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Scheduled Guests for December 11, 2018

University of Akron study: " Predictors of the Offer to Counsel by Pharmacists"

You are invited to participate in a research project being conducted by researchers in the Department of Psychology at The University of Akron Purpose: The purpose of the study is examining experiences with picking up prescriptions at the pharmacy. Data will be collected for approximately 500 residents of Ohio who are 18 years of age or older.

Snoopy, The Musical 2018

Snoopy, The Musical is a series of short scenes with fun music based on the Charles Schulz’s comic strip “Peanuts.” This sequel to the musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown focuses more on the life of Snoopy. It is a musical comedy with music by Larry Grossman and lyrics by Hal Hackady. It is a timeless production that will be fun for all ages. CAST: Snoopy--Bob Gerdes, Charlie Brown--Josh Bodnar, Linus--Stephen Kountz, Lucy—Tracie Balentine, Peppermint Patty--Elainie Huncik, Sally--Adrienne Mackey, Woodstock--Josh Ford Directed by Pat Vidis

Our Community Kitchen › 3rd Annual Holiday Outreach & Spaghetti Dinner

Holiday Outreach Will be giving toys for kids of all ages as well as various other gifts and prizes (while supplies last) Help us make this a great day for all! We are in need of: New unwrapped toys for all ages of kids New hats, scarves, gloves of all sizes New underwear, socks, t-shirts of all sizes New blankets Spaghetti dinner provided by Belleria Pizza, Hubbard will be served from 11 AM-1 PM


Nationally-known leaders have called Diane L. Redleaf the “conscience of the child welfare system,” the driving force behind creating a “better, fairer child welfare system” and “the people’s lawyer.” A civil rights lawyer for families in the child welfare system since she settled in Chicago in 1979 after graduating from Stanford Law School, Diane has played a leading role in hundreds of important cases on behalf of families, with over 60 published court opinions. She has also led legislative efforts that have benefited millions of children and families. Her litigation and legislative advocacy has created due process remedies for wrongly accused family members and created social service and housing support models for families throughout the United States.

They Took the Kids Last Night - Diane Redleaf

How the Child Protection System Puts Families at Risk This account of six families whose children were wrongly seized by child protection services vividly illustrates the constitutional balancing act where medicine, family interests, and child safety can clash. They Took the Kids Last Night shows a rarely exposed side of America’s contemporary struggle to address child abuse, telling the stories of loving families who were almost destroyed by false allegations—readily accepted by caseworkers, doctors, the media, and, too often, the courts. Each of the six wrongly accused families profiled in this book faced an epic and life-changing battle when child protection caseworkers came to their homes to take their kids. In each case, a child had an injury whose cause was unknown; it could have been due to an accident, a medical condition, or abuse. Each of the families ultimately exonerated itself and restored its family life, but still bears scars from the experience that will never heal. The book tells why and how the child protection system failed these families. It also examines the larger flaws in our country’s child protection safety net that is supposed to sort out the innocent from the guilty in order to protect children.

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