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The Implications of Racism in Early Childhood

The Schubert Center continued its 2014-2015 Conversation Series Exploring Equity and Resilience in Childhood on November 18 with Tuppett Yates, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. Yates and graduate student Ana Marcelo visited Cleveland to share their research on the impact of racial bias in early childhood settings on children, and to participate in a seminar with local early education teachers. This event was co-sponsored by the CWRU Department of Psychological Sciences […Read more]

Exploring Youth Violence as a Health Disparity


The Schubert Center continued its 2014-2015 Conversation Series Exploring Equity and Resilience in Childhood on October 23 with Edward Barksdale, MD, the Vice Chairman of the Department of Pediatric Surgery at UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. In a talk titled, “Youth and Violence: The Ultimate Health Disparity” Dr. Barksdale described youth violence as a public health issue affecting children and young people. He also discussed the larger public health implications of violence in relation to health disparities within minority and impoverished communities. […Read more]

Children’s Rights Highlighted by Nobel Peace Prize Honorees

On October 10, 2014, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced they will award the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, both noted activists for children’s rights. At 17, Yousafzai is the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Yousafzai is recognized as an advocate for children’s right to an education, particularly in the Middle East. She gained global attention after being shot by a Taliban gunman in her school bus in northern Pakistan. […Read more]

LGBT Parenting Explored in Conversation Series Kick-Off Event


The Schubert Center began its 2014-2015 Conversation Series Exploring Equity and Resilience in Childhood on September 23 with Charlotte Patterson, PhD, a University of Virginia Professor of Psychology and Director of the Women, Gender and Sexuality Program. Patterson visited Cleveland to share her research on lesbian- and gay-parented families and participate in local discussions about issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) families.
The community and university partners for these events were:
- The Lesbian, […Read more]

Director of Child Policy Receives Beech Brook Award for Exceptional Service to Children



The Schubert Center congratulates Gabriella Celeste, the Director of Child Policy, for receiving the 2014 Suzanne Brookhart Harrison Award for Exceptional Service to Children. She received the award at the 162nd Annual Meeting of the Beech Brook Board of Directors, where she addressed “Why Being a Voice for Children Matters Today- More Than Ever.”
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