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Video Released of Six-Year-Old Girl Being Arrested


Warning: the content of this video is potentially upsetting. We are sharing it with the intent to empower determination as we advocate for change, protecting the most vulnerable in our society from injustice.

The funneling of students out of school and into the streets and the juvenile correction system perpetuates is a cycle known as the “school-to-prison pipeline.”

According to the American Bar Association (ABA), far too many students that eventually become incarcerated start this journey with a referral from the classroom to the courtroom.

Not only do parents and educators need training in the science and the practical applications of positive discipline, but our police officers do as well.

There is no reason for a six-year-old child to be put in handcuffs and hauled off to prison for fingerprinting and mugshots for acting out in school.

This is only one component of the school-to-prison pipeline in our education system.

Read more on the school-to-prison pipeline and a bill to diminish willful defiance suspensions. 


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Ashley Patek is an occupational therapist, certified lifestyle/parenting coach, and mama to four children; two boys and two daughters born to Heaven. She believes that parenting starts with us as parents and focuses on the whole-parent, whole-child, and whole-family dynamics.

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