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Upcoming Events

Event Date and Location Summary
Kessler-Freedheim Lecture: Disparities in the diagnosis and care of children with autism Tue. February 26th, 2019
11:30 am-1:00 pm
at Ballroom A, Tinkham Veale University Center
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Almost two decades of research demonstrates that autism is diagnosed later in children of color than white children, and that service experiences and outcomes often are worse as well.  Dr. David Mandell, Kenneth E. Appel Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, will review these disparities and how they have changed (or not over time), discuss the causes of these disparities, and offer some policy and practice solutions to ameliorate them.

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Community Partner Event: ACEs and Toxic Stress: Rewriting the Story for the Next Generation Thu. March 21st, 2019
12:00 pm-1:30 pm
at Global Center for Health Innovation, Atrium Ballroom Cleveland, OH 44114
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Pediatrician Dr. Nadine Burke Harris has emerged as one of the strongest voices advocating for a public health campaign addressing ACEs and their potential effects on long-term health. She has developed screening methods to treat families and children experiencing toxic stress. Her work was featured in the documentary Resilience which debuted at the 2016 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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Past Events

Event Date Summary
Inamori Center Event – Solutions for Child Poverty: Tracy Najera, CDF-Ohio Fri. November 2nd, 2018
12:45 pm-1:30 pm

The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence welcomes Tracy Najera, the Executive Director of Children’s Defense Fund Ohio, to speak on the growing wealth inequality in the United States and its effect on the ethics of child well-being. This discussion is part of the Everyday Ethics Speaker Series.

Why Black not Blue? Revising & Reimagining Children’s Picture Books in the Age of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks Movement Tue. October 30th, 2018
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Is the cat in Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat Black? Is presenting images of enslaved people smiling ever appropriate in children’s literature? What is the impact of personifying a bad mood in blackface in a picture book? In this presentation, Cara Byrne, a Lecturer in the Department of English and the Research Advisor on Diverse Children’s Literature for the Schubert Center for Child Studies, will explore recent controversies surrounding picture books for young readers, including The Bad Mood and the StickA Birthday Cake for George Washington, and Islandborn.

Exploring the Government’s Role in Segregation Tue. October 30th, 2018
4:00 pm-6:00 pm


Richard Rothstein, a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a fellow of the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, is the author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America.



Rothstein will provide a public lecture on his work documenting the history of state-sponsored residential segregation, racial inequality, and inner-city poverty that has disadvantaged and held back generations of African Americans, even after the Constitutions was meant to have repaired these inequalities.

Crown – A Book Week Event Sat. September 29th, 2018
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Author Visit by Derrick Barnes & Gordon James

Celebrate Cleveland Book Week with the author and illustrator of Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, the exuberant celebration of self-esteem and a nod to the importance of stepping out with self-confidence and a touch of swagger. In Crown, a multi-award-winning book, the intellect and pride of a young black boy heighten after receiving a fresh haircut from his barber.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Childhood Trauma at the U.S. Border Tue. September 25th, 2018
2:30 pm-4:00 pm

This critical and timely discussion will focus on the experiences of immigrant children and teens detained at the border, including the legal context under which family separations are occurring, the medical and therapeutic guidelines for youth exposed to trauma, issues of consent for treatment, long-term consequences of internment and options for advocacy and activism for allies.

John Flores (Social Justice Institute) will moderate the panel featuring Dr. Sana Loue (CWRU School of Medicine), Gabriela Sehinkman (The Centers for Families and Children), and Dr. Jane Timmons-Mitchell (CWRU School of Medicine and the Begun Center for Violence Prevention). 

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!: Diversity in Children’s Picture Books Sun. June 24th, 2018
10:00 am-12:00 pm

This family-friendly discussion, led by Dr. Cara Byrne, Research Adviser on Diverse Children’s Literature at the Schubert Center, will focus on diversity in children’s picture books. We will discuss how picture books can take us to new places and we will learn about contemporary picture books that celebrate historically-underrepresented groups. Light refreshments will be provided. We hope you will join us!

Tickets are limited and registration is required on the Common Ground Website.

Event sponsored by the Schubert Center for Child Studies as part of the Cleveland Foundation’s Common Ground Initiative.

