Chicago Tribune
Wed Feb 11 11:21:00 EST 2015
Mentally Ill Police Encounters and Potentially Deadly Consequences

The late Professor Gerald Landsberg called for the federal government to bring together criminal justice agencies, mental health providers and consumers, and family members to address increasing confrontations between the mentally ill and police.

Source: Huffington Post
Mon Jan 05 15:39:00 EST 2015


Parents and Teens Aren’t Embarrassed by the Sex Talk Anymore

A new poll by Planned Parenthood and NYU Silver's Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health shows parents need to be more direct and specific with teens about sexuality and relationships. 

Source: Time
Tue Oct 14 11:51:00 EDT 2014
Silver MSW Program to Start in Shanghai

The NYU Silver School of Social Work announces its newest MSW program option that allows students fluent in both Mandarin and English to study for a year in Shanghai and a year in New York.

Source: Washington Square News
Wed Oct 08 14:29:00 EDT 2014
Top Ranked Colleges for a Major in Social Work

USA Today College ranks NYU Silver number 2 in the country for undergraduate social work programs.

Source: USA Today College
Mon Sep 22 14:48:00 EDT 2014
Family History of Undertreatment May Discourage Blacks from Seeking Mental Health Care

Associate Professor Michael Lindsey addresses the critical role families play in encouraging African Americans to seek mental health care.

Source: Health Behavior News Service
Thu Aug 07 13:12:00 EDT 2014
2014 Innovators Award: Grassroots IT Leadership

TorchTech, a community-led group bringing together NYU’s highly distributed IT organizations, has been awarded a 2014 Campus Technology Innovators Award. The group is chaired by Evan Silberman, NYU Silver’s assistant director of information technology.

Source: Campus Technology Magazine
Tue Jul 15 09:46:00 EDT 2014
The Latino Mental Health Picture

In a story about Latinos' high risk for depression, Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos discusses major reasons why Latinos do not access mental health treatment, as well as some of the psychosocial stressors facing the Latino community.

Source: Latino USA, National Public Radio
Fri Jul 11 10:24:00 EDT 2014
Q&A: Helping Dads See Their Positive Impact on Teens' Sexual Health

Read a Q&A with Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos about the positive role fathers can play in their teens' sexual health.

Source: National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth
Fri Jun 27 13:49:00 EDT 2014
FEGS Gets $925K Robin Hood Grant for Integrated Care Model

FEGS Health & Human Services has awarded the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research funding as part of a coalition working to develop an integrated care model to improve health outcomes and reduce poverty among people living with mental illness in New York City.

Source: New York Nonprofit Press
Wed Jun 25 15:07:00 EDT 2014
It’s OK to Like an Abortion Clinic: An Anti-Choice Group is Outraged over a Provider's Friendly Facebook Page

Research by Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos is cited in this Salon opinion piece about a Bronx abortion clinic's Facebook presence.

Source: Salon
Fri May 30 10:37:00 EDT 2014
New York University Professor Alma Carten Delivers First Victoria Earle Matthews Project Lecture at City Tech

Associate Professor Alma Carten placed the life of Victoria Earle Matthews into a broader context in her talk "Making Connections: Social Work Practice in the 19th and 20th Century."

Source: CUNY Newswire
Tue Apr 15 15:36:00 EDT 2014
From the Lunatic Asylum of Old to the Jails and Prisons of Today: Is This Progress?

In an Huffington Post op-ed, the late Professor Gerald Landsberg called for reform of care for the mentally ill, which he says has evolved from psychiatric hospitals to local jails and state prisons.

Source: Huffington Post
Thu Mar 27 09:52:00 EDT 2014
Pregnancy and Abortion Rates among Bronx Teens is Highest in the City, New Report Says

Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos comments on the high rates of teen pregnancy and abortion in the Bronx.

Source: New York Daily News
Mon Mar 03 12:50:00 EST 2014
Initiative Increases Focus on the Health of Boys

Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos discusses the important role parents play in interventions intended to improve the health of male teens.

