Most Saturday mornings, from his apartment in Jackson, Mississippi, pediatric neurologist Tarif Bakdash sits down at his computer for a remote conference with faculty at Syria’s Free Aleppo University Medical School. His counterparts are in hidden locations around liberated Syria, often literally underground. The class sometimes needs to be canceled because of a bombing.
On April 2, thousands of landmarks, homes and businesses in more than 150 countries were lit up blue marking the start of World Autism Month to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism. In solidarity, Johns Hopkins lit up Gilman Hall.
Laurie deBettencourt, the faculty lead of special education programs at the Johns Hopkins School of Education, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award to Budapest, Hungary.
Rachel Noble was a caregiver not long after learning how to read.
“From the age of about 5, I cooked the food, I went to the grocery store, I did the laundry,” she said, describing a weekend ritual she performed well into her teens for her grandmother. “No one asked me to do it. I just wanted to do it. I just wanted to help.”
Multicultural competency rests on an intuitive recognition that cultural competence is not a mastery of a specific set of culturally appropriate skills, but an openness to understanding the experience of another who is culturally different, said Aparna Ramaswamy in a recent presentation on Cultivating Multicultural Counseling Competence.
Recently the Civil Rights Data Collection published a finding of great significance for our profession: “Over 1.6 million students attend a public school that has an on-site law enforcement officer, but no school counselor.”