IHDSC’s annual conference on Friday, June 1, 2018, assembled leaders in research, policy, and practice to share innovative initiatives and diverse perspectives, reflect on the research evidence, and pose questions that connect sectors, advance science, and promote action on behalf of youth experiencing difficulties in schools and beyond.
The Special Education and Mental Health panel included:
- Dr. Michael Lindsey, Director, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, and Constance and Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies, NYU
- Dr. Natasha Strassfeld, Assistant Professor of Special Education, NYU
- Scott Bloom, LCSW-R, Director of School Mental Health Services, Office of School Health, NYC Department of Education and NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
- Kim Sweet, Executive Director, Advocates for Children of New York
- Bryant Hopkins, IES-PIRT fellow and PhD student in the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, NYU
Watch the full discussion below:
The summit was co-sponsored by NYU’s Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC), the IES-funded Pre-doctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training program (PIRT), the Center for Practice and Research at the Intersection of Information, Society, and Methodology (PRIISM), and NYU’s Strategies to Reduce Inequality (SRI) initiative.