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2014 Conference Archive

Thank you for another amazing year. We have received amazing feedback about the Beyond Housing 2014 conference that we will be incorporating into Beyond Housing 2016.

Below you can download electronic copies of PowerPoint presentations and handouts that were presented during the breakout sessions. You can also view videos of Keynote speeches and other videos that were shown during the conference.

Please note: in some cases, session speakers did not have presentations or handouts, or we do not have permission to post them here. For these reasons, we have also included a contact sheet of all the presenters for future follow up.

Stay tuned for updates about Beyond Housing 2016.

For the full list of presenter contact information, please click on the link below to download:
Beyond Housing 2014 Presenter Contact


Listen to the full keynote speeches by Ralph da Costa Nunez, President and CEO, Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness and Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq., Managing Partner, Law Offices of Nikki Johnson-Huston, by clicking the links below:

Keynote speech by Ralph da Costa Nunez
Keynote speech by Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

The video about rapid rehousing, shown in conjunction with Ralph da Costa Nunez's keynote speech, can be viewed here.

Craig Blankenhorn, an internationally published photographer whose clients include HBO, Warner Bros., and CBS, showcased photographs documenting the growing crisis of child and family homelessness in America. View a video of his work and discussions with the families he photographed here.

View some of the Beyond Housing 2014 photos below:


Session Presentations:

Workforce Development for Homeless Families: Using a Partnership Model to Achieve Secure Employment and Housing

Workforce Development for Homeless Families
Presented by: Tatjana Meschede, Research Director, Institute on Assets and Social Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University
Sara Chaganti, Senior Graduate Research Assistant, Institute on Assets and Social Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University 

An Innovative Partnership Between Housing and Public Schools

Tacoma Housing Education Project & McCarver
Presented by: Michael Power, Manager of Educational Programs, Tacoma Housing Authority 

Family Homelessness: A Framework for Prevention and Early Intervention

Family Homelessness Framework
Presented by: Amanda Noble, Manager of Research, Raising the Roof 

After-school Programs for Children Experiencing Homelessness

After-school Programs for Homeless Children
Risk Associated with Homelessness
Presented by: Claire M. Seryak, Social Worker, University of Illinois-Chicago

Using Data and Evidence to Strengthen Programs for Homeless Youth at Good Shepherd Services

Using Data and Evidence to Strengthen Programs for Homeless Youth at Good Shepherd Services
Presented by: Miranda Yates, Director of Program Evaluation and Planning, Good Shepherd Services
Elizabeth Garcia, Program Director, Chelsea Foyer, Edwin Gould, and Street Outreach, Good Shepherd Services
Adrian Rodriguez, Program Manager, Good Shepherd Services
Whitney Welshimer, Program Analyst, Good Shepherd Services

Changing Lives, Families, and Communities through Education

Family Scholar House – Changing Lives, Families and Communities Through Education
"Participants Speak" video
"Building Futures" video
Presented by: Cathe Dykstra, Chief Possibility Officer, President and CEO, Family Scholar House, Inc.
Jacob Brown, Principal, Marian Development Group, LLC
Jenny Sawyer, Executive Director of Admissions, University of Louisville

Safe in the Stacks: Community Spaces for Serving Homeless LGBTQ Youth

Safe in the Stacks
Presented by: Jama Shelton, PhD, Forty to None Project Director, True Colors Fund
Julie Ann Winklestein, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Vikki Terrile, Outreach and Youth Adult Services Coordinator, Queens Borough Public Library

The Poverty Experience: A Collaborative Training Effort in Pinellas County

The Poverty Experience Presentation
The Poverty Experience - Handout
Presented by: Shelba Waldron, Senior Program Consultant, Juvenile Welfare Board

Strategies for a Comprehensive Integrated Model for Decreasing Family Homelessness and Poverty

Strategies for a Comprehensive Integrated Model
Presented by: Karen Matson, Director of Social Services, Housing Hope

