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Addiction and the Urban Child

Urban Child Symposium - April 6, 2017

Angelos Law Center - Moot Courtroom - 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

2017 Urban Child Symposium  

 

More detail on the event will be posted as it becomes available.

 

Addiction and the Urban Child

​Substance use disorders affect 21.5 million American adults, with nearly 8 million of these individuals also struggling with a mental health disorder. Over 60 percent of teens report that drugs are sold, used, or kept at their schools. Family dysfunction is one of the major tragic consequences of addiction, including financial and legal problems, child abuse and neglect, and domestic violence. Yet only 10 percent of those who need drug treatment receive it. Many of the remaining millions are involved in the justice system for reasons directly and indirectly related to their substance use disorders.  

In its ninth Urban Child Symposium, the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts will bring together experts at 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 urban families. The symposium also will explore ways in which our communities can help address the problems faced by families and children whose lives are affected by substance use disorders and dependence.

More detail on the event will be posted as it becomes available.

Preregister now by RSVP'ing here.  

For further information, contact:
Marcellus Anderson
manderson@ubalt.edu
410-837-5615

Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Urban Child Symposium!