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.

Common Ground 2018: “Oh, the Places You will Go: Diversity in Children’s Picture Books”

On Sunday, June 24th, the Schubert Center hosted 40 participants to discuss diversity in children’s literature as part of the Cleveland Foundation’s city-wide Common Ground conversation initiative. The theme of the day was “Place,” and participants answered the question “Why does place matter?” as well as learned more about the #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement.  Picture Book Suggestions handout