CFCC 2023 Symposium - The Harm of Removal to Children, Parents, and Communities

1401 N. Charles St
Moot Court

Please mark your calendar and plan to join us on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, for this important day-long symposium focused on The Harm of Removal to Children, Parents, and Communities, presented by the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts (CFCC) at the University of Baltimore School of Law.

When children are separated from their parents by legal systems, they suffer permanent trauma. The anguish is no less for parents who find themselves without their children due to state intervention. Both parents and children experience detrimental effects on their mental, emotional, and physical health. Further, the larger community suffers when there is a systemic pattern of continually breaking up families. Join us to discuss the impact of family separation and to collectively brainstorm about how we keep families intact and support their health and well-being.

This event is free, but registration is required for the 9/27 Symposium and 9/26 Book Talk.

Keynote Shares Powerful Lived Experience of Foster Care

Sixto Cancel is the founder and CEO of Think of Us, Think of You, a research and design lab driving systemic change in child welfare policy and practice. Sixto has been named to Forbes list of Top 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs and recognized as a White House Champion of Change. Sixto has served as a Young Fellow at Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative since 2010, where he has played a key role in the initiative’s work of extending foster care permanency for older youth. Sixto’s tireless advocacy is informed by his own experience of the foster care system, which he discussed in his recent TED talk, "A foster care system where every child has a loving home.” 

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Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request 10 days prior to a campus event and 30 days prior to an event requiring travel.

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