Dana Griffin, associate professor in the School Counseling program, says she draws on her own experiences as she works to conduct research and perform service aimed at strengthening relationships between students, parents and teachers.
Griffin’s work is showcased in the latest episode of “Focus Carolina,” a series of profiles of Carolina researchers. The profiles, which include audio interview segments, air on local radio station WCHL and in UNC-Chapel Hill media.
Griffin says in the profile that she draws on her own experience growing up in rural West Virginia and being raised by a single mother when she works with students and families.
From the profile:
Dr. Griffin uses focus groups and communities to start building the necessary relationships with parents and teachers.
“If parents do not feel that teachers have their child’s best interest in mind and if teachers do not feel that parents support them, there’s a huge conflict and there’s this barrier that’s not going to be crossed.”