Speaker: Cara Jean O'Neal, School Psychologist, The Academy at Virginia Randolphh (AVR/PACE)
Location: Tyler Haynes Commons, Room 305
The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) hosts weekly Brown Bag discussions, open to members of the campus and the community, from 12:30–1:25p.m. on most Fridays during the academic year. Each week, a speaker or small panel leads a presentation on a provocative social issue, then opens up the floor for discussion. Free pizza will be provided.
This week's CCE Brown Bag speaker, a former school psychologist in the Education Division of the VA Dept. of Corrections, will discuss the connection between suspension, expulsion, and the school to prison pipeline particularly as it relates to Central Virginia, and what avenues are in place for youth that have been impacted or to prevent youth from being impacted. She will also discuss her unique perspective having worked on "both sides" of the school-to-prison pipeline, her work at The Academy at Virginia Randolph (AVR), how it helps address disproportionality in discipline practices, and the mentoring opportunities that are in place at AVR.
This event is a part of National Mentoring Month 2019.