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Event: Preventing the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Authors: Multiple event planners and speakers

Date: 2018

Project: BU-ALPS

Keywords: Behavioral health, Health Equity

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 event, which took place on April 12, 2018, featured an innovative, interprofessional partnership between lawyers from Massachusetts Advocates for Children and Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) team members from Dimock Community Service Agency/Justice Resource Institute. The panelists highlighted systems-level approaches to combat the school-to-prison pipeline, including a discussion of current MA laws related to school discipline, safe and supportive schools, and pending legislation related to the use of student arrests in schools.

Event: Intersectionality and Health Conference: Breaking Down Barriers to Quality Care

Authors: Multiple event planners and speakers

Date: 2018

Project: BU-ALPS

Keywords: Health Equity

This student-led conference took place on April 21, 2018. It provided training for students and those working in health-oriented professions, including social work, public health, medicine, community health work, nursing, and dentistry to provide better care and eliminate health inequities. The day-long event focused on the challenges people with multiple marginalized, intersecting identities face at the individual and systems level when accessing medical, mental health, and social services.

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