Science as Social Change: The Woman who Saved Flint’s Children Fri. June 22nd, 2018
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

This event is hosted and organized by the City Club of Cleveland. The Schubert Center for Child Studies is a community partner for this event.

A few years ago, the country watched in horror as the national media descended on Flint, Michigan. A switch in drinking water sources – from Lake Huron and the Detroit River to the Flint River – had caused nearly 100,000 residents to be exposed to dangerous amounts of lead. Those most affected were children whose lead blood levels doubled or, in some cases, tripled after the switch was made, resulting in developmental and behavioral problems.

Improving the Life Chances of Disadvantaged Mothers and Children with Prenatal and Early Childhood Home-Visiting by Nurses Fri. June 15th, 2018
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

This event is hosted and organized by the City Club of Cleveland. The Schubert Center for Child Studies is a community partner for this event.

Infant mortality rates, defined as the death of a baby before his or her first birthday, have declined 15 percent between 2004 and 2015, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. However, that statistic doesn’t tell the whole story. The mortality rate of African-American babies remains at least twice that of white babies and overall progress in reducing these rates has stalled.

International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education Tue. May 22nd, 2018
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Bridging the Divide in Polarized Societies

Tuesday – Friday, May 22 – 25, 2018


The International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education (CRE) is an opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration and research. Presentations will focus on innovations in the field that are making broad impacts in local, state, national, and international communities.

Participants will exchange best practices, evaluation methodology, creation of policy implementation structures, consideration of obstacles to success, and new and innovative use of training, resources and technology.

For more information about the conference including registration and complete agenda,

Cleveland: A Community Committed to Our Children Fri. April 27th, 2018
8:00 am-6:00 pm

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. Specifically, “how do we make environments effective and equitable for all of our children?” This includes an explicit focus on addressing inequities and disparities that impact children and families and our community’s home-grown solutions.

  • Discussion session will be led by Cleveland-based researchers and community members in the areas of Arts &
Abstinence-Only-Until Marriage: The Politics of Contraception and Sex Education Thu. March 22nd, 2018
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

In her talk, Iris Harvey, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio and Board Member of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, will demonstrate that public policy regarding how sex education is taught in our schools is driven more by the desire to promote conservative values rather than making evidence-based decisions. Sex education in Ohio, and in many other states, is based on abstinence-only-until marriage beliefs. Such instruction largely excludes sexual and reproductive health topics such as birth control and safe sex, relationship development and consent, gender identity, body image, and prevention of sexually transmitted infections. 

No Más Bebés: Film & Conversation with Producer/Researcher Virginia Espino Wed. March 21st, 2018
6:00 pm-8:30 pm

They came to have their babies. They went home sterilized. So begins the incredibly moving tales of the women chronicled in No Más Bebés(No More Babies), a heartbreaking documentary film based on the research of Latinx historian Virginia Espino.

A Cleveland Humanities Festival event hosted by the Social Justice Institute and sponsored by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, the Schubert Center for Child Studies, the Alianza Latina/Latino Alliance, SAVE (Sexual Assault and Violence Educators), Latino Medical Student Association, and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities.

Marian Wright Edelman – Inamori Ethics Prize Recipient Thu. September 14th, 2017
9:00 am-8:00 pm

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 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.

To register for the events, please visit the Inamori Ethics Center website here.

Lom Nava Love Documentary Screening: A Community Partner Event Sat. May 6th, 2017
1:30 pm-4:30 pm

The National Rites of Passage Institute (NROPI) and the Youth Resiliency Institute (YRI) present a community screening of Lom Nava Love, a documentary centered on the work of Baltimore-based public housing community organizer Shirley Foulks and the residents of Baltimore, Maryland and East Cleveland, Ohio. The film is directed by East Cleveland native/YRI co-founder Fanon Hill, with original music performed by internationally renowned singer-songwriter/YRI co-founder/East Cleveland native Navasha Daya.

From Strategies to Solutions – Cleveland’s Evolving Story of Improving Youth & Police Interactions Tue. April 18th, 2017
11:30 am-1:00 pm


Lisa Thurau
Executive Director of Strategies for Youth

Panelists Include:






Amanda King
Founder, Shooting Without Bullets







Michael Walker
Executive Director, Partnership for a Safer Cleveland

Cleveland Division of Police Representative
To Be Confirmed

This forum will highlight multiple efforts undertaken 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.

