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Youth and Violence: The Ultimate Health Disparity

Date: Thu. October 23rd, 2014, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

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

Photo of Edward Barksdale

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, cognition, behavior and physiology in the United States.

Dr. Barksdale will be joined by community respondent:

Jakolya Cropped-2Jakolya Gordon, MSW
Program Officer, Witness Victim Services Center Defending Childhood
Cuyahoga County Children Exposed to Violence Initiative

Read a blog post about this event.

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The Schubert Center Conversation Series connects CWRU faculty, students and staff, visiting researchers, practice and policy experts, and community members whose work impacts children, young people and families. All are welcome.

Co-sponsored by Pediatric Grand Rounds, UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.

For more information, contact the Schubert Center.

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