Ohio Children’s Budget – Issue Brief on Lead

“There is no safe level of lead in the blood and no effective treatments exist to restore the permanent developmental deficits of lead poisoning…Thousands of Ohio children under 6 have been poisoned by lead and continue to be exposed to lead hazards.” Policy Director Gabriella Celeste co-authored the Lead Issue Brief for the Ohio Children’s Budget. The full issue brief can be read here. To read all Issue briefs for the Ohio Children’s Budget, visit https://ohiochildrensbudget.org/.

Seed Grant Competition for Child and Adolescent Research

The Schubert Center for Child Studies, in collaboration with the CWRU Vice President for Research and Technology Management, is pleased to announce a campus-wide internal grant competition to seed interdisciplinary research on children and adolescents.  Research submissions should be consistent with the Schubert Center for Child Studies (SCCS) mission to bridge research, practice, policy and education for the improvement of child and adolescent well-being in Greater Cleveland and beyond. Research should fall under one of the following broad areas of child studies: mental health and well-being; education; or values in children.

Become a Welter-Muzic Undergraduate Fellow!

Students interested in enhancing their undergraduate experience are encouraged to apply to be a Welter-Muzic Undergraduate Fellow in Child Studies. The fellowship supports undergraduate student experiential learning and research in the areas of childhood and adolescence. All majors and minors are encouraged to apply.

Undergraduate students may apply for between $200 and $1000. Costs may include conference fees and travel, research-related expenses, internship support, etc. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. All majors and minors are encouraged to apply.

Ohio Passed Legislation Improving Student Supports and Safety

Ohio passed legislation to improve school climate and safety, increase student social emotional supports and reduce suspensions in pre-k – 3rd grade.House Bill 318 (132nd GA) includes guidelines and standards for school resource officers (SROs) to better clarify the SRO role and ensure SROs have an understanding of child and adolescent development, as well as training in age-appropriate practices for conflict resolution and de-escalation. The SAFE Act (“Supporting Alternatives for Education” formerly SB 246) is also included in HB 318, which seeks to reduce the removal of young students from school for disciplinary reasons and instead address the contributing causes for challenging classroom behavior. To read more about the Schubert Center’s efforts, visit our policy to action page.