Roundtable on Homeless Children - Discussion Synthesis. Appendix B: Roundtable Agenda


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
                                    Deborah Dennis
                                        Vice President for Technical Assistance, Policy Research Associates, Inc. 

9: 30 – 10:30                Presentation of the Background Paper
                                    Judith Samuels
                                        Head, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Policy and Services Research Lab,
                                            Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research

                                    Marybeth Shinn
                                    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
                                    Ann Masten
                                        Distinguished McKnight University Professor
                                        Office of Child Development, University of Minnesota 

                                    Tanya Tull
                                        President/CEO, Beyond Shelter 

                                    Aruna Sukhu
                                        Student, Queens College/CUNY 

                                    Wendy Vaulton
                                        Director of Research, National Center on Family Homelessness

                                    Denise Ross
                                        Homeless Education Liaison, Homeless Education Office
                                        Prince George's County (Maryland) Public Schools 

                                    Maryanne Schretzman
                                        Family Services Coordinator, New York City 

                                    Nan Roman
                                        Executive Director, National Alliance to End Homelessness

11:30 – 12:00              Summary of the Morning’s Themes
                                    Debra Rog
                                        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

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