2017 Plenary Sessions

The Parent-to-Prison Pipeline: The Link Between Corporal Punishment and Racial Disparities in Criminal Justice
Stacey Patton, PhD
Stacey Patton, PhD (@DrStaceyPatton) is an assistant professor of multimedia journalism at Morgan State University and the author of the forthcoming Spare the Kids: Why Whupping Children Won’t Save Black America (www.sparethekids.com).  


From Cultural Competence to Social Justice
Lisa Fontes, PhD
Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD,  teaches at the University Without Walls at the University of Massachusetts.  She is the author of the new book, Invisible Chains: Overcoming Coercive Control in Your Intimate Relationship, as well as Interviewing Clients Across Cultures: A Practitioner’s Guide and Child Abuse and Culture: Working with Diverse Families. http://lisafontes.com/main/