Whose Country Is This? Undocumented Migrant Children and Youth in the United States after the 2016 Presidential Election Tue. March 28th, 2017
4:30 pm-6:00 pm


Susan Terrio, PhD
Professor of Anthropology and French Studies
Georgetown University

Following the 2014 surge of Central American and Mexican children across the U.S.-Mexican border and the 2016 election of a president committed to ending illegal immigration, Terrio charts the ongoing legal, political and social challenges they face after apprehension by immigration authorities and release into U.S. communities.

Terrio is Professor of Anthropology and French Studies at Georgetown University where she holds a joint appointment in the Department of Anthropology and the Department of French.

Fear and Silence in Burma and Indonesia: Comparing Two National Tragedies and Tracing Possible Pathways Towards Resilience Thu. March 23rd, 2017
11:45 am-12:30 pm

Seinenu Thein-Lemelson, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar at the Institute of Personality and Social Research (IPSR) at the University of California in Berkeley, will be giving a presentation on a paper which examines two historic national tragedies in Southeast Asia: one in Burma, the other in Indonesia. She will discuss several key factors that were identified in the paper to contribute to resilient and positive individual outcome, including social embedded-ness and support; a sense of coherence; a sense of meaning and purpose; a high sense of agency; continued communication with the larger community (a lack of silence); an ability to self-regulate through goal-setting; and cultural explanatory models that support a productive engagement with fear.

Making the Transition to Adulthood: Lessons in Experience, Identity and Inequality Tue. March 7th, 2017
4:30 pm-6:00 pm

The inaugural Kessler-Freedheim lecture, in honor of Dr. Jane Kessler, Professor of Psychology and former Director of the Mental Development Center, and Dr. Donald Freedheim, Emeritus Professor of Psychology and former Director of the Schubert Center.


Richard A. Settersten, Jr.

Endowed Director of Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families
Oregon State University

Understanding transitions in the life course is perhaps nowhere more important or more challenging than in the period from adolescence to early adulthood. The process of becoming adult has seen rapid and dramatic change in recent years.

Co-Sponsored Event: Pasta for CASA: Empathy & Action for Youth Impacted by Foster Care Wed. March 1st, 2017
6:30 pm-9:00 pm



Why is foster care a social justice issue?  Why do LGBT youth face additional barriers in the foster care system?  Enjoy a delicious dinner for a cause as we raise money for Court Appointed Special Advocates and hear personal stories of resilience from panelists, including NY Times bestselling author Paula McLain and activist Kevinee Gilmore.  A discussion about options for supporting impacted youth on a personal and community basis will follow.  Suggested contribution is $3-5; donations not required.  Registration requested to

Co-Sponsored by the Kappa Alpha Theta,

Material Life Circumstances And Children’s Subjective Well-Being: Cross-National Comparisons of 16 Countries Thu. February 9th, 2017
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Daphna Gross-Manos, PhD in Social Work
Postdoctoral Scholar, CWRU Anthropology Department

Postdoctoral Scholar, Daphna Gross-Manos, PhD, will discuss the relationship between material situation and happiness among children using the findings of the International Survey of Children’s Well-Being. While household income is almost exclusively used as a proxy for a child’s material situation, Gross-Manos will review two alternative measures for children’s material situation and subjective well-being across 16 countries. Possible implications for social policy will be discussed, as well as some highlights for specific countries.

Download the presentation for this event here.

This event is free and open to the public.

Why Are Our Young Children Being Expelled and Suspended in Preschool, and Why Are Some of Our Children At Such Greater Risk? Tue. November 29th, 2016
11:30 am-1:00 pm

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Walter S. Gilliam, PhD
Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology
Director, Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy
Yale University Child Study Center


Dr. Gilliam will discuss the latest research regarding preschool and child care expulsions and suspensions, which programs and which children are at greatest risk, some reasons why these disparities may exist, and what we can do to help ensure that the early education is part of the solution to inequitable opportunity versus just another facet of the problem.

Community Respondents:


Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: A Community Partner Event with the City Club of Cleveland Thu. November 10th, 2016
12:00 pm-1:00 pm


This event is hosted and organized by the City Club of Cleveland. The Schubert Center for Child Studies is a community partner for this event.

