Faculty Member and Director of Ackerman’s Center for Families and Health, Dr. Evan Imber-Black, is quoted in the Washington Post on how rituals can help families navigate screen time at home. Read it Here: Too Much Screen Time? Even a Small Family Ritual Can Help.
It is with great sorrow that we share the news of the passing of our friend, and Ackerman faculty member, Sippio Small.
Sippio was a man of passion and conviction, and he believed deeply in creating change for social workers of color and for society at large. Sippio began his affiliation with the Ackerman Institute in 1989, and was a pillar of the social work community.
Sippio was a visionary teacher and thinker. In 1992, he co-founded Ackerman’s Social Work and Diversity Program, which led to powerful new approaches in the therapy room. Through his work with this groundbreaking program, Sippio mentored students of color and endeavored to increase racial equity and justice in the field of social work. In 2019, Sippio and the Social Work and Diversity Program were recognized with the Ackerman Legacy Honor.
We are deeply disturbed and saddened by the anti-Semitic targeting of our Jewish community members in New York and the surrounding areas. The Ackerman Institute for the Family stands in opposition of rhetorical and physical manifestations of hate, bias, and discrimination.
We stand together with our Jewish friends, family, and neighbors. Committed to social justice and therapy, we are ready to offer care and support to those in grief and distress over these tragedies.
Ackerman Faculty Member, Elana Katz spoke with health and wellness publication, Elemental, to help us understand why we crave nostalgic movies during the holidays. Read the piece at Elemental.
On #GivingTuesday – December 3rd we will be crowdfunding for the Social Work & Diversity Program. Crowdfunding is a fun way for the entire Ackerman community to exercise our collective impact on a single day.
Earlier this fall our Social Work & Diversity Program received Ackerman Institute’s Legacy Honor. With a goal of training a critical mass of therapists of color, the Social Work & Diversity Program has created a paradigm shift with impact in the therapy room, in the classroom, and throughout the field of family therapy. We are grateful for our 27 year partnerships with the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, the NYU Silver School of Social Work, and the Columbia University School of Social Work. The Social Work & Diversity alumni include 148 members, working locally and nationally. Nine serve on the Ackerman Institute faculty.
Ackerman President and CEO, Gisselle Acevedo is interviewed in Parents.com on how meditation can help children through difficult situations.
A parent, she says, is a child’s best meditation teacher. “If a child sees their parent relaxing, centering on their breath, and figuring out a way to reduce their stress they are more likely to incorporate this into the way they function.” Read the Article on Parents.com
|“When you keep an illness secret, that adds a layer of complication and confusion for [young] children,” says Ackerman Faculty Member, Evan Imber-Black. “Because children are very good detectives, and they know when something is being kept from them.” Read at The Washington Post.|
Texas mom and dad locked in battle over child’s gender identity: What happens when parents disagree? – [Yahoo Life]
Jean Malpas, Founder and Director of Ackerman’s Gender & Family Project weighs in on an affirming approach to working with transgender children. Read on Yahoo Life.