Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Approaches to Improve Youth Health and Education
- 5:00 pm on Monday, April 22, 2019
- 7:00 pm on Monday, April 22, 2019
- Contact Name:
- Nilagia McCoy
Speakers: Lisa Thurau, Executive Director, Strategies for Youth Marcia Gupta, LICSW, EdM, Program Coordinator, Dimock Community Health Center Dep. Superintendent Leonardo DiPietro, Cambridge Police Department 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. **2 free social work continuing education credits available** This event is part of the Social Work in Education Program (SWEP) generously supported by Sharon Cerny, SSW ’71, and co-hosted by the BUSSW Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health and BUSPH Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health.