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Marian Wright Edelman Named Inamori Ethics Prize Winner

Date posted: September 8th, 2017

Each year the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence gathers the community to honor an international exemplar of ethical leadership with the Inamori Ethics Prize. Case Western Reserve will present the 2017 Inamori Ethics Prize to child advocate Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Washington, D.C.-based Children’s Defense Fund, during Inamori Center events on the Case Western Reserve campus, Sept. 14-15, 2017.

The Schubert Center is a proud community partner for these events.

Annual Report “Childhood Unfolding” Released

Date posted: September 8th, 2017

The Schubert Center for Child Studies enjoyed another year engaging in dialogue, providing education, overseeing research, and influencing policy for the improvement of child well-being. We explored the “Impact of Inequalities on Childhood” through our conversation series and additional lectures; organized another cohort of undergraduate students to learn about federal policy in D.C.; oversaw the completion of a community-based research project; and assisted in the incorporation of developmentally-informed policies. We welcome you to explore our interactive annual report, describing our activities throughout the year, and encourage you to visit our website for more information. Read the full annual report here.

Schubert Center Turns 20!

Date posted: August 16th, 2017

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University, the Center is convening individuals committed to child well-being in order to promote healthy child and adolescent development by exploring the context of how children grow up. …Read more.

Police Car Lights by Scott Davidson
Police Car Lights by Scott Davidson

Statement on Use of Force

Date posted: August 10th, 2017

The Schubert Center supports developmentally-informed police practices and the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s statement on Use of Force…”Law enforcement officers are trained to treat all individuals, whether they are a complainant, suspect, or defendant, with dignity and respect. This is the bedrock principle behind the concepts of procedural justice and police legitimacy.”


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How well are law enforcement officers equipped for interactions with youth?

This was just one of several questions about police and youth interactions that was addressed by Lisa Thurau, the Executive Director of Strategies for Youth (SFY), in her talk titled “From Strategies to Solutions – Cleveland’s Evolving Story of Improving Youth & Police Interactions.”

Undocumented Migrant Children Face a Long Struggle after Entering the US

Miguel’s journey to the United States began in El Salvador where he was a gang member. When he refused to help the gang, his mother decided that he needed to leave immediately to escape the violence. His first attempt to cross failed, but his second attempt was successful. Just hours after crossing he was apprehended by US officials. Miguel’s story is not uncommon for migrant children from Central America and Mexico who are trying to escape violence in their home countries. Dr. Susan Terrio discussed undocumented migrant children in the U.S. at her March 28, 2017 talk. 

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