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.
Ackerman partnered with the Child and Family Guidance Center on November 1st to co-present an all-day conference at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport Connecticut. Entitled Strengthening Relationships, Strengthening Communities: A Socially Just Approach to Working with Families, the full day of learning immersed mental health professionals in a collaborative, socially just approach to working with families.
Over 375 guests and supporters attended the Ackerman Institute for the Family’s 13th Annual Moving Families Forward Gala on October 21st, 2019 at the InterContinental New York Barclay in New York City. The event benefitted the Ackerman Institute’s family therapy programs and services, and focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Today on Indigenous People’s Day, we honor and celebrate the achievements and incalculable contributions of Native Americans as well as their ancestral ties in the United States. Their cultures enrich the world.
The Ackerman Institute for the Family also calls attention to the grievous history of their treatment by colonizers in the United States and its’ implications on their psychological and relational health. We affirm our commitment to advancing the rights of Native American families, and supporting their struggles for justice and well-being.
Image: Photograph of Darkfeather Ancheta, Eckos Chartraw-Ancheta, and Bibiana Ancheta, Tulalip, Washington. By Matika Wilbur, from Project 562. Matika Wilbur is a visual storyteller from the Swinomish and Tulalip peoples of coastal Washington.