[act-ma] Monday, 4/22: School-to-Prison Pipeline, Health & Education Panel at BU

Nilagia McCoy nilagia at gmail.com
Thu Apr 18 10:38:08 PDT 2019


Just sending a reminder about an event taking place this Monday that may be
of interest to those working in education, health, and/or social services.
It is free and there are still some spaces left, but registration is
required. Social workers can earn 2 free continuing education credits for

*Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Approaches to Improve Youth Health
and Education*

Monday, April 22, 5:00-7:00pm
Boston University School of Public Health
670 Albany Street Auditorium


   - Lisa Thurau, Executive Director, Strategies for Youth
   - Marcia Gupta, LICSW, EdM, Program Coordinator, Dimock Community Health
   - Dep. Superintendent Leonardo DiPietro, Cambridge Police Department
   - Ritchina Daniel, senior high school student at Pioneer Charter School
   of Science; Intern, Massachusetts Advocates for Children
   - Moderator: Trish Elliott, DrPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, Boston
   University School of Public Health

The school-to-prison pipeline refers to a trend in which punitive school
disciplinary policies and practices increase the likelihood that children
will become involved with the criminal justice system. This is a critical
public health and racial equity issue as it disproportionately affects
low-income students, students of color, and students with disabilities.
This event will explore approaches from public health, social work, and
legal services that effectively shift the current direction away from
policing and discipline and toward approaches that serve the needs of youth
and families.

Reserve your space:

This event is hosted by the BU Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health
<https://ciswh.org/> and the Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child

Nilagia McCoy

Communications Manager, Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health
Boston University School of Social Work

*nilagia at bu.edu <nilagia at bu.edu> *

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