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Faculty Associate Releases New Co-Authored Book

Date posted: February 23rd, 2015

On Becoming a Teen Mom Book Cover

Faculty associate Mary Erdmans and sociology professor Tim Black have released a new book, “Life Before Pregnancy: On Becoming a Teen Mom.” This new book examines the lives of 108 working class adolescent mothers in Connecticut to examine their different trajectories to motherhood. While public narratives often demonize teen mothers, this book looks to their lives before pregnancy to highlight how complex social issues, such as poverty and violence against women, have impacted their individual pathways to motherhood. […Read more]

Faculty Associates Receive $2.5 Million Grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Date posted: February 23rd, 2015

Faculty associates Sonia Minnes and Lynn Singer received a $2.5 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to launch the next phase of their Project Newborn research. Project Newborn was started 20 years ago to investigate health and development outcomes of babies born to cocaine-addicted mothers. This next phase of the project will focus on the original participants of Project Newborn as they enter early adulthood. Over the next four years the new study will focus on investigating rates of substance abuse, […Read more]

BlogTalkRadio Podcast Hosts Child Policy Director to Discuss Ohio Juvenile Justice Reforms

Date posted: February 9th, 2015

Celeste Juvenile Justice

Director of Child Policy, was featured on BlogTalkRadio on February 5 to discuss, “Getting it Right: Realigning Juvenile Corrections in Ohio to Reinvest in What Works.”
The episode, “Quick Take Ohio: Recognizing the Journey in Ohio’s Juvenile Corrections System” is available to stream online. Listen to the episode.

Learn more about the brief. […Read more]

“A Night of Film and Discussion” Highlights Ohio’s Adoption Records Law, Opening Celebrations

Date posted: February 9th, 2015

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On February 5, the Schubert Center continued the 2014-2015 Conversation Series, “Exploring Equity and Resilience in Childhood,” with “A Night of Film and Discussion with Adoption Network Cleveland.” The event was co-sponsored by Adoption Network Cleveland and the CWRU Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, and the Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services was a community partner.
Two films were screened at the event: An Adoptee ROARed in Ohio—The Betsie Norris Story and A Simple Piece of Paper. […Read more]

Director Appointed to ChildFund International Board of Directors

Date posted: January 27th, 2015

Korbin Headshot

Jill E. Korbin, PhD, Director of the Schubert Center for Child Studies, Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Lucy Adams Leffingwell Professor of Anthropology, was appointed as a member of the ChildFund International Board of Directors last week.
The mission of ChildFund is “to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children have the capacity to improve their lives and the opportunity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities.” […Read more]


Brief Describes Ohio as Model for Juvenile Justice Reforms and Savings

Getting it Right Cover“Getting it Right: Realigning Juvenile Corrections in Ohio to Reinvest in What Works” shows how findings from studies on juvenile justice programs in Ohio have been used to help inform and advance cost-effective, evidence-based programs (EBPs) to better meet the needs of young people involved in Ohio’s juvenile justice system. Download the brief here.

Schubert Center Director Part of Team that
$2.3 Million NIH Grant 
Researchers will examine how neighborhoods influence child maltreatment rates. Read more about the grant here.

Northeast Ohio Community and Neighborhood Data for Organizing (NEO CANDO)
Access social and economic data on children in Northeast Ohio using the NEO CANDO database.