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January 16: Trauma-Informed Care for Displaced Populations

As awareness of the prevalence and impact of trauma in the lives of vulnerable families grows, human service organizations are increasingly providing trauma-informed care to support resilience and recovery. Through the Healing Hearts Promoting Heath project and support form the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, The National Center on Family Homelessness recently developed a toolkit focused on trauma-informed care for displaced populations. This toolkit is one of three adapted for various populations, including homeless services and women Veterans and their children. Each toolkit includes an organizational self-assessment for evaluating current practices and adapting services and programs to respond tot the needs of people affected by trauma. Learn more.


November 13: Commemorating National Homeless Awareness Month

The National Center on Family Homelessness and First Focus are hosting a briefing in conjunction with The Congressional Caucus on Homelessness and Senator Patty Murray to commemorate National Homelessness Awareness Month. Speakers will share the latest policy and research on child, youth, and family homelessness and housing. The briefing will be held from 11 AM - 12 PM at the Rayburn Housing Office Building, Room 2325. Learn more and RSVP today.

November 6: 2013 Dawn John Moses Memorial Lecture

The National Center on Family Homelessness invites you to a special night in memory of our colleague and friend Dawn Moses. The First Annual Dawn Jahn Moses Memorial Lecture will bring Jennifer Ho, Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to Arlington, MA, to share her insights about the latest developments in the federal responses to homelessness. Dawn Moses dedicated her professional life to ending homelessness for children and families in America. We are proud to launch this lecture series in her honor. Light refreshments will be served following the event. RSVP preferred to Jennifer.Teti@familyhomelessness.org.

November 2: NAEHCY 2013 Conference

The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth Annual Conference will be held on November 2-5 in Atlanta, GA. The National Center invites you to attend two conferences sessions by our staff: Dr. Maureen Hayes will present The Services & Housing Interventions for Families in Transition (SHIFT) Study: Longitudinal Outcomes and Residential Stability for Homeless Families and Kathleen Guarino, LMHC, will present Trauma-Informed Schools: Meeting the Needs of Our Most Vulnerable Children. Learn more.

September 26: SHIFT Presentation in Philadelphia

Join The National Center's Dr. Maureen Hayes and People's Emergency Center for "The Service and Housing Interventions for Families in Transition (SHIFT) Longitudinal Study" presentation in Philadelphia, PA. Learn more and register today.

July 25: Skills-Based Training in Evidence-Based Practices

Looking for skills-based training, but don't have the time to travel? Check out t3's (think. teach. transform.) fall online course offerings on Motivational Interviewing and Critical Time Intervention. t3's online learning is interactive, experiential, and fun. Engage in learning through a blend of live interactive webcasts, written materials, exercises, practice opportunities, and instructor feedback. Learn more about training dates and registration information.