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Eli Newberger, M.D., a professor at Harvard Medical School and founder of the Child Protection Team and the Family Development Program at Children's Hospital in Boston, will present the lecture "Families and Boys: The Challenge of Strengthening Them" from 7:10-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at Old Dominion University's Batten Arts and Letters Building, room 104. The lecture, sponsored by the ODU College of Arts and Letters and In Support of Children, is free and open to the public.

A leading figure in the movement to improve the protection and care of children, Newberger is known for his work with the issues of family life. His research focuses on the strength and resilience of parent-child relationships, stressing compassion and understanding, rather than blame and punishment.

Newberger is the author of "The Men They Will Become: The Nature and Nurture of Male Character," and numerous other works on the topic of child abuse.
Newberger is the recipient of the annual award for improvement of the welfare of children from the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children; the Pantaleoni Award for outstanding contribution to the betterment and welfare of children, awarded by the greater Boston Committee for UNICEF; the Commissioner's Award for outstanding contributions in the prevention of child abuse and neglect, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and the Humanitarian Award of the Massachusetts Psychological Association.

For more information call 683-3800.

This article was posted on: March 6, 2006

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