Founder and Executive Director, Fred T. Korematsu Institute


After the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, authorizing the Secretary of War to place Americans of Japanese descent in internment camps. At the time, Fred Korematsu, an American born in the U.S. to Japanese parents, became a fugitive until he was arrested by military police,

Combating the Lead Poisoning Crisis in Cleveland: Community Partner Event with The City Club of Cleveland Fri. October 21st, 2016
12:00 pm-1:00 pm






This event is hosted and organized by the City Club of Cleveland. The Schubert Center for Child Studies is a community partner for this event.


Almost one year ago, The Plain Dealer began a series chronicling Cleveland’s legacy of lead poising and how it connected with current concerns about education and violence among youth. The problem isn’t new. Since 2000, approximately 40,000 children in Cuyahoga County suffered from lead poisoning;

How Children View Their Worlds: Children’s Subjective Well-Being in 19 Countries Tue. October 11th, 2016
11:30 am-1:00 pm


Dr. Sabine Andresen
Professor, Institut für Sozialpädagogik und Erwachsenenbildung, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main


Dr. Asher Ben-Arieh
Director, the Haruv Institute
Editor in Chief, Child Indicators Research (CIR)
Co-Chair, International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI)
The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Dr. Sabine Andresen will discuss empirical findings from the Children’s Worlds study surrounding family well-being. Relationships within the family are important for the development of children’s well-being,

Co-Sponsored Event – Infant Mortality in Social Contexts: Cuyahoga County and Beyond Thu. September 29th, 2016
8:00 am-10:00 am

Andrea Trembath, MD MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Center for Child Health and Policy
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital


Angela Newman-White, MA
Supervisor, Child & Family Health Services, Cuyahoga County Board of Health

David Hackney, MD, MS
Division Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital

Mistie Winkfield Hughes, CNM, IBCLC, MSN
Co-chair, MacDonald and Rainbow Maternal/Infant Mortality Task Force, UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital


Lawrence C. Kleinman,

Resilience in Adversity: Promoting Positive Outcomes for Maltreated Children Thu. April 14th, 2016
11:30 am-1:00 pm



Megan Holmes, PhD
Assistant Professor, Jack, Joseph & Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences


Adam T. Perzynski, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Center for Health Care Research and Policy
The MetroHealth System


Julia Kobulsky
Doctoral Candidate
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences


Susan Yoon
Doctoral Candidate

Suicide in Children and Adolescents: Challenges and Priorities for Intervention Tue. March 22nd, 2016
4:30 pm-6:00 pm



Jeff Bridge, PhD
Principal Investigator, Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people aged 5 to 19 years in the United States.Dr. Bridge will discuss the changing epidemiology of suicide among young people in the US and Ohio, including the increasing rates among boys of color. The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s research strategy for reducing national suicide rates by 40% in the next 10 years will be discussed along with priorities and challenges for suicide prevention research in young people.

Lisa Damour and Mark Joseph Book Talk Mon. March 14th, 2016
4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Join Faculty Associates Lisa Damour and Mark Joseph as they dicuss their recently released books.

Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood introduces a new way for parents to talk about—and with—teenage girls. Untangled outlines seven distinct developmental strands that girls must navigate as they become adults and helps parents make sense of girls’ sometimes confusing or challenging adolescent behavior.

Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Public Housing Transformation examines Chicago’s Plan for Transformation, a public-private venture to transform high-poverty public housing complexes into mixed-income developments, the largest-scale such effort in the U.S.  Chaskin and Joseph find that while considerable progress has been made in dramatically transforming the complexes physically, the social environment in the new developments is generally characterized by the continued exclusion and marginalization of the low-income residents, which illuminates the challenges and limitations of mixed-income communities as a solution to urban poverty.

