Children's Games by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1560. Exhibited at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria.

Children's Games by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1560. Exhibited at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria.

Children's Studies Center for Research, Policy and Public Service

A Visionary Agenda for our Children 

The Children's Studies Center for Research, Policy and Public Service at Brooklyn College was established in 1997. The center concentrates on pedagogy, research and public service to the community. Major activities of the center are participation in local, national and international research efforts on behalf of children and youth, and assistance to governmental and advocacy agencies as well as community-based organizations in their work on behalf of children and young people.

News Update:

Professor Gertrud Lenzer, the founding director of the Children’s Studies Center for Research, Policy and Public Service has involved the center in new and exciting initiatives.  Here are recent highlights of our work: 

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    •   Prof. Lenzer is on the planning and steering committee of an upcoming symposium, “Creating a Non-Violent Future:  Children’s Rights and Advances in Protection from Corporal Punishment.” The event is cosponsored by the Children’s Studies Center for Research, Policy and Public Service and others, and will be held at Loyola University Chicago’s Center for the Human Rights of Children on May 23-24, 2014. (http://www.luc.edu/chrc/may23-242014/)  Prof. Lenzer will deliver a keynote address titled, “Retrospect &Prospect of Children’s Rights and Violence”   She will also be honored at a reception. 

    • Prof. Lenzer was invited to represent the Children’s Studies Center in a public hearing sponsored by the New York State Assembly Standing Committees on Codes, Judiciary, Children and Families, Education, and New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus in New York City on December 6, 2013.  She provided testimony on the "Examination of Laws Governing the Age of Adult Criminal Responsibility.” See 04:04:10 for Prof. Lenzer's testimony in the full video of the proceedings: http://nystateassembly.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=812 

    • Prof. Lenzer was recently appointed to the 16 member New York State Advisory Committee (SAC) of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights for a two year period starting on July 11, 2013.  This committee assists in investigating and facilitating the transmission of reports, suggestions and recommendations from public and private organizations, and public officials to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights for action.

     

    •  Prof. Lenzer has been commissioned to contribute to a multidisciplinary, accessible handbook on global children’s rights themes, informed by a critical approach. The volume, which will be published by Routledge in 2014-2015, features distinguished scholars in the field of children’s rights. The title of her submission is “To End Violence Against Children: A Human Rights Imperative.”

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