Schedule for the 2013-2014 Academic Year


Opening Guest Speaker: Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy

Emily Bazelon
Author, Senior Editor, Slate


Co-Sponsored Event: American Indian Health: A History of Disparities

Dennis K. Norman, PhD
Faculty Chair, Harvard University Native American Program


Children of Incarcerated Parents

Lolita McDavid, MD
Medical Director, Child Advocacy and Protection, UH Case Medical Center



Guest Speaker: Growing Up and Out of Crime: A Developmental Approach to Juvenile Justice

Ed Mulvey, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh


Enhancing Early Literacy in High Risk Populations: The Partnership of Pediatricians, Public Libraries and Public Media 

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

Sari Feldman, MA
Executive Director, Cuyahoga County Public Library

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


Child Well-Being: An International Seminar


Youth and Violence: Understanding Risk, Response and Recovery

James Adams
CEO, Geuga 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 Education, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

3-24-2014 & 3-25-2014

The Dark Matter of Love


Co-Sponsored Event: How Toddlers Thrive: What Parents Can Do Today for Children Ages 2-5 to Plant the Seeds of Lifelong Success

Tovah Klein, PhD
Director, Barnard College Center for Toddler Development

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