Brown Gold: African-American Children’s Literature as a Genre of Resistance Thu. February 18th, 2016
4:30 pm-6:00 pm



Michelle Martin, PhD
Professor of Children’s Literature, University of South Carolina

In 1969 Langston Hughes’s Black Misery was published posthumously, a children’s book that speaks candidly about the discrimination and misfortunes that African-American children face daily. Considered the “fathers” of contemporary African-American children’s literature, Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps wrote not just for Black children but for all children and set a precedent of resistance within the genre. Dr. Martin, Augusta Baker Chair in Childhood Literacy, will trace the tradition of resistance in African-American children’s literature,

Innovative Partnerships for Healthy Children and Youth Tue. January 12th, 2016
11:30 am-1:00 pm


Christine Alexander-Rager, MD
Chairman of Family Medicine, MetroHealth


Nazha Abughali, MD, FAAP
Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Foster Care Program, MetroHealth

This panel presentation will describe Metro Health’s approach to ensuring access to healthy care for children and young people, and how partnerships with the Department of Children and Family Services and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District have assisted in this approach. Findings concerning service to special populations, lessons learned, and policy implications will be discussed with respondents.

Co-Sponsored Event: “Integrating the Inner City Through Mixed-Income Development” Fri. November 20th, 2015
12:30 pm-1:30 pm


The Schubert Center for Child Studies co-sponsored the Center for Policy Studies’ Friday lunch discussion, “Integrating the Inner City Through Mixed-Income Development” on November 20, 2015.  The talk featured Mark Joseph, Associate Professor at MSASS and Director, National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities; Taryn Gross, Program Manager for the Initiative; and Emily Miller, Project Coordinator for the Initiative. Mixed-income communities ask two main questions: How can they end segregation of the poor and how can they sustain the diverse communities. Joseph further explained the successes and challenges for the initiative as well as the impact on youth in these mixed-income communities.

Co-Sponsored Event: Social Justice Institute’s “Think Tank 2015” Sat. November 14th, 2015
9:00 am-6:30 pm

The Schubert Center is co-sponsoring the Social Justice Institute’s “Think Tank 2015,” which will occur Thursday, November 12- Saturday, November 14. The Think Tank will kick off with a screening of the film Finding the Gold, continue with a keynote address by Angela Y. Davis, include three consecutive sessions on empathy, social justice, and social transformation, and conclude with a performance-talk by the group Rebel Diaz.

For more information, see an article in the Case Daily.

For a full schedule of the events and to register, visit the Social Justice Institute’s website.

Building a Medical and Legal Team for Child Advocacy Thu. November 12th, 2015
12:00 pm-1:30 pm


Sylvia Caley, JD
Associate Clinical Professor
Georgia State University College of Law



Robert Pettignano, MD
Clinical Professor
Medical Director, Campus Operations Medical Champion, HeLP
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine


Medical-Legal Partnerships are a unique interdisciplinary strategy to address health-harming legal needs of individuals. We will explore how medical and legal partners work together to assist individuals,

Exploring the Impact of Foster Care and Juvenile Justice Involvement on Future Youth Outcomes Thu. November 5th, 2015
11:30 am-1:00 pm


Claudia Coulton, PhD, MSW
Lillian F. Harris Professor of Urban Research & Social Change
Associate Dean for Research & Training
Co-director, Center on Urban Poverty & Community Development
Case Western Reserve University

This talk discusses a study that reports on 9th graders that attended CMSD in 2005-2008. The study looked at students classified into four groups: no system involvement, foster care only, delinquency only, and both foster care and delinquency. The groups were then compared on their school attendance and passage of the Ohio Graduation Test in grades 9-12.

The Fish vs. the Fisherman: Equipping Youth with the Tools to Thrive Thu. October 1st, 2015
4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Annemarie Grassi, PhD
Chief Executive Officer, Open Doors Academy

The social sector has historically been more heavily focused on handing out “fish”, rather than engaging in efforts that create long-term, deep impact change. Open Doors Academy, a high quality youth developmental enrichment and leadership program, utilizes a 7-year program model that seeks to create a village of fishermen. Dr. Grassi will discuss how research and performance based goals provide guidance for Open Doors Academy and implications for quality standards in youth development and leadership programming.

Co-Sponsored Event: Decision-Making in Child Protective Services: Perspectives from Israel and the U.S. Longscan Project Tue. April 14th, 2015
12:45 pm-2:00 pm

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Merav Jedwab, PhD, MSW
Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Maryland School of Social Work; The Haruv Institute, Hebrew University

Dr. Jedwab will discuss unique aspects of Child Protection Services in Israel. She also will present research on the substantiation of child maltreatment and the critical role of professionals in the assessment of suspected child abuse and neglect using data from the federally-funded Longscan Project in the U.S.