Source: USA Today
Wed Jan 22 11:33:00 EST 2014


NYU Silver School Gets $3M to Study Person-Centered Care Planning

The Silver School was featured in a New York Nonprofit Press article spotlighting professor Victoria Stanhope’s NIMH grant to study person-centered care planning.

Source: New York Nonprofit Press
Tue Oct 15 10:21:00 EDT 2013
U.S. Schools Strengthen Global Partnerships

NYU Silver was featured in a NASW News article that discusses global education efforts across the U.S.

Source: NASW News
Wed Oct 09 09:28:00 EDT 2013
McSilver Institute Receives Grant to Aid Mental Health

Washington Square News talks to Silver School professors Mary McKay and Gary Parker, and McSilver co-investigator Andrew Cleek, about a new mobile application to support New York City child serving agencies.

Source: Washington Square News
Mon Sep 23 10:11:00 EDT 2013
Opinion: Shootings show need for mental health care

The late Professor Gerald Landsberg commented on about the need for prioritized mental illness treatment in relation to the recent Washington Navy Yard shootings. He was also featured in a segment of CNN's Your Money show.

Thu Sep 19 10:14:00 EDT 2013
Beyond the Guild: New Models for Mental Health-Care Delivery

Read an article in the APS Observer that discusses Mary McKay's research on Multiple Family Group Therapy, which treats children with conduct issues by addressing overall family dynamics.

Source: Association for Psychological Science
Fri Aug 02 13:14:00 EDT 2013
The U.S. and Mexico Have Much to Learn from Each Other

In an op-ed in the Huffington Post, Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos calls for investing in disadvantaged students in the U.S. and Mexico as a way to promote economic development in both countries.

Source: Huffington Post
Tue May 28 18:08:00 EDT 2013
Strong Latino support for sex education and birth control, says new poll

Read an article on about new poll findings released by Planned Parenthood and NYU Silver’s Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health that show support among Latinos for sex education and birth control.

Source: NBC Latino
Thu Apr 25 10:31:00 EDT 2013
Neglected Issues -- Police Killings of the Mentally Ill and the Lack of Police and Mental Health Relations

The late Professor Gerald Landsberg’s commentary in the Huffington Post examined the growing number of mentally ill people killed by police.

Source: Huffington Post
Fri Apr 12 13:30:00 EDT 2013
Opinion: Let's ensure an AIDS-free future for all

In an op-ed published in Newsday, Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos calls for a renewed commitment to linking Latinos with biomedical, behavioral, and environmental interventions for the prevention and care of HIV/AIDS.

Source: Newsday
Wed Mar 27 16:43:00 EDT 2013
When Does Depression Become A Disease?

A recent Discover Magazine blog posting looks at a paper co-authored by University Professor Jerome Wakefield that examines when depression becomes a disorder.

Source: Discover Magazine Neuroskeptic Blog
Fri Mar 15 21:34:00 EDT 2013
Ohio Crash Cautionary Tale for Families With Teens

Read an Associated Press article in which Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos discusses the importance of parents monitoring the activities and whereabouts of their adolescents.

Source: Associated Press
Wed Mar 13 11:35:00 EDT 2013
After Removal from DSM-5, Why Clinicians Should Remember the Bereavement Exclusion

Read a recent article written by University Professor Jerome Wakefield on the DSM-5’s bereavement exclusion.

Source: Psychiatry Weekly
Mon Feb 18 10:12:00 EST 2013
The Lingering Legacy of AIDS

Read comments in Metro New York by Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos on the fight against HIV/AIDS in the Latino community.

Source: Metro New York
Tue Jan 29 09:00:00 EST 2013
Letters: A Plan to Cut Social Security Benefits

In a letter to the editor published in the New York Times, Professor Jeane Anastas responds to a proposal for cost-of-living adjustments to Social Security benefits by the Obama administration.

Source: The New York Times
Mon Jan 21 00:00:00 EST 2013
Mental Illness and Criminal Justice: Our Impossible, Contradictory Polices and Their Tragic Impact

In a Huffington Post commentary, the late Professor Gerald Landsberg wrote about the criminalization of mental illness and changes needed in the mental health care systems.

