Like Any Other Kid Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion

March 5, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm | Flaherty Community Room, 204 Basile Hall

Award winning documentary, Like Any Other Kid, provides a rare glimpse into the inner workings of one of the most promising developments in juvenile justice reform: the use of non-punitive, therapeutic programs to change behavior and help youth re-enter their communities. Following the intimate relationships between incarcerated youth and staff in three unique facilities across the country, the film shows how these programs work. Seating is limited, so please arrive early! 


  • Dawn Schott, Director of Linn Co. Juvenile Detention & Diversion Services 
  • April Dirks, PhD, LISW, Professor of Social Work, Mount Mercy University 
  • Brian Cristofferson, Education Liaison for Four Oaks Youth and Family Services 
  • Sarah Nelson-Miller, Operations Director for Foundation 2 Youth Shelter & Crisis Services

This event is approved through Iowa NASW for 2.5 social work CEUs. CEU check-in begins at 5 PM. CEUs are $5.

Part of the Building a Trauma Informed Community Series. Sponsored by MMU's social work program and the Trauma Informed Care Project of Iowa.


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