Check out our preview when our guest Dr. Jamilla Butler Stafford a Certified School Psychologist, Licensed Psychologist, PsyD explained, "the importance of the need for schools to be equipped to understand how mental health issues & trauma impact children...as well as she explained the significance for schools to work from a trauma-informed lens. Hear her beliefs about students getting suspended from school. Also, she discussed how restorative practices can be one method schools can begin to look differently at children's misbehaviors."
Full Episode scheduled to be released Friday, November 27, 2020.
Dr. Jamilla Butler Stafford’s bio in her own words, “Currently, I work as a school psychologist in a middle school in New Jersey. In my role, I support special education students by developing and overseeing the implementation of individualized educational programs. I have been working as a school psychologist since 2006 except for a brief hiatus when I attended Palmer Theological Seminary from 2012 to 2015. I earned a master’s in theological studies and also met my now husband Bryan. We married in 2014 and have a three year old daughter. My favorite aspect about the work I do is engaging with children and supporting them. I always knew even as a kid that I needed to work with kids. I also knew I would only feel fulfilled in a career where I help people. In addition to working with my students, I enjoy when I can help a parent navigate the educational system and support them as they support their child in school.”