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.
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.
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.
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.
Date posted: January 3rd, 2017
On January 11, 2016, the Schubert Center, with the assistance of faculty associate Jessie Hill, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law at the CWRU School of Law, joined several other organizations with the Children’s Law Center in submitting an amicus or “friend of the court” brief to the Ohio Supreme Court in support of eliminating mandatory bindover of youth (State of Ohio v. Matthew Aalim). More information about the brief can be read here.
On December 22, 2016, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that “mandatory transfer of juveniles to the common pleas courts violates juveniles’ right to due process as guaranteed by the Ohio Constitution.” To read more about the ruling visit the Court News Ohio website.
Date posted: December 10th, 2016
A new Ohio law on school truancy and discipline was signed by Governor Kasich on January 4, 2016 after being passed by the Ohio Senate on December 8, 2016.While the school discipline amendments that the Schubert Center supported were not included in the final version of the bill, the bill’s passage was still a victory for decriminalizing truancy and improving school discipline. The final bill calls for the State Board of Education to develop a model policy for violent, disruptive, or inappropriate behavior, including excessive absences, that stresses preventative strategies and alternatives to suspension or expulsion. This model policy should then be distributed to each school and school district. Read more about this bill here.
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.
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.
Date posted: June 13th, 2016
How Do We Help Parents Make Lasting Change? The Westside Community House (WSCH) Wrap for Success program is designed to facilitate and increase social activity and support among parents who partake in West Side Community House’s parenting classes. …Read more.
Date posted: June 7th, 2016
Why is musical theater such a powerful medium through which children and adults find pleasure and a desire to engage in? Does musical theater experience help children with special needs develop socioemotional skills? …Read more.
Date posted: April 4th, 2016
On March 28, the Supreme Court of Ohio announced new rules for limiting the use of shackling in courts for children under 18. The rule creates the presumption that physical restraint will not be used unless the judge supervising the case believes there is a safety threat or a flight risk. …Read more.
Date posted: March 17th, 2016
Childhood Studies students spent their spring break (March 6-10) meeting with government and nongoverment agencies, think tanks, legislators and staff, and advocacy organizations to discuss current child policy as part of CHST 302. …Read more.