Center on Race and Social Problems: Just Discipline and the School to Prison Pipeline in Greater Pittsburgh

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Center on Race and Social Problems: Just Discipline and the School to Prison Pipeline in Greater Pittsburgh

December 6, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Next Tuesday December 6, 2016 at noon, please join us at CRSP for the final speaker in the Fall Speaker Series. Assistant Professor James Huguley will present “Just Discipline and the School to Prison Pipeline in Greater Pittsburgh: Local Challenges and Promising Solutions.” A Q&A will follow the lecture.

Dr. Huguley’s research examines how contextually and culturally informed parenting practices promote the positive developmental outcomes of African American adolescents, and how school-based psychosocial interventions can promote optimal academic, behavioral, and mental health outcomes for students and families in high-need communities.

“Nationally we are moving toward discipline practices that are more restorative, and away from practices that are strictly punitive. We’re hoping to assist local schools to bring those best practices to our region in manageable ways”
Listen further to his recent talk, Race and Parenting: How Can We Raise Children Who Understand and Actively Promote Justice for All.”

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James Huguley
Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work
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Dr. James P. Huguley is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work and Center on Race and Social Problems. Dr. Huguley is the Principal Investigator for the Just Discipline Project, which investigates racially equitable approaches to school climate and discipline. He is also Co-Principal Investigator on two other large-scale initiatives: The African American Parenting project, which examines the benefits of ethnocentric parenting practices on African American youth outcomes; and Pitt-Assisted Communities and Schools (PACS), which explores best practices in holistic university supports for high need schools and communities. Dr. Huguley is both a former youth program director and middle school teacher. He received his bachelors in English and Secondary Education from Providence College, and both his masters in Risk and Prevention and doctorate in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University.