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The Together Series: Standing in the Gap: Your Clinical Role in Social and Youth Justice

Monday, April 26, 2021 - 5:30pm

DeLTA Center Bi-Weekly Webinar

Recurring Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 99658495454

The final event in the TOGETHER Series, "Standing in the Gap: Your Clinical Role in Social and Youth Justice" is happening this Thursday 4/22 6-7 PM CST. Join us live at the following zoom link: The event is free and open to the public!
Abstract: In this presentation, Dr. Shameka Stanford will discuss the importance of the clinician's role in addressing and combating bias, prejudice, and the school-to-confinement pipeline for youth with cognitive and communication disorders.

About the Speaker: Dr. Shameka Stanford is the FIRST AND ONLY Juvenile Forensic Speech-Language Pathologist in the United States and she specializes in Juvenile Forensics, Law Enforcement Interaction with youth with CD, and child language disorders. She is a professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders department at Howard University and her research focuses on the Confluence and Impact of cognitive and communication disorders on the school-to-confinement pipeline, status offenses, involvement with the criminal justice system, law enforcement interaction, and criminal recidivism in youth placed at-risk for delinquency and crime (especially Black and Brown youth from under-resourced areas). Through her work, Dr. Stanford has created cutting-edge social justice and juvenile justice specialty courses for graduate CSD students, nationally known training programs for law enforcement and legal counsel, and national and international CE workshops and training for licensed SLP clinicians.