Faculty associate Mary Erdmans and sociology professor Tim Black have released a new book, “Life Before Pregnancy: On Becoming a Teen Mom.” This new book examines the lives of 108 working class adolescent mothers in Connecticut to examine their different trajectories to motherhood. While public narratives often demonize teen mothers, this book looks to their lives before pregnancy to highlight how complex social issues, such as poverty and violence against women, have impacted their individual pathways to motherhood. […Read more]
Faculty associates Sonia Minnes and Lynn Singer received a $2.5 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to launch the next phase of their Project Newborn research. Project Newborn was started 20 years ago to investigate health and development outcomes of babies born to cocaine-addicted mothers. This next phase of the project will focus on the original participants of Project Newborn as they enter early adulthood. Over the next four years the new study will focus on investigating rates of substance abuse, […Read more]
Director of Child Policy, was featured on BlogTalkRadio on February 5 to discuss, “Getting it Right: Realigning Juvenile Corrections in Ohio to Reinvest in What Works.”
The episode, “Quick Take Ohio: Recognizing the Journey in Ohio’s Juvenile Corrections System” is available to stream online. Listen to the episode.
Jill E. Korbin, PhD, Director of the Schubert Center for Child Studies, Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Lucy Adams Leffingwell Professor of Anthropology, was appointed as a member of the ChildFund International Board of Directors last week.
The mission of ChildFund is “to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children have the capacity to improve their lives and the opportunity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities.” […Read more]
Andrew Garner, MD, PhD, FAAP, Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the CWRU School of Medicine, and Schubert Center Faculty Associate, will give a presentation on “The Adolescent Brain: Still Under Construction” this Friday, January 23 at 3:00pm at the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, 9300 Quincy Avenue, 1st floor media room.
The training will cover the importance of understanding research about adolescent brain development in addressing challenges presented to youth who enter the juvenile justice system. […Read more]