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Elizabeth Harris, PhD

Level: ALL

Credits: 1 CE  (after successful completion of webinar quiz)

Cost: OPA Member: $25 | Nonmember:$40 | Student: $10


The preschool to prison pipeline refers to the policies and practices that push at risk children, out of classrooms and into the criminal justice system. Typically the children who are most at risk for the preschool to prison pipeline are unable to demonstrate social/emotional skills related to inhibition, frustration tolerance, and emotional regulation. They develop a skill set which may manifest “downstream” as challenging behaviors. These children experience continued misidentification that lead to suspension and expulsion and are criminalized for this behavior. These children are left with poor skills relating to independence attainment eventually break rules and laws due to ineptitude.


Learning Objectives - Participants of this webinar will:

  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the Preschool to Prison Pipeline and how it impacts the lives of minority populations.
  • Be able to identify how rate of suspension of expulsion predicts the incidence of juvenile delinquency
  • Be able to influence and impact Ohio legislation regarding truancy and school disruption.
  • Be able to assess policies regarding private prison funding and quotas and its relationship to the Preschool to Prison Pipeline
  • Be able to establish efforts to implement interventions to assist struggling students

About the Presenter:

Elizabeth Harris, PhD
is a postdoctoral psychology fellow in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals/UH Rainbow Babies and Children. Her special interests include sociocultural and systemic stressors, ADHD, co-morbid anxiety disorders, disruptive behavior disorders and parentchild relationships. Relevant Experience and training: She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Toledo, a master’s in psychology and a doctorate in counseling psychology from Walden University. She completed her psychology training at Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare, University Hospitals Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and in a Cleveland Westsidebased private practice.

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