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Kessler-Freedheim Keynote Address Co-Hosted by The City Club of Cleveland

Date posted: February 12th, 2018

The Schubert Center for Child Studies is pleased to announce the Kessler-Freedheim Keynote Address titled “Finding a Path to Equity: Media’s Role in Advocating for Cleveland’s Youth” will be co-hosted by The City Club of Cleveland. …Read more.

Cleveland: A Community Committed to Our Children

Date posted: January 17th, 2018

Join the Schubert Center for Child Studies at an all-day conference titled, “Cleveland: A Community Committed to Our Children” on April 27, 2018. For more information and to register, visit the “Cleveland: A Community Committed to Our Children” page.

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.”


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 Ohio Supreme Court Rules Mandatory Transfer of Juveniles to Adult Courts as Unconstitutional

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.

New Ohio Law on Truancy and School Discipline

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. 

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.

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