Dr. Henfield will be presenting at the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Conference on July 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. ASCA is the flagship organization of the school counseling profession and supports their efforts to help students focus on academic, career and social/emotional development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society. The title of the presentation is "Pursuing a Ph.D. as a School Counselor of Color."
Dr. Henfield has been invited to become a founding member of the Center for Postsecondary Readiness and Success (CPRS) Advisory Board. Housed at American University in Washington D.C., CPRS will be charged with disseminating new knowledge and discovery of college and career readiness and persistence models, while simultaneously connecting this new knowledge to K-12 and higher education policy formation.
Dr. Henfield will be delivering and chairing two presentations at the American Education Research Association (AERA) National Conference (AERA) April 2018 in New York City. AERA is considered to be the top education research organization in the world. The organization was founded in 1916, and is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research result. Here is a list of the presentations:
1. Symposium Title: School, Community, Family Partnerships in Support of Black Success
Fighting Without Fear: Critical Race Praxis as Struggle and Resistance for Self-Determination
Beyond the Dream: Social Justice Strategies and Curriculum for Youth Development Programs
Soul Rebels: The Power of Radical Healing in Community Change
Black to the Future
African American 9th Graders' Use of School Counseling Services
Chair & Discussant:Malik S. Henfield, University of San Francisco
2. Symposium Title: Expanding Opportunity for All Students
School counselors’ impact on schools’ academic outcomes: Staffing, use of time and perceptions
Experiences and Challenges of School Counselors and Local Liaisons Supporting the College Readiness of Students Experiencing Homelessness
The Role of a Pre-College Career Group Counseling on the Socio-Emotional Development of Low Income High School Students
School Counselor Leadership Professional Development: Examining the Impact on Increasing Educational Opportunities for all Students
Exploring the Impact of the California Colleges Guidance Initiative
Dr. Henfield presented at the R.A.C.E Mentoring Conference at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He presented on the topic of grantwriting, as well as balancing parenting and life as a scholar in the academy. He also received a special recognition award from the R.A.C.E. Mentoring Advisory Board. Started in 2013, R.A.C.E. (Research, Advocacy, Collaboration, Empowerment) Mentoring is an initiative and program co-founded by Drs. Donna Y. Ford,Michelle Trotman Scott and Malik S. Henfield. The goal of this virtual group is to provide mentoring to faculty and doctoral/graduate students of color, increase the representation of faculty of color on campuses and within the tenure pool, and to promote collaboration among academics in all educational settings (P-12, higher education) and at all types of colleges and universities (e.g., HBCU and PWI, private and public, online). This was the group's first annual conference.
Dr. Henfield will be co-presenting at the Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (ACES) biennial conference with Ms. Sheryl Davis, Executive Director of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. The session is entitled, Community Trauma and Police Interactions: Youth Facilitated Discussions to Support Dialogue, and will focus on a community partnership program in San Francisco. There were four primary aims of the program. The first was to provide additional learning opportunities for youth during the summer. Second, to provide a training opportunity for youth that would provide them with skills needed in the 21st century workforce. An additional aim was to build bridges between communities and law enforcement that could support violence prevention efforts and work towards improving community and police relationships. A final aim was to recruit and encourage young underrepresented and disconnected youth to pursue careers in law enforcement and public safety. The presentation will be on Saturday, October 7 in Chicago, IL.