The Foster Care System in Northeast Ohio. Is it Broken? forum moderated by Philip Morris, Plain Dealer April 18, 2017

The Foster Care System in Northeast Ohio.
Is it Broken?

Tuesday April 18, 2017 6:30-8:00p.m.
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood 44107

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Prof. David Crampton, PhD, Jack, Joseph and Morton
Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case
Western Reserve University

Edward L. Gilbert, Author, Attorney & Foster Care advocate

Kate Lodge, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Executive Director of A Place 4 Me, YWCA Greater Cleveland

Betsie Norris, Executive Director, Adoption Network Cleveland

Moderator: Philip Morris, Columnist, Plain Dealer

This panel will examine the issues faced by the foster care system in Northeast Ohio. Some argue that courts and aid workers are being overwhelmed by state funding cuts and issues such as the growing opioid epidemic. Our panel of experts in different areas of the field will discuss this and more.

Philip Morris

Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, plus Lakewood, Heights and Cuyahoga County Library Systems

Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd. 
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