Merav Jedwab, PhD, MSW is a Haruv Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She received her PhD in Social work from Bar-Ilan University.

Assessing and Responding to Violence Risk in Juveniles Fri. March 27th, 2015
8:00 am-9:00 am

Friday, March 27, 2015


Charles Scott, MD
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, University of California, Davis;
Chief, Division of Psychiatry and the Law, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services, University of California, Davis

Dr. Scott will be joined by community respondent:

Jim AdamsJim Adams
CEO, Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services

Read a blog post about this event.

View photos from this event.

Download the handout from this event.

Of Interest: How Science Became Child’s Play: Childhood and Public Science in the 20th-Century United States Fri. March 27th, 2015
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

On March 27 the History Department at Case Western Reserve University is hosting Rebecca Onion, a history writer for Slate and visiting scholar at Ohio University. The title of her talk is “How Science Became Child’s Play: Childhood and Public Science in the 20th-Century United States.”

Americans often think that kids used to love science, but today are too distracted. Or too digital. Or too peer-oriented, indoors, consumerist, coddled, lazy, scared, or soft. Whatever the flavor of explanation, it implies that recruiting kids to science is as simple as clearing away artificial barriers and igniting natural interest.

This talk challenges this assumption by showing how throughout the 20th century,

Partner Event: Bryan Stevenson, “Let’s Talk About Injustice: A Community Conversation” Thu. March 19th, 2015
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Thursday, March 19, 2015
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Brian A. Stevenson

Bryan A. Stephenson
Founder and Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative

This free Community Conversation, hosted by Facing History and Ourselves and The Allstate Foundation, will feature Bryan A. Stevenson, attorney, human rights activist and author of Just Mercy. Stevenson is one of the country’s most visionary legal thinkers and social justice advocates.

A MacArthur fellow and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Stevenson is a leader of the movement to fight mass incarceration in the United States. His TED talk on the subject of injustice has been viewed nearly two million times.

2014-2015 Mather Salon Series: Girls, Poverty and Education Wed. February 25th, 2015
9:30 am-10:30 am

About the Salon Series: Organized and supported through the generosity and efforts of the Community Advisory Board, this successful series featuring women faculty from CWRU is held in community homes and establishments and centers on issues of interest to the wider Cleveland community.

This salon will provide a more in-depth discussion with Gabriella Celeste who will be speaking earlier in the month at the Center for Women’s annual Gender and Social Justice Event on February 10th, which is co-sponsored by the Schubert Center. We encourage you to attend this event as well! More information on that event can be found here.

Co-Sponsored Event: Second Annual Gender, Youth & Social Justice Event: A Journey Through Juvenile Justice, Policy & Education Tue. February 10th, 2015
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

From PHD to Ph.D.

A performance by Dr. Elaine Richardson that illustrates traumatic events that can lead girls into the juvenile justice system and dangerous lifestyles; followed by a panel discussion featuring Gabriella Celeste, Schubert Center for Child Studies and Maria Miranada, Revolution Planner.

Dr. E’s story takes the audience from the streets of Cleveland through her undergraduate and graduate experiences to earning a PhD. Dr. E’s inspirational life and this narrative account represent the triumph of the human spirit and the indomitable will to survive -and thrive- “against all odds”

A Night of Film and Discussion with Adoption Network Cleveland Thu. February 5th, 2015
6:30 pm-9:00 pm

Screenings of:
A Simple Piece of Paper**
An Adoptee ROARed in Ohio: The Betsie Norris Story**

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Betsie Norris
Executive Director, Adoption Network Cleveland

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Zoe Breen Wood, PhD
Assistant Professor, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, CWRU

and Denise Barone, Birthmother

**Featured at the 2014 Cleveland International Film Festival

Read more about this event.

