2016 Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Fellowship

The University of Michigan Law School’s 2016 Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship is now taking applications.  Bergstrom Fellows are brought to Ann Arbor, MI for three days of training (May 11-13, 2016) both to learn the basic legal framework of child protection and foster care, and to hear interdisciplinary perspectives from experts in various fields, including child development, child sexual abuse, and drug addiction.  Students then work for ten weeks in child welfare law offices throughout the nation, such as non-profit organizations, legal services offices, government agencies, and more (click here for a sampling of past placements).  Interested students can learn more about the program and download the application here.

The 2016 application is due March 15, 2016.  Students in their 1L and 2L years may apply.

CAP directors Elizabeth Bartholet and Cheryl Bratt have close ties to the Bergstrom Fellowship and would be happy to advise interested students.

Harvard Center on the Developing Child – Student Info Session – Wed., Sept. 9

The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University is hosting a Student Information Session on Wednesday, September 9, from 3:30 – 5:00pm, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, details below.  Dr. Jack P. Shonkoff will be presenting, and refreshments will be served.  The Center drives science-based innovation in early childhood research, program development, and policy to transform the lives of young children and their families.  Students interested in learning more about the Center and the ways in which Harvard students can get involved should attend.  Advanced registration is recommended.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Longfellow Hall, Eliot-Lyman, Second Floor
13 Appian Way, Cambridge

Event: Moment to Moment Film Screening

On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, CAP is hosting an upcoming film screening of Moment to Moment: Teens Growing Up With FASDs, followed by a discussion with Executive Produce Ira J. Chasnoff, MD.

Moment to Moment: Teens Growing Up With FASDs
February 4, 2015, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Harvard Law School, WCC Room 1010 (campus map here)
Register for free tickets here.

Moment to Moment explores the lives of four adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) and the effects that prenatal alcohol exposure has had and continues to have on their journeys to finding independence, fulfillment, and understanding of the world around them.  After the screening, Dr. Ira Chasnoff, leading researcher in the field of prenatal drug and alcohol exposure and the film’s Executive Producer, will facilitate a discussion about the film and its implications.

Click here for additional information.