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

Date posted: July 18th, 2018

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 

Improving Cleveland’s Police and Youth Interactions

Date posted: April 26th, 2017

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.” Thurau highlighted multiple efforts that have been undertaken with Cleveland partners to make systemic improvements in how police officers engage with children since the fatal police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice and the subsequent consent decree between the U.S. …Read more.

Undocumented Migrant Children Face a Long Struggle after Entering the US

Date posted: April 4th, 2017

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. …Read more.

Making the Slow Transition to Adulthood

Date posted: March 16th, 2017

What did your parents give you as a high school graduation gift?
Dr. Richard Settersten, PhD, the Endowed Director of Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families at Oregon State University posed this question at the beginning of the Schubert Center’s inaugural Kessler-Freedheim lecture. …Read more.

Preschool Expulsion and Students Most At Risk

Date posted: December 2nd, 2016

“In order to sell the solution, one must first sell the problem.” Dr. Walter Gilliam, PhD, Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology and Director of the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy at Yale University began his conversation series lecture on November 29 with this impactful statement. …Read more.

If We Want To Learn About Child Well-Being, We Need To Go To The Source: Children

Date posted: October 18th, 2016

Children know the most about their daily lives than anyone else so it is time to start learning from children. On October 11, the Schubert Center hosted Asher Ben-Arieh, PhD and Sabine Andresen, PhD for “How Children View Their Worlds: Children’s Subjective Well-Being in 19 Countries.” Continuing the Schubert Center’s 2016-2017 Conversation Series, Ben-Arieh and Andresen discussed the empirical findings from the Children’s World study which is an international survey of children’s well-being that has collected data from 54,000 children in 19 countries. …Read more.

Infant Mortality Opens Discussion on Inequalities in Childhood

Date posted: October 4th, 2016

Infant mortality is a serious public health issue in the United States and in Ohio. The United States ranked #32 in infant mortality rates in 2010 and Ohio is ranked #45 among the states. …Read more.

What Makes Maltreated Children Resilient?

Date posted: April 18th, 2016

Child maltreatment is a major public health issue, with more than 700,000 US children maltreated every year. Childhood physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect have all been associated with a variety of negative health outcomes in adulthood. …Read more.

Many Attend Talk About Youth Suicide Challenges and Intervention

Date posted: March 31st, 2016

In front of a packed audience on March 22, 2016 at the CWRU Tinkham Veale University Center, Jeff Bridge, PhD, principal investigator at the Center for Innovation in
Pediatric Practice and Director for the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, presented his talk titled “Suicide in Children and Adolescents: Challenges and Priorities for Intervention.” Bridge highlighted the changing epidemiology of youth suicide and a public health approach to youth suicide prevention. …Read more.

Schubert Center Hosts “Brown Gold: African American Children’s Literature as a Genre of Resistance”

Date posted: February 23rd, 2016

On February 18, 2016, the Schubert Center hosted Michelle Martin, PhD, Augusta Baker Chair of Childhood Literacy at the University of South Carolina, for “Brown Gold: African American Children’s Literature as a Genre of Resistance.” Martin traced the history of the portrayal of Black children in literature, with a focus on how depictions by Black authors challenged previous racist portrayals.

Schubert Center Hosts MetroHealth Panel to Address Innovative Partnerships for Healthy Children and Youth

Date posted: January 15th, 2016

On January 12, 2016, the Schubert Center hosted Dr. Nazha Abughali and Dr. Christine Alexander-Rager of MetroHealth for “Innovative Partnerships for Healthy Children and Youth” as a continuation of the 2015-2016 Conversation Series. They spoke about partnerships that MetroHealth has established with Cuyahoga County Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) and Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD).

Schubert Center Hosts Lecture on Medical Legal Partnerships

Date posted: November 17th, 2015


On November 12, 2015, the Schubert Center continued their 2015-2016 Conversation Series with “Building a Medical and Legal Team for Child Advocacy.” Sylvia Caley, JD, Associate Clinical Professor at Georgia State University College of Law, and Robert Pettignano, MD, Clinical Professor at Georgia State University and Medical Director of Health Law Partnership (HeLP), spoke about their work creating a medical legal partnership (MLP) at Georgia State University. …Read more.

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