Thursday: Ninth Urban Child Symposium to focus on addiction

U Child 2017Don’t miss the Ninth Annual Urban Child Symposium, “Addiction and the Urban Child.”

Thursday, April 6, 2017
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Moot Courtroom (0 level)
John and Frances Angelos Law Center
1401 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21201

The symposium, presented by UB’s Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts (CFCC), will bring together experts on the front lines of this critical national issue to examine the science of addiction, as well as the connections between substance-use disorders and the legal, social and economic problems faced by many urban families. The symposium will also explore ways in which communities can help address the problems encountered by families and children whose lives are affected by substance-use disorders and dependence.

Bridget Brennan, special narcotics prosecutor for the City of New York, will deliver the morning keynote address, which will be followed by an interdisciplinary panel that will discuss the science of addiction.

Peter Bruun, founder of the Baltimore-based New Day Campaign, will give the afternoon keynote speech. Afterwards, an interdisciplinary panel will focus on community responses to addiction.

Professor Barbara Babb, director of the CFCC, will give opening remarks, as will UB School of Law Dean Ronald Weich.

Click here or on the image above to see the conference program.

The conference is free and open to the public, but space is limited. RSVP here.

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