Supporting Families Experiencing Homelessness

Staci Perlman – Parenting in the Context of Homelessness
Mary Haskett – Parenting Interventions in Shelter Settings: A Review of the Literature
Beryl Cowan – Children’s Mental Health in the Context of Homelessness
Leigh Wilson – Addressing the Needs of African American Male Youth in Family Homeless Residences
Matthew Adams – What Federal Policies Have Positive and Negative Impacts on Homeless Families?
Presented by:
Staci Perlman, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Delaware
Mary E. Haskett, PhD, Professor of Psychology, North Carolina State University
Beryl A. Cowan, JD, PhD, Clinical and Community Psychologist and Attorney
Leigh Wilson, MSW, Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow, People's Emergency Center
Matthew Adams, Principal Policy Analyst, Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness

Building State Capacity to Address Youth Homelessness

Shahera Hyatt – Building State Capacity to Address Youth Homelessness
Shahera Hyatt – More than a Roof report
Lisa Stand – State Policy Tips & Tricks
Presented by: Shahera Hyatt, Director, California Homeless Youth Project, California Research Bureau
Lisa Stand, Senior Analyst, National Alliance to End Homelessness

Approaches in Creative Assessment

CAP Menu
Creative Arts Team Overview
Presented by: Gwendolen Hardwick, Artistic and Education Director, City University of New York-Creative Arts Team (CUNY-CAT)
Keith Johnston, Program Director, City University of New York-Creative Arts Team (CUNY-CAT)

System-Wide Training Curriculum for Staff Working with Families Experiencing Homelessness

Promising Practices for Agencies Serving Homeless Students
Children’s Work Group – System-wide Training Curriculum for Staff
Presented by: Roberta Cancellier, Deputy Director, City of Philadelphia – Office of Supportive Housing
Anne Marie Collins, Executive Director, Holy Redeemer Health System – Drueding Center

Framework for Community Schools and Social Return on Investment Analyses

Did You Know? – Quiz
Framework for Community Schools & Social Return on Investment
Tips for Supporting Students who are Homeless
Presented by: Janice Chu-Zhu, Senior Director of National Capacity Building, The Children’s Aid Society
Jeannette Then, Community School Director, The Children’s Aid Society at PS 50

Can You Hear Me Now? Influence as a Tool to Hear Your Call

Can You Hear Me Now? Influencing Policymakers to Hear Your Call for Increased Support
Presented by: Suzanne Smith, Founder and Managing Director, Social Impact Architects

Lightening Rounds:
Literacy Success for All: Out-of-School Time Program for Children Experiencing Homelessness

Community Partners & Funding List (SLP)
Community Partners & Funding List (Blank)
Literacy Success for All – Handout
Presented by: Lila Anna Sauls, CEO, Trinity Housing Corp/St. Lawrence Place
Rebecca Smith-Hill, Director of Grants and Special Projects, St. Lawrence Place

Fundamental Strategies for Homeless School-age Youth

Ages & Stages Handout – For Kids 5-13
Ten Principles of Trauma Informed Practice
Presented by: Faye Askew-King, Associate Director, SOS Community Services
Caroline Kennedy, Children’s Services Coordinator, SOS Community Services

Does Prevention Work: Evaluation of the NYC HomeBase Program

Does Prevention Work: Evaluation of the NYC Homebase Program
Presented by: Zhifen Cheng, Research Director, New York City Department of Homeless Services
Sara Zuiderveen, Assistant Commissioner, Prevention Services, New York City Department of Homeless Services

Breaking the Cycle of Adversity and Toxic Stress in Early Childhood: How Can We Protect and Support Young Children?

Young Children Experiencing Homelessness, Adversity, and Trauma: An Integrated Look at Improving Outcomes and Services
Presented by: Joan Eichner, Children’s Policy Director, University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development

Using Mindfulness Practices with Homeless Children and Families

Using Mindfulness Practices with Homeless Children and Families
Presented by: Nancy Lynch Gibson, Assistant Program Director, Marian House

A Place of My Own: From Communal Shelter to Scattered Sites for Families

Scattered Site Approach To Emergency Shelter Services for Families
Presented by: Laurie Mazerbo, New Beginnings Program Director, Our Family Services
Patti Caldwell, Executive Director, Our Family Services

Mobility Mentoring: An Innovative Model for Disrupting the Poverty Cycle

Mobility Mentoring Presentation
CWU Housing Program Outcome Map
Presented by: Charles Carter, Jr., PhD, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Crittenton Women’s Union
Michael W. Ames, Director of Mobility Mentoring Programs, Crittenton Women’s Union