The Schubert Center for Child Studies will sponsor a discussion Sept. 27 on “Merging Research, Practice and Policy in Addressing Children’s Exposure to Violence.” Cuyahoga County is one of eight sites that received funding through the U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s “Defending Childhood” initiative. Researchers at The Dr. Semi J. and Ruth W. Begun Center for Violence Prevention and Education at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences are part of this collaborative effort, providing ongoing planning, data and evaluation support.

Daniel Flannery, Semi J. and Ruth Begun Professor of Violence Prevention and Education and director of the Begun Center, will present his work on the “Defending Childhood” initiative. Additionally, discussants including Janet Kronenberg, manager of the Cuyahoga County Witness/Victim Service Center, will talk about their experiences in the community and policy implications associated with the effort.

The discussion will be held Sept. 27 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations (11402 Bellflower Road) Room 115.

For more information, visit the Schubert Center website.