Of Play and Prejudice: The Implications of Racism in Early Childhood Tue. November 18th, 2014
11:30 am-1:00 pm

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
11:30 am to 1:00 pm

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Tuppett Yates, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology, University of California

CWRU Tinkham Veale University Center, Ballroom B
11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106




With community respondents:

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Sandra Russ, PhD
Professor of Psychological Sciences, CWRU





Youth and Violence: The Ultimate Health Disparity Thu. October 23rd, 2014
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Thursday, October 23, 2014
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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Edward Barksdale, MD
Vice Chairman, Department of Pediatric Surgery, UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital

Rainbow Amphitheater, UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
2101 Adelbert Road, Cleveland, OH, 44106

Dr. Barksdale will describe youth violence as a public health issue affecting children and young people. He will also discuss the larger public health implications of violence in relation to health disparities within minority and impoverished communities. Research supports that the violence epidemic in its many forms has a far-reaching impact on human development,

Sexual Orientation and Parenting: Research and Policy Issues Tue. September 23rd, 2014
4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Charlotte Patterson, PhD
Professor of Psychology; Director, Women, Gender & Sexuality Program, University of Virginia

Wolstein Research Building Auditorium
2103 Cornell Road, Cleveland, OH, 44106

Dr. Patterson will discuss recent research on lesbian and gay parents and their children. The social and political contexts surrounding LGBT families in the United States will also be explored, as well as future directions for research and policy initiatives. 

Community Respondents:

Phyllis Harris

Phyllis Harris,

A Conversation Circle for Parents and Caregivers: LGBTQ Issues Tue. September 23rd, 2014
10:00 am-11:30 am

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
10:00 – 11:30 AM

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland

6600 Detroit Ave. Cleveland, OH 44102

Are you an LGBTQ parent or parenting an LGBTQ child? Do you have questions about child well-being, family and community life? At this informal discussion, Charlotte Patterson, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Women, Gender and Sexuality program at the University of Virginia, will join a conversation circle on parenting and healthy development, together with your input and engagement. Dr. Patterson has worked extensively with children,

Co-Sponsored Event: How Toddlers Thrive: What Parents Can Do Today for Children Ages 2-5 to Plant the Seeds of Lifelong Success Mon. May 19th, 2014
7 pm-9 pm

Monday, May 19, 2014
7:00PM to 9:00PM

Tovah Klein,
Director, Barnard College Center for Toddler Development

Siegal Beachwood Facility
26500 Shaker Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44122

What makes a child succeed or wander into an unfulfilled adulthood? New research indicates that the seeds for adult success are often planted in the toddler years, ages 2-5. Dr. Klein runs the Barnard College Center for Toddler Development, the laboratory at the forefront of understanding toddler behavior and development. In How Toddlers Thrive, Dr. Klein cracks the code on how to help your toddler grow into a happy and successful child and adult,

Cleveland Film Fest: “The Dark Matter of Love” Mon. March 24th, 2014
12:45 pm-2:30 pm

The Schubert Center is a proud film sponsor of “The Dark Matter of Love,” a documentary that connects the research of developmental psychologist Dr. Robert Marvin with a family building relationships with their newly-adopted children. “The Dark Matter of Love” is being shown as part of the 38th Cleveland International Film Festival.

Join us for two screenings:

Monday, March 24
12:45 pm

Tuesday, March 25
6:15 pm
with Film Forum

Tickets go on sale Friday,

Youth and Violence: Understanding Risk, Response and Recovery Thu. February 27th, 2014
11 am-1 am

James Adams
CEO, Geauga Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services

Jean Frank, MPH
Manager, Community Initiatives, Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods

Jeff Kretschmar, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Begun Center for Violence Prevention and Research Education, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Thursday, February 27, 2014
11:30am to 1:00pm

Mandel Center 105
11402 Bellflower Court, Cleveland, OH

The Schubert Center Conversation Series connects CWRU faculty, students and staff,

Enhancing Early Literacy in High Risk Populations: The Partnership of Pediatricians and Public Libraries Thu. January 23rd, 2014
12 pm-1 pm

Robert Needlman, MD
Professor, School of Medicine
Pediatric Physician, MetroHealth

Sari Feldman
Executive Director, Cuyahoga County Public Library

Linda J. Williams
Senior Director of Education, WVIZ/PBS ideastream

Thursday, January 23, 2014
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Rainbow Amphitheater, UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
1201 Adelbert Road, Cleveland, OH

This lecture held in collaboration with Pediatric Grand Rounds, UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.

The Schubert Center Conversation Series connects CWRU faculty,

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