Source: Huffington Post
Fri Jan 11 17:28:00 EST 2013


Letters: Struggling to Get a College Degree

In a New York Times letter to the editor, McSilver Associate Professor in Poverty Studies Robert Hawkins calls for colleges to provide better financial aid packages to low-income students, as well as for professors and administrators to advocate for and encourage these students.

Source: The New York Times
Mon Dec 31 08:55:00 EST 2012
Far Away from Newtown, Kids Face Death Daily, Say Child Advocates

In a article about the daily rate of children as victims of violence, the late Professor Gerald Landsberg advocated for reform of the United States’ mental health system.

Thu Dec 27 08:56:00 EST 2012
A Tense Compromise on Defining Disorders

In a New York Times article, University Professor Jerome Wakefield discusses the potential impact of removing of the bereavement exclusion in the DSM-V.

Source: The New York Times
Mon Dec 10 08:57:00 EST 2012
Psychiatrists to Take New Approach in Bereavement

University Professor Jerome Wakefield discusses the potential impact of removing of the bereavement exclusion in the DSM-V on NPR’s All Things Considered.

Source: National Public Radio, All Things Considered
Thu Dec 06 11:34:00 EST 2012
Connie Silver Heads to Art Basel

Connie Silver Spotlights the Silver School of Social Work in Women's Wear Daily.

Source: Women's Wear Daily
Tue Dec 04 14:20:00 EST 2012
Talk to Your Kids about Sex

Results from a new survey conducted in part by the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health has been featured on

Thu Oct 04 11:35:00 EDT 2012
How Parents, Teens Handle Talking about Sex

Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos discusses the importance of parents talking to their teenagers about sex in a USA Today article.

Source: USA Today
Tue Oct 02 11:41:00 EDT 2012
Moving Towards an AIDS-Free Generation

In an op-ed published in the Huffington Post, Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos addresses the role of Latinos in achieving an AIDS-free generation.

Source: Huffington Post
Wed Sep 05 17:35:00 EDT 2012
Let’s Talk about Sex

NPR’s Latino USA examines adolescent sexual health in the Bronx and the Center for Latino and Family Health’s intervention Families Talking Together, featuring comments from Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos.

Source: Latino USA, National Public Radio
Fri Aug 31 17:36:00 EDT 2012
Sour Economy Gives Rise to Extreme Commuters

In a USA Today article about super commuting, Professor Wen-Jui Han comments on the psychological toll these long commutes can take on workers and their families.

Source: USA Today
Thu Aug 16 17:37:00 EDT 2012
Can a Teen’s Anger Mean a Mental Disorder?

In a Boston Globe article, University Professor Jerome Wakefield addresses a proposal to add intermittent explosive disorder to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Source: Boston Globe
Mon Jul 09 17:39:00 EDT 2012
Opinion: Haven’t Solved Teen Pregnancy Yet

In a Newsday commentary, Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos writes about the disparity in teen birthrates by ethnicity and economic status, and advocates for more funding for teen reproductive health programs.

Source: Newsday
Tue May 15 17:41:00 EDT 2012
World Social Work Day: How Social Media Helps Make Connections

Professor Gary Holden’s online resource Information for Practice is featured in an article in The Guardian about the role of social media in social work.

Source: The Guardian
Tue Mar 20 17:42:00 EDT 2012
Examining the Broad Reach of Depression

On the March 18 edition of CBS Sunday Morning, University Professor Jerome Wakefield discusses the broadening definition of depression, which he argues now encompasses many forms of sadness.

Source: CBS Sunday Morning
Sun Mar 18 17:45:00 EDT 2012
Staten Island Mom Sues NYC for $900 Trillion

In a recent article, Associate Professor Alma Carten comments on the balance between child rights, parent rights, and safety involved in child protection services.

Wed Feb 08 17:46:00 EST 2012
Depression’s Criteria Might Include Grieving

In a recent New York Times article, University Professor Jerome Wakefield comments on proposed changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Source: The New York Times
Tue Jan 24 00:00:00 EST 2012


From the President: Helping Pave the Way for Others

Read the most recent "From the President" column by Professor Jeane Anastas in NASW News.

