What is Black?

Part 1: Disciplining Our Children with Dr. Stacey Patton

Episode Summary

Dr. Stacey Patton (@DrStaceyPatton) is an adoptee, child abuse survivor, and former foster youth turned award-winning author, journalist and child advocate. As a nationally-recognized child advocate, Dr. Patton travels the country delivering keynotes and professional trainings focused on combating racial disparities in child abuse cases, criminal prosecutions for child abuse, foster care placements, the over prescribing of psychotropic medications to children of color in foster care, the school- and foster care-to-prison pipelines, corporal punishment in public schools, diversion and restorative justice programs. She works as an intermediary between social service and law enforcement agencies seeking to improve services to communities of color. During this episode, we talk with Dr. Patton about the historical roots of corporal punishment in the Black community and her work to advocate for alternative forms on discipline instead of the use of corporal punishment by parents.

Episode Notes

Dr. Stacey Patton (@DrStaceyPatton) is an adoptee, child abuse survivor, and former foster youth turned award-winning author, journalist and child advocate. As a nationally-recognized child advocate, Dr. Patton travels the country delivering keynotes and professional trainings focused on combating racial disparities in child abuse cases, criminal prosecutions for child abuse, foster care placements, the over prescribing of psychotropic medications to children of color in foster care, the school- and foster care-to-prison pipelines, corporal punishment in public schools, diversion and restorative justice programs. She works as an intermediary between social service and law enforcement agencies seeking to improve services to communities of color. During this episode, we talk with Dr. Patton about the historical roots of corporal punishment in the Black community and her work to advocate for alternative forms on discipline instead of the use of corporal punishment by parents.

To learn more about Dr. Patton and her work go to
http://sparethekids.com

Resources:
Article: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/news/Pages/AAP-Updates-Corporal-Punishment-Policy.aspx