What Kids Bring to School: How educators can address poverty, domestic violence, and other challenges affecting their students

Featuring Marsha Kline Pruett, Maconda Brown O'Connor Chair and Director of the Clinical Research Institute, Smith College School for Social Work. Her current focus examines family dynamics and development with a specialization of healthy child and family developments during life changes. Pruett is known nationally for the development, implementation and evaluation of preventive interventions in schools and courts.


March 14, 2017 - 4:00 pm


March 14, 2017 - 6:00 pm


175 Knight Law Center   View map

Marsha Kline Pruett


A panel discussion about how schools, teachers, and parents can effectively address the challenges in family and community life that kids bring with them to school.

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  • Marsha Kline Pruett, Smith College School for Social Work
  • Alicia Hays, Director, Lane County Department of Health and Human Services
  • Elizabeth Stormshak, Director of the UO Prevention Science Institute and Knight Professor of Counseling Psychology and Human Services in the College of Education
  • Carmen Urbina, Codirector, Oregon Center for Educational Equity

Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center. Cosponsored by Stand for Children, Community Alliance for Public Education, LULAC of Lane County, Centro Latino Americano, Eugene/Springfield NAACP, and Community Alliance of Lane County.