Fostering Resiliency: Mitigating the Impact of Homelessness on Children
Thursday, May 12th
from 1 – 2:30 pm ET.
One in 50 American children experience homelessness each year. Homelessness has a devastating impact on children’s health, development, academic achievement, and overall wellbeing. However, with support, children can grow and thrive amidst adversity. Sign up for a free SAMHSA HRC webcast to learn how homeless service providers can foster resiliency in children experiencing homelessness. Presenter Katie Volk will discuss how children fall into homelessness, the challenges they face and how fostering resiliency can improve their chances of succeeding.
About the Presenter
Katie Volk, MA is Senior Program Associate at The National Center on Family Homelessness. She manages The National Center's training efforts and is co-director of T3, a training institute established by The National Center and the Center for Social Innovation that seeks to improve the knowledge and skills of people working in homeless services through innovative, online and in-person training and technical assistance. She has trained thousands of service providers in diverse settings and is the lead author for the Homelessness Resource Center’s Homelessness and Traumatic Stress Training Package. In partnership with organizations around the country, she developed the PEACH Initiative, a physical and emotional awareness program for children living in transitional settings. Most recently, she served as project director for an organizational capacity-building initiative funded by the US Administration for Children and Families. Katie has a joint Master of Arts from Tufts University in Child Development and Urban Policy and an undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross as well as a Trauma Certificate from the Trauma Center.