Maile is director of advocacy for Lives in the Balance. She is a licensed independent clinical social worker with more than 20 years experience supporting young people with emotional and behavioral challenges in a variety of school settings. She is also certified as a provider and trainer in the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions model.
For generations, Louisiana has refused to end the barbaric practice of hitting kids in schools. That refusal leads to more than 2,600 children being hit every year as a school disciplinary practice. This year, it felt like the tide might finally turn. A bill to ban the practice was introduced by Rep. Stephanie Hilferty for […]