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Schools across North America are increasingly implementing policies and practices to reduce suspensions and expulsions.

Trauma and adversity can have a significant negative impact on student outcomes.

Andrea Joseph

Andrea Joseph-McCatty, assistant professor of social work, joined Jane Sanders of Western University and Michael Massey of Catholic University of America to share their research on how disproportionate exposure to adversity may contribute to students experiencing school discipline. Read more about their findings at The Conversation.

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