Archive for children

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 @ 5:30AM

Parkland

On Saturday, March 24, shortly after social workers will have gathered on the Hill this week for our Student Advocacy Day and our Social Work Day on the Hill events, thousands of America’s young citizens will make their way to the nation’s capital for an event they have dubbed, The…

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Monday, September 12th, 2016 @ 6:54AM

New McSilver Institute Director Focused on Children’s Development

Michael A. Lindsey is the new director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. He succeeds Mary M. McKay who left McSilver to become dean at the George Warren Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Lindsey…

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Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 @ 12:14PM

Child Support Laws Crippling Poor Fathers

The more one learns about our system of criminal justice, the more one must wonder about some of its senseless policies.  That the United States incarcerates more of its citizens than any other country in the world is pretty much common knowledge to most.  But in case you have been…

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Thursday, May 28th, 2015 @ 12:53PM

Stephen Curry’s Little Girl

One of the surprises of this year’s National Basketball Association season is the blossoming of Stephen Curry into the league’s premier player and perhaps making the Golden State Warriors the best professional basketball team on the planet.  The 27-year-old was voted the NBA’s most valuable player in his sixth season…

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 @ 8:53AM

We All Win by Helping Kids Escape the Ghetto

A new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) by three Harvard economists provides conclusive evidence that the Moving to Opportunity experiment worked.  Prior research failed to document any significant economic gains for older children and adults who moved into lower poverty neighborhoods, but findings for younger…

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Thursday, December 4th, 2014 @ 5:08PM

Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect

What if we knew how to prevent children and youth from engaging in risky and self-destructive behaviors?  What if we can use scientific research to identify those factors that work and then could replicate success?  In 2009, the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine issued a report: Preventing…

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