Child Homelessness Initative
Established by Lesley University in May 2011 with support from the Schoen Family Foundation, the Child Homelessness in Massachusetts Initiative is designed to bring attention to the growing number of children and families without adequate shelter in the Commonwealth.
According to the Urban Institute, in the United States, “on any given day over 200,000 children are homeless.” One child in five in the United States is likely to experience chronic or episodic homelessness before reaching age six. Of the children most likely to experience homelessness, twenty-five percent have suffered from physical abuse and neglect. In Massachusetts upwards of 20,000 to 50,000 children experienced homelessness in 2010, the latest year for which there is government data.
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Dr. Jack Shonkoff, Professor of Child Health & Development and the Founding Director of the Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University, will be the inaugural speaker for Lesley University’s Child Homelessness in Massachusetts Initiative.
November 2, 2011
University Hall Amphitheatre
1815 Mass Ave, Cambridge
From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development / Jack P. Shonkoff and Deborah A. Phillips, editors
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