9:00 – 9:20 Welcome
David R. Harris
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
9:20 – 9:30 Overview of the Day
Vice President for Technical Assistance, Policy Research Associates, Inc.
9: 30 – 10:30 Presentation of the Background Paper
Head, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Policy and Services Research Lab,
Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
Professor of Human and Organizational Development
Peabody College, Vanderbilt University
John C. Buckner
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry
Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School
10:45 – 11:30 Stakeholder Panel
Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Office of Child Development, University of Minnesota
President/CEO, Beyond Shelter
Student, Queens College/CUNY
Director of Research, National Center on Family Homelessness
Homeless Education Liaison, Homeless Education Office
Prince George's County (Maryland) Public Schools
Family Services Coordinator, New York City
Executive Director, National Alliance to End Homelessness
11:30 – 12:00 Summary of the Morning’s Themes
Vice President, Westat
12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH
1:00 – 1:30 DISCUSSION: Data/Information
Dennis Culhane, Facilitator
Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice
-- How can mainstream programs collect and report on housing status?
1:30 - 1:45 DISCUSSION: Definitions
Judith Samuels, Facilitator
-- What is the impact of varying definitions of homelessness?
1:45 – 2:30 DISCUSSION: Education
Barbara Duffield, Facilitator
Policy Director, National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
-- What are schools doing effectively? What could be done better?
-- Are there models that could be replicated?
-- Are schools the best or only place to address homeless among children?
2:45 – 3:30 DISCUSSION: Prevention
Marybeth Shinn, Facilitator
-- How can mainstream programs be targeted and coordinated to prevent and end homelessness among at-risk families?
-- What are the gaps in mainstream programs for homeless children?
3:30 - 4:15 DISCUSSION: Research
John Buckner, Facilitator
-- How can homelessness become part of a broader national research agenda on poverty and other traumatic events in the lives of children?
-- What do we want to know about the effectiveness of housing and services for homeless children?
4:15 – 4:30 Next Steps