New Study from All Our Kin Shows Positive Economic Impact of Family Child Care Tool Kit Licensing Program
McSilver Assistant Professor Myra Jones-Taylor has been working with All Our Kin, a New Haven, Connecticut-based nonprofit organization that trains, supports, and sustains community child care providers. Their mission is to increases the supply of quality child care in the community making it possible for children to receive an excellent foundation of early learning experiences.
On January 19th, at the Yale Club of New York City, All Our Kin, along with economists and policy experts, presented a new study by the University of Connecti...Read more »
The parlor at NYU's Silver School of Social Work teemed with excitement as the standing-room-only crowd awaited the the McSilver Spring Lecture Series' kickoff lecture entitled, "Creating a Future for Youth Locally and Across the Globe: Integrating Evidence Informed Economic and Psychosocial Science Models." Individuals from various disciplines and settings, including professors, researchers, community members, clinicians, and parent partners, gathered for the lecture by keynote speaker Fred Ssewamala, associate professor at Columbia University School of Social Work. As Ssewamala stated, his lecture emphasized the importance of "en...Read more »
Dr. McKay and Collaborators Publish New Article in the Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research
Dr. Mary McKay, colleagues, and members of the Community Collaborative Board published an article in the January 2012 volume of Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research. This article explores the effects of different types of expectancies on engagement in early sexual behaviors by Latino and African American young adolescents (age 11 to 13 years) in the South Bronx. Notably, parents, adolescents, and Community Collaborative Board members from the neighborhoods in which the study was conducted were involved in reviewing the types of questions posed to the adolescents to increase stak...Read more »
Mary McKernan McKay Named the McSilver Professor of Poverty Studies and Director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research
NYU Silver School of Social Work announces that Mary M. McKay has been named inaugural director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research. McKay is an internationally acclaimed expert in the areas of urban child mental health and prevention services research. Along with her appointment as McSilver Institute director, McKay has been named McSilver Professor of Poverty Studies at the Silver School.
Prior to joining New York University, McKay was professor of psychiatry and preventative medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She also served as head of the Division of Mental Health Services Research...Read more »
Myra Jones-Taylor shares her research to several child care organizations.
McSilver Institute Hosts Child Care Forum
On Monday, June 27, 2011, the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research hosted Advocating for Quality: Innovations in Supporting Child Care in Low-Income Communities.
Representatives from several child care advocacy organizations and researchers came together with two key goals: to increase access to quality child care for children and families and to advance the economic position of child care providers. The event w...Read more »
Inspired by a large gift from New York University alumni Constance and Martin Silver, NYU Silver School of Social Work will launch the McSilver Institute of Poverty Policy, Practice, and Research - a major new initiative - with a public conference on Saturday, October 3, 2009. Read more.Read more »