Joining the dots: Understanding the links between child protection and youth homelessness [WEBINAR]
Friday, 5 April 2013 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)
KEYNOTE: Naomi Nichols, Applied Social Scientist, Learning Institute at the Hospital for Sick Children; Adjunct Professor, Queen’s-Trent Concurrent Education Program
This learning series follows our research forum Re-Imagining Our Response to Youth Homelessness, a Canadian and Global Perspective held in York Region on November 26, 2012. Between February and June 2013, we are inviting seven leading researchers/ practitioners from across Canada to participate in a learning series to further inform our response to youth homelessness. Presentations will explore upstream partnerships with education, health care, child protection and the youth justice sectors, as well as models of housing and innovative approaches to training/employment.
This learning opportunity is for leaders/representatives from various sectors across York Region, including education, child protection, health, children and youth mental health, hospitals, youth justice, police, social service organizations and regional, provincial and federal government. You are invited to attend all sessions to gain a better understanding of the youth homelessness “system” and reflect on current knowledge/expertise from researchers/ practitioners that can inform an integrated response to this issue.
Each session includes a keynote presentation, Q & A, and facilitated discussion.
For more information, visit the Homeless Hub.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
This FREE learning series is made possible by a United Way York Region partnership with York University’s Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Unit funded through a Public Outreach Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC); the Canadian Homelessness Research Network and Eva’s National Initiatives Program.
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