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 panelā€™s topic was ā€œDisparity in Juvenile Justice and Community Based Approaches.ā€ 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 ā€œDiversity and Inclusion: Cultural Competence.ā€ 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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