Toward Understanding Homelessness: The 2007 National Symposium on Homelessness Research. Appendix A: Symposium Agenda

09/01/2007

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
and
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

National Symposium on Homelessness Research
[was held at:]
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
March 1-2, 2007

 

Thursday, March 1

8:00 - 8:30        Registration
8:30 – 9:10 Welcome
  Introductions:  Paul Koegel, Rand, Santa Monica, CA

Speakers:

  • Jerry Regier, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
  • Darlene Williams, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC
  • Philip Mangano, Executive Director, United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, Washington, DC
9:10 – 10:15 Accountability, Cost Effectiveness and Program Performance: Progress Since 1998
  Moderator:  Paul Dornan, Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC

Paper Presenter:  Dennis Culhane, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Discussants:

  • Barbara Ritter, Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness, Lansing, MI
  • Martha Burt, The Urban Institute, Washington, DC
10:15 – 10:45 BREAK
10:45 – 12:30 Paper Presentations
  Moderator:  Anne Fletcher, Office of the Secretary, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
  • Historic and Contextual Influences on the U.S. Response to Contemporary Homelessness — Presented by:  Walter Leginski, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Consumer Integration and Self Determination in Homelessness Research, Policy, Planning, and Services — Presented by:  Susan Barrow, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY
  • Homeless Families and Children – Presented by:  Debra Rog, Westat, Rockville, MD
  • Rural Homelessness – Presented by: Marjorie Robertson, Alcohol Research Group, Oakland, CA    
12:30 – 1:30 LUNCH (on your own)
 1:30 – 2:45 Concurrent Discussion Sessions
  Session #1:  Historic and Contextual Influences on the U.S. Response to Contemporary Homelessness

Moderator:  Fran Randolph, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD

Discussants:

  • Rosanne Haggerty, Common Ground, New York, NY
  • Bill Breakey, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Fred Karnas, Fannie Mae Foundation, Washington, DC

Session #2: Consumer Integration and Self Determination in Homelessness Research, Policy, Planning, and Services

Moderator:  Lawrence Rickards, Homeless Programs Branch, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD

Discussants:

  • Michael Rowe, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • Meredith Deming, Bradenton County Coalition on Homelessness, Bradenton, FL
  • Judith Klain, Project Homeless Connect, Community Programs, Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA

Session #3:  Homeless Families and Children

Moderator:  Marsha Werner, Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and Families, Washington, DC

Discussants:

  • Beth Shinn, New York University, New York, NY
  • Karen Olson, Family Promise, Summit, NJ
  • Tanya Tull, Beyond Shelter, Inc., Los Angeles, CA

Session #4: Rural Homelessness

Moderator:  Pamela Fischer, Homeless Programs Branch, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD

Discussants:

  • Greg Owen, Wilder Research, St. Paul, MN
  • Sherrie Downing, Montana Council on Homelessness, Helena, MT
  • Gerry Roll, Hazard-Perry County Community Ministries, Hazard, KY
2:45 – 3:15 BREAK
3:15 – 3:45 Emerging Researcher Paper Presentation: Characteristics of Help-Seeking Street Youth and Non-Street Youth
  Introductions:  Charlene LeFauve, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD

Paper presenter:  Alma Molino, Rosalind Franklin University, North Chicago, IL

3:45 – 4:55 Characteristics and Interventions for People who Experience Long-Term Homelessness
  Moderator:  Mary Ellen Hombs, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, Washington, DC

Paper presenters:

  • Carol Caton, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Carol Wilkins, Corporation for Supportive Housing, Oakland, CA

Discussants:

  • Paul Koegel, Rand, Santa Monica, CA
  • Katie Kitchin, City of Norfolk, Norfolk, VA
 4:55 – 5:00 Day One Wrap-Up
              Paul Koegel

Friday, March 2

8:30 – 10:15 Paper Presentations
  Moderator:  Marge Martin, Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC
  • Housing Models – Presented by: Gretchen Locke, Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA
  • Employment and Supports for Homeless People – Presented by: John Rio, Advocates for Human Potential, White Plains, NY
  • Incarceration and Homelessness – Presented by: Stephen Metraux, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
  • Homeless Youth in the United States: Recent Research Findings and Intervention Approaches Presented by:  Paul Toro, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
10:15 – 10:45 BREAK
10:45 – 12:00 Concurrent Discussion Sessions
  Session #1: Housing Models

Moderator:  Julie Hovden, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC

Discussants:

  • Sandra Newman, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Richard Harris, Central City Concern, Portland, OR
  • Michael DeVos, Michigan Housing Development Authority, Lansing, MI

Session #2: Employment and Income Supports for Homeless People

      Moderator:  Ruth Samardick, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC

Discussants:

  • Norm Hursh, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Dan Buck, St. Patrick Center, St. Louis, MO
  • Steve Nelson, Pima County Jackson Employment Center, Tuscon, AZ

Session #3: Incarceration and Homelessness

Moderator:  Denise Juliano-Bult, National Institute of Mental Health, Rockville, MD

Discussants:

  • Hank Steadman, Policy Research Associates, Delmar, NY
  • Cynthia Belon, Homeless Program, Contra Costa County Health Services, Martinez, CA
  • Martin Horn, New York City Corrections and Probation, New York, NY

Session #4:  Homeless Youth in the United States: Recent Research Findings and Intervention Approaches

Moderator:  Stan Chappell, Family and Youth Services Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, Washington, DC

Discussants:

  • Norweeta Milburn, University of California at Los Angeles, Pasadena, CA
  • Ann Masten, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
  • Judith Dobbins, Covenant House Washington, Washington, DC
12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH (on your own)
1:00 – 2:20 Changing Homeless and Mainstream Service Systems: Essential Approaches to Ending Homelessness
  Moderator:  Lynnette Araki, Office of Planning and Evaluation, Health Resources and Services Administration

Paper Presenter:  Martha Burt, The Urban Institute, Washington, DC

Discussants:

  • Martha Are, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Raleigh, NC
  • Martha Fleetwood, HomeBase, San Francisco, CA
2:20 – 2:35 BREAK
2:35 – 4:00 Closing Reflections: Where Do We Go From Here?
  Moderator:  Paul Koegel, Rand, Santa Monica, CA

Discussants:

  • Janice Elliot, Corporation for Supportive Housing, New Haven, CT
  • Laura Kadwell, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, St. Paul, MN
  • Sue Marshall, Community Partnership, Washington, DC
  • Paige Perry, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
  • Nan Roman, National Alliance to End Homelessness, Washington, DC
  • Jim Wright, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
4:00 – 4:15 Closing Remarks & Adjourn
 
  • Paul Dornan, Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC
  • Anne Fletcher, Office of the Secretary, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC

 


The National Symposium on Homelessness Research

Is Co-Sponsored By:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Office of Policy, Development, and Research (PDR)

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

 

Special thanks go to:

The staff of Abt Associates Inc. and Policy Research Associates Inc., who coordinated the
Symposium; the paper authors and discussants who gave generously of their time and expertise;
and Federal agency staff who reviewed and commented on earlier drafts of the papers.

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