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Lynn Todman, Ph.D., Executive Director, Adler School Institute on Social Exclusion
Dr. Todman Interviewed for Michigan
Media Series on Mental Health
Impact of Vacant Housing

In this latest story of a series examining arsons in Flint, Michigan, the Flint Journal speaks with Lynn Todman, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Adler School Institute on Social Exclusion (ISE), for insight into the psychological impact on the community. Burned out, vacant homes affect more than a city's economy, she explains--they also take a mental and physical toll on nearby residents.

Dr. Todman's insights were based on her work leading the ISE's Mental Health Impact Assessment (MHIA) of abandoned homes in Chicago's Englewood community in fall 2011.  The first-of-its-kind MHIA process developed by ISE assesses the impact of public policies on the mental health and well-being of individuals and communities.

Click here to read "Arson: Blue-collar America is burning."

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