Jeff Baker

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Guest Blogger

Mental Health Counselor

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Jeff Baker is a mental health counselor who specializes in trauma therapy for children and adolescents who have experienced school, community and domestic violence. Jeff also designs and evaluates culturally-relevant community interventions and prevention programs that target minority youth.

He holds a Master of Philosophy in Education in professional counseling with a certification in school counseling from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.

Currently, he attends Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, where he researches school-based mental health literacy programs and social-emotional curricula.

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Posted Nov. 22, 2016
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What ‘Moonlight’ Tells Us About LGBTQ Black Boys and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

While the new film “Moonlight” tells the riveting coming-of-age story of a young queer Black man, it also serves as…

By Jeff Baker

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Posted Apr. 24, 2017
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I Was Born in a Refugee Camp in Kenya and Now I’ll Be the First in My Family to Attend College

This post is part of a series of posts celebrating students who are making it to and through college with the support of the KIPP…

By Hawo Ibrahim

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Posted Apr. 18, 2017
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A Candid Convo With a Chicago Principal Who Says Black Boys Learn Best When Success Looks Like Them

Christopher Goins is the founding principal of Butler College Prep, a four-year-old charter high school on the far South Side of Chicago with a student…

By Marilyn Rhames

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Posted Apr. 28, 2017
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Netflix Series ‘13 Reasons Why’ Has Parents, Mental Health Experts and Educators Worried

The Netflix breakout show “13 Reasons Why” has been praised for its binge-worthy, dramatic storytelling. But mental health experts warn that its thrilling narrative devices…

By Erika Sanzi

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