News and Events

The Center for Childhood and Youth Studies Film Series presents:

Cry for Help

With a discussion led by Carol Glod, PhD, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Patrice Miller, EdD, College of Arts and Sciences.

Tuesday, March 18
11 am – 1 pm
Marsh Hall, room 210
Free and open to the public

The Center for Childhood and Youth Studies - Reading Club Series



When: Thursday, February 27, 2014.
 Time: 5:15 – 6:45 pm

Where: Marsh Hall, room 204



The topic of this particular book event is to increase awareness of the immigrant and refugee children in the United States. 

Bring a book or article about the immigrant or refugee children who assimilate to the U.S. culture and adapt to the new environments. Share with the group, how the children embrace the new culture and faces the challenges of immigration. Let's learn from each other and exchange ideas. Materials can be focused on parents, teachers, providers, young adults, or children. Fiction and nonfiction works, including poetry, essays, research studies and reports are welcome.

November

Flat Daddy: Behind Every Soldier Is a Family

With a discussion led by Mary Hobbins DeChillo, MSW, School of Arts and Sciences and School of Health and Human Services  

Thursday, November 7
11 am–1 pm
MLK Room
Free and open to the public

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We are happy to announce the first of our book series events

November 21, 2013 5:15–6:45 pm
Ellison Campus Center Room 220A

The topic of this particular book event is to increase awareness of the national Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

Bring a book or article about the challenges of hunger, homelessness, or housing problems and share them with others. Let's learn from each other and exchange ideas. Materials can be focused on parents, teachers, providers, young adults, or children. Fiction and nonfiction works, including poetry, essays, research studies and reports are welcome. 

Reading Club series is coordinated and facilitated by Dr. Yvonne Vissing and Rukmal Ryder

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Speaker Series 2013 presents as a part of the National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week 

My Own Four Walls:  Helping Homeless and Housing Distressed Students

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 12–2 pm, Martin Luther King Room, Ellison Campus Center  

Diane Nilan is one of the nation’s biggest child advocates and the founder of Hear Us (hearus.us). Chicago based, she travels around the nation working with schools and community leaders to better understand what the lack of stable housing does to children. She will present her film, My Own Four Walls, which won the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth Media Award in 2007, which is the most popular training video on homeless students for use in schools nationwide. She has taken busloads of homeless children across the country to meet with politicians in Washington, DC, to better educate them to promote better legislation. Her unconventional approach takes her to places not typically thought of experiencing homelessness and she encourages us all to “think out of the box.” 

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