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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.

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.”


20th Anniversary Event: Call for Ideas!

Date posted: May 9th, 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 for an all-day forum, “Cleveland: A Community Committed to Our Children,” on April 27, 2018.

Researchers, practitioners, advocates, activists, parents, young people and others in the greater Cleveland community are invited to be a part of this day of exploration, collaboration and action. If you are interested in presenting, please submit your proposal using the link below by June 15, 2017. 

For more information and to submit your proposal, click here.

Schubert Center Statement on Immigrant and Refugee Children and Youth

Date posted: February 20th, 2017

The Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University  is committed to the well-being of all children and young people, and to promoting an equitable environment in which all children can thrive regardless of their country of origin, race, gender, or religion.

Far too often in human history the world has stood by as one group or another was singled out and deprived of their rights, dignity, well-being, and even survival. This has never been a proud moment for humanity. We deplore all policies and actions that threaten the well-being of children and young people, their families and communities and promote injustice and discrimination.

We stand firmly with immigrant and refugee children and their families and communities.

A Citizen’s Guide to the Cleveland Police Consent Decree with a Special Focus on Implications for Children & Young People

Date posted: February 14th, 2017

The Schubert Center supports advancing positive interactions between youth and police and promotes developmentally informed policies and practices. This guide was created to help the Cleveland community – and specifically young people – better understand the consent decree involving the CLE police. The Citizen’s Guide can be downloaded here.

Lisa Damour Joins Schubert Center as Senior Advisor

Date posted: January 23rd, 2017

The Schubert Center is pleased to announce that Faculty Associate Lisa Damour, PhD, will be joining the center as a Senior Advisor effective immediately. Author of the New York Times bestseller, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood, Damour directs Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls, writes a column for the New York Times’ Well Family online report, serves as a regular contributor to CBS News, maintains a private psychotherapy practice and consults and speaks internationally. …Read more.

The Schubert Center Partners with the City Club for Events

Date posted: October 6th, 2016

The Schubert Center will be a community partner for a couple events with the City Club of Cleveland. The first event was Combating the Lead Poisoning Crisis in Cleveland on October 21 and the second was Of Civil Wrongs and Rights on November 10. …Read more.

Faculty Associates Share Current Research with Colleagues at Annual Networking Dinner

Date posted: September 30th, 2016

On September 20, 2016, more than 30 faculty associates shared their findings in research projects involving children as well as upcoming research they are planning to embark upon in the next year. …Read more.

Shooting Without Bullets: A Program to Empower Youth through Photography

Date posted: September 22nd, 2016

Shooting Without Bullets is a youth advocacy pilot program designed to empower youth to share their opinions about social justice issues directly affecting their lives in a constructive manner. Combining social advocacy, documentary photography, expressive arts, and language art, Shooting Without Bullets takes a multidimensional approach to assisting Cleveland youth to process complex social problems. …Read more.

Annual Report 2015-2016: All Our Children Thriving

Date posted: September 1st, 2016

The Schubert Center’s 2015-2016 annual report, All Our Children Thriving, highlights activities and accomplishments of the center as we work to bridge research, practice, policy and education. Download a printable version here. …Read more.

Gault @ 50

Date posted: August 12th, 2016

The National Juvenile Defender Center released a report called “Defend Children: A Blueprint for Effective Juvenile Defender Services.” The report can be accessed here. NPR covered the release and the full NPR story can be viewed here. Check out more on a year of action in support of juveniles’ right to counsel as we approach the 50th anniversary of In re Gault.

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