Shoestring: A Program Disrupting the Preschool-to-Prison Pipeline By Integrating MH Services and Parent Engagement
The phenomenon of overly identifying African American students as discipline problems within the K-12 system, now extends down to preschool. Preschool expulsions grew to three times higher than the rate reported in K-12 public schools between 2001-2012. The impacts for students inappropriately disciplined include higher risk for special education placement, continued disciplinary actions, and academic failure which can lead to incarceration. Learn about a research based early education multi-tiered mental health solution–Shoestrings.
Presenters: Crystal Hawkins