A Conversation on Child Homelessness in Massachusetts

A Conversation on Child Homelessness in Massachusetts 

Co-sponsored by Lesley University and Horizons for Homeless Children

9am – 4:30pm, Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Lesley University, University Hall Amphitheater

You are cordially invited to participate in this important dialogue, designed to inaugurate Lesley University’s Child Homelessness Initiative, established in May of 2011 with support from the Schoen Family Foundation. The focus of this initiative is to call attention to the growing number of children and families in the Commonwealth without adequate shelter.

Each fall, the Child Homelessness Initiative will sponsor a national conversation on child homelessness and this year, the keynote speaker will be Dr. Jack P. Shonkoff, the Julius B. Richmond FAMIRI Professor of Child Health and Development at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard School of Education.


Agenda at a glance  

9am: Morning Plenary

Overview of Child Homelessness in Massachusetts  

Liz Rogers, Executive Director, Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness

Åsa Fanelli, President and CEO, Horizons for Homeless Children


10:15-11:15am: Morning Workshops

Federal Policy Priorities: Child and Family Homelessness

Immigration, Trauma, and Homelessness in Massachusetts

11:30am-12:30pm: Lunch (on your own)


12:45-1:50pm: Roundtable Discussion
The Child Homelessness Initiative at Lesley University


2:00-3:15pm: Afternoon Plenary
From Neurons to Neighborhoods: A Ten Year Retrospective by Dr. Jack Shonkoff


3:30-4:30pm: Afternoon Workshops

Interagency Collaboration and Expansion of Early Education and Care
Contracts in Support of Homeless Families in Massachusetts

Finding the Hope: The Horizons for Homeless Children
Community Children’s Center Model

No registration required. If you have any questions, please contact Chelsea Goldstein-Walsh at 617.553.5406.


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