Standing in the Gap: Your Clinical Role in Social and Youth Justice by Dr. Shameka Stanford
Thursday, April 22nd 6:00-7:00 PM CST
Note: This presentation will not be recorded. In this presentation, Dr. Shameka Stanford will discuss the importance of the clinician's role in addressing and combatting bias, prejudice, and the school-to-confinement pipeline for youth with cognitive and communication disorders.
About the Speaker: Dr. Shameka Stanford CCC-SLP/L 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.