Dr. Bell-Tolliver serves as panelist and presenter

Dr. LaVerne Bell-Tolliver, assistant professor, was recently a panelist at the Youth Diversion Seminar held on September 4, 2009 in Helena, Arkansas. The panel’s topic was “Disparity in Juvenile Justice and Community Based Approaches.” The attendees are in the beginning stages of developing a viable youth diversion program for Phillips County.

Dr. Bell-Tolliver was also a presenter on September 10, 2009, at the 2009 Arkansas Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, presented by the MIDSOUTH UALR School of Social Work. Her topic was “Diversity and Inclusion: Cultural Competence.” The primary focus was on the need to consider of cultural factors that affect the diverse population of children within the Arkansas foster care system.

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