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About Lauren Shallish, Ph.D.

Dr. Lauren Shallish teaches courses on critical disability studies, DisCrit, and inclusive K-16 education at The College of New Jersey (Trenton State).  She previously worked as Chief of Staff at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, in the Office of Special Education at DC Public Schools, and as a qualitative research assistant for the Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia University.  She and her husband Justin are foster parents in Mercer County and actively engaged in the local Division for Child Protection and Permanency. 

Show Highlights

  • Students who have had experience in foster care
  • Recentering the child first
  • Resource parents
  • Supporting students with online learning
  • Racial demographics of students with experience in foster care
  • The reunification of families and kinship
  • Cultural responsiveness in resource homes
  • Relationship building in resource homes
  • Funding available for schools

Connect with Lauren

[email protected]

Supporting students in Foster Care

Resources for Parents with Children in Foster Care 

Supports for Foster Families

Books about Foster Care

Children's books about Foster Care

Inquire about the Leading Equity Center’s “Annihilating Racial Injustice in Schools” training

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