Presentation Title

Silent No More!: Building Bridges of Understanding through Courageous Conversations

Primary Presenter Brief Bio

Dina Walker-DeVose is an assistant professor in the area of Child and Family Development and a Faculty Fellow at Georgia Southern University. Dr. Walker DeVose has both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Child Development, an additional master’s degree in Educational Technology and a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction. With over fifteen years of experience in higher education, Dr. Walker-DeVose utilizes a variety of teaching pedagogy to help students think critically about the social and cultural context of children and families. Walker-DeVose finds service learning to be a valuable tool to support student’s social, emotional, cognitive, and professional growth. In her personal life, she enjoys cooking,
photography, and spending time with her husband and children.

Second Presenter Brief Bio

April M. Schueths, PhD, LCSW is associate professor at Georgia Southern University. She received a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Master's of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Within the broad area of social inequality her research focuses on the intersection of race with family, education, and health. Much of her work focuses on couples and families where she explores the contrast between public perceptions and private realities. She is coeditor of Living Together, Living Apart: Mixed-Status Families and US Immigration Policy (2015). She has peer-reviewed articles published in Children and Youth Services Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Latino Studies, Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, Race, Education, and Inequality, Journal of Social Issues,International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Sociological Spectrum, Teaching in Higher Education, and American Sociologist.

April is also a Licensed Psychotherapist (LCSW) with extensive clinical experience working with adolescents, and adults dealing with depression, anxiety, and traumatic stress. She also has a private therapy practice in Statesboro, Georgia. Click here or go to the Mental Health Therapy Services tab, if you'd like to schedule an appointment with April.

Type of Presentation

Regular Session

Location

Room 1915

Topic Category

Strand 6: Leadership & Professionalism

Targeted Age Group

Adult Learners

Targeted Audience

College Faculty/Trainers/TA, After-School Providers, Directors/Administrators

Brief Session Description

A moderator and discussant will lead this panel where individuals representing various marginalized groups will share current and past experiences in an effort to build bridges of cultural and experiential understanding. As it’s primary focus, this panel will explore ways in which teachers can critically reflect on their current teaching practices in an effort to fully support the development and emotional safety of all children

Full Session Description

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Start Date

28-1-2017 8:45 AM

End Date

28-1-2017 10:45 AM

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Silent No More!: Building Bridges of Understanding through Courageous Conversations

Room 1915

A moderator and discussant will lead this panel where individuals representing various marginalized groups will share current and past experiences in an effort to build bridges of cultural and experiential understanding. As it’s primary focus, this panel will explore ways in which teachers can critically reflect on their current teaching practices in an effort to fully support the development and emotional safety of all children