On October 23rd, National Crittenton President Jeannette Pai-Espinosa moderated the panel discussion, “Supporting Families Post Permanence and Pregnant & Parenting Young People in Care: Family and Youth Perspective” at the eighth Wicked Problems of Child Welfare conference presented by the Children’s Home Society of America and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work’s Jordan Institute for Families.
In Virginia, Black girls are 5.2 times more likely to be suspended than white girls, yet there is a lack of evidence that Black girls misbehave more often. Research also shows Black girls are often punished for minor and subjective offenses like dress code violations, and youth suspended from school in Virginia are more likely to experience adverse academic outcomes.
To address the impact of school discipline on equal access to education for Black girls, students, policymakers, and community leaders from across the state will host a forum on Saturday, co-hosted by Virginia Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy and National Women’s Law Center. National Crittenton is a co-sponsor of the forum.
Catherine Kamara was featured on WBTV’s story, “HIV in CLT,” focused on the expereiences of individuals living with HIV in Charlotte, North Carolina. Catherine, one of the co-founders of the social capital-focused BOLD program, learned she had been born HIV-positive during a doctor visit at age 16.
We are pleased to announce Innovation in Motion Presenters, Sara Haskie-Mendoza (National Compadres Network) and Rebecca Epstein (Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality) at In Solidarity We Rise: Healing, Opportunity and Justice for Girls, October 11-13, 2017.
We are pleased to announce Deep Dive Learning Opportunity Presenters, Jolee Eckert (Florence Crittenton Services of Topeka, Inc.) and Logan Meza (S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective) for In Solidarity We Rise: Healing, Opportunity and Justice for Girls, October 11-13, 2017.
We’re excited to announce Deep Dive Learning Opportunity co-presenters, Fran Sherman & Lina To for In Solidarity We Rise: Healing, Opportunity and Justice for Girls, October 11-13, 2017.
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