Ninth Annual Urban Child Symposium to focus on addiction

urban-child-2017-save-the-dateDon’t miss the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts‘ Ninth Annual Urban Child Symposium, “Addiction and the Urban Child,” which will be held Thursday, April 6, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Moot Courtroom of the John and Frances Angelos Law Center (1401 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21201).

Substance-use disorders affect more than 20 million Americans age 12 and older. More than 8 million adults struggle with both addiction and a mental-health disorder. More than 60 percent of teenagers report that drugs are sold, used or kept at their schools. Many families are involved in the justice system for reasons directly and indirectly related to substance-use disorders. The Urban Child symposium brings together experts on the front lines of this critical national issue to examine the science of addiction; to explore the connections among substance-use disorders and the legal, social and economic problems faced by urban families; and to consider ways communities can help address the problems faced by families and children whose lives are affected by substance-use disorders and dependence.

For more information, contact Marcellus Anderson at 410-837-5615 or manderson@ubalt.edu.

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