Source: NASW News
Tue Nov 01 17:50:00 EDT 2011
Dr. Carol Tosone: Shared Traumatic Stress: Challenges and Opportunities for Clinicians Living and Working in a Post-Disaster Environment

Listen to a conversation with Associate Professor Carol Tosone about shared traumatic stress, part of the University at Buffalo School of Social Work’s Living Proof Podcast Series.

Source: Living Proof, University at Buffalo School of Social Work
Mon Oct 31 17:51:00 EDT 2011
Talking to Kids about Sex: Conversations Worth Having

A column about talking to your teens about sex highlights a new poll co-commissioned by the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) at New York University's Silver School of Social Work, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Source: Seattle Times
Mon Oct 10 17:52:00 EDT 2011
Ex-cons Defy Odds in Long Island City

Dean Lynn Videka comments on New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s $127 million “Young Men’s Initiative” in the Queens Chronicle.

Source: Queens Chronicle
Thu Aug 11 17:54:00 EDT 2011
Priorities for the Coming Term

Read Professor Jeane Anastas’ first “From the President” column in the July issue of NASW News.

Source: NASW News
Fri Jul 01 17:55:00 EDT 2011
The Power of Play Therapy

In an article in the May/June issue of Social Work Today, Associate Professor Theresa Aiello comments on the benefits of play therapy.

Source: Social Work Today
Sun May 01 17:56:00 EDT 2011
9/11 A Decade Later: Study Finds Shared Trauma Still a Factor

Watch Associate Professor Carol Tosone discuss her study about the effects of 9/11 on clinicians on NY1.

Source: New York 1
Wed Mar 23 17:59:00 EDT 2011
Mother of Girl Featured in Shocking Anti-Abortion Billboard is Outraged by Ad: ‘I Want an Apology’

In a New York Daily News article, Assistant Professor Darcey Merritt discusses the message a controversial anti-abortion billboard sends to African-American children.

Source: New York Daily News
Fri Feb 25 17:59:00 EST 2011
Help the Mentally Ill Get Help

In a commentary on, the late Professor Gerald Landsberg wrote about the need for comprehensive mental health systems.

Mon Jan 17 12:45:00 EST 2011
Who is Mentally Ill? It’s Hard to Say

University Professor Jerome Wakefield is quoted in a Wall Street Journal column on the prevalence of mental disorder and the difficultly in estimating the numbers of mentally ill people.

Source: The Wall Street Journal
Sat Jan 15 12:53:00 EST 2011
How Many People Suffer From Mental Illness?

In a recent Wall Street Journal article on the prevalence of mental illness, University Professor Jerome Wakefield discusses the DSM and its broad definitions of mental illness.

Source: The Wall Street Journal
Fri Jan 14 12:53:00 EST 2011


US Income Disparity Highest Ever

In a story on Voice of America News Assistant Professor Robert Hawkins discusses possible contributing factors to the "unprecedented" gap between the nation's poorest and richest citizens.

Source: Voice of America
Sun Oct 24 12:54:00 EDT 2010
How the Chilean Miners Will Cope: Q&A with a Trauma Expert

Read an interview with Associate Professor Carol Tosone on Time magazine’s website about the recovery ahead for the Chilean miners.

Source: Time
Thu Oct 14 12:55:00 EDT 2010
Entertaining Emotions: TV May be Teaching US to Overreact

In a front-page USA Today article on television’s effect on emotions, Associate Professor Judith Siegel calls overreactions “unprocessed thoughts fueled by the past.” She also discusses new brain mapping, which has shown that different parts of the brain are activated in an overreaction compared to a normal reaction.

Source: USA Today
Tue Jun 29 12:56:00 EDT 2010
To End the Gaping Divide over Roe, Revisit Doe

University Professor Jerome Wakefield's op-ed piece, “To End the Gaping Political Divide over Roe, Revisit Doe" was published by the History News Network.

Source: History News Network
Sun Apr 04 13:08:00 EDT 2010