Dr. Claudia J. Coulton will give the lecture “Exploring the Impact of Foster Care and Juvenile Justice Involvement on Future Youth Outcomes” on Thursday, November 5, as part of the Schubert Center for Child Studies 2015-2016 Conversation Series. Her lecture is at 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in room 115 at the Mandel Community Studies Center. It is free and open the CWRU university community.
In her talk, Dr. Coulton will address a study that reports on 9th graders that attended the Cleveland Metropolitan School District 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. Their rates of homelessness services use and incarceration in local jails between the ages of 18-21 were also ascertained.
A Distinguished University Professor, Dr. Coulton is the Lillian F. Harris Professor of Urban Research and Social Change and is Co-Director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School.
This year’s Conversation Series is titled “All Our Children: Healthy Inside and Out” and will address a wide range of topics related to the health of and advocacy for children. Assistant Professor Megan R. Holmes of the Mandel School will present a lecture on April 14, 2016, entitled “Resilience in Adversity: Promoting Positive Outcomes for Maltreated Children.”