Disrupting Criminalization in Education [View Image]
 

Disrupting Criminalization in Education

 

The “Disrupting Criminalization in Education: A Trauma Informed Approach” core explores the criminalization of trauma and exclusionary discipline as barriers to educational excellence among African American and Latinx children. We bring a transdisciplinary, strengths-based approach to this problem that identifies multiple levels of influence and targets for intervention. Our goal is to support families, communities, and educators by providing alternatives to current practices through coordinating and facilitating access to, and evaluation of, evidence-based programs that contribute to children’s healing, resilience, empowerment and well-being to allow them to grow, learn, thrive and actively change their own destinies.

Transdisciplinary core team

  • Core member headshot
    [View Image]
    • Sarah Jane Brubaker, Ph.D.
    • Professor, Criminal Justice and Public Policy and Director, Certificate in Gender and Violence Intervention
    • Sarah Jane Brubaker, Ph.D. is a sociologist and qualitative researcher who studies gender violence, health, and juvenile justice through a social justice and intersectionality lens.

  • Core member headshot
    [View Image]
    • Danielle Apugo, Ph.D.
    • iCubed Visiting Scholar, School of Education
    • Dr. Danielle Apugo is an educator, storyteller, scholar-activist and an assistant professor of urban education at the University of the District of Columbia. Apugo explores the educational experiences, epistemologies, culture, resistance and intellectual uprising of black women and girls within the United States. She joins SOE as a visiting iCubed scholar researching methods toward disrupting criminalization in education. She is a past recipient of the Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award by the National Council of Teachers of English.

  • Core member headshot
    [View Image]
    • Jamie Cage, Ph.D.
    • Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
    • Jamie Cage 's research broadly focuses on the educational outcomes of child welfare involved youth. She brings expertise in adolescent development, trauma, and educational equity.

  • Core member headshot
    [View Image]
    • Kellie Carlyle, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    • Associate Professor Affiliate Faculty, Institute of Women's Health
    • Kellie Carlyle, Ph.D., M.P.H., has expertise in program evaluation and provides a public health lens for understanding education as a social determinant of health. Dr. Carlyle has collaborated with community organizations that serve populations impacted by trauma for over 15 years.

  • Core member headshot
    [View Image]
    • Nicole Corley, Ph.D.
    • Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
    • Nicole Corley brings experience in qualitative research methodologies and school-based program development in urban environments. Her research explores the lived experiences of Black students and Black single mothers using arts-based approaches and critical, culturally-relevant frameworks.

  • Core member headshot
    [View Image]
    • Charol Shakeshaft,Ph.D.
    • Professor of Educational Leadership, School of Education
    • Charol Shakeshaft has been studying race and equity in schools for over three decades and is an American Education Research Association Fellow. Dr. Shakeshaft is currently involved working on leadership knowledge and strategies for creating trauma informed school cultures.

  • Core member headshot
    [View Image]
    • Valerie Slater
    • Executive Director, RISE for Youth Coalition
    • Valerie Slater advocates for the rights of youth in Virginia. Valerie’s experience spans advocacy for justice system involved youth and youth with disabilities in community, residential and juvenile justice facilities throughout the Commonwealth. Valerie is dedicated to advocacy in its many forms to preserve and protect our most valuable resource, our youth. She brings to her work an unwavering commitment to strengthening youth and communities to lead the efforts to realize their visions for change.

Apply

Contact iCubed to ...