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Young, Vulnerable, and Betrayed: What can be done to help America’s most vulnerable children?

December 7, 2023

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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A child born in America today has a 37% chance of having their welfare investigated by the state by the time they turn 18. For black children, the probability rises to 53%. Over next 18 years, 145 million American children will be referred to child protective services. What does this mean? And what can be done about it?

This seminar is broken into two sections. First, Saul Glick, Senior International Fellow in Law, Policy, and Applied Neuroscience, and Kathryn Spearman, registered nurse and PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins, will discuss their research and upcoming paper on the impact crime related events are having on America’s children and the system which is designed to protect them.

Second, Saul will discuss the novel intervention, C.A.R.E. (Child At Risk Evaluation), which he designed to enhance the training, data gathering, and information sharing techniques used by frontline mandatory reporters. C.A.R.E. will be piloted in early 2024 in a mid-sized American city.

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December 7, 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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