The Home for Little Wanderers & J.W. Freiberg present
Loneliness & the Power of Permanency

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
210 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125


 

The Home for Little Wanderers The Home for Little Wanderers is proud to present a day long symposium focusing on the ever-increasing chronic disconnection and loneliness experienced by too many children in the child welfare system due to a lack of Permanency.

The full-day symposium will bring together experts in the field including: J.W. Freiberg, Ph.D., JD; Dr. Amy Banks, Director of Advanced Training at the Jean Baker Miller Center for Relational Cultural Growth; Jacqueline Olds, M.D., psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School; Richard Schwartz, M.D., psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School; and Lesli Suggs, LICSW, President and CEO of The Home for Little Wanderers.

The morning session will focus on the research and theory of the importance of relational attachment for children and adolescents. We will discuss the link between relationships and brain science. The afternoon will focus on the application of theory and research of secure attachment, emotional safety, and permanency planning for children in child welfare settings. The day will conclude with a panel discussion and Q & A opportunity.


 

Speakers 

J.W. Freiberg Ph.D., J.D., author of Four Seasons of Loneliness

Amy Banks M.D., Jean Baker Miller Center for Relational Cultural Growth and The Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College

Jacqueline Olds M.D. and Richard Schwartz M.D., Harvard Medical School 

Lesli Suggs, LICSW, President and CEO of The Home for Little Wanderers

Special Guests Former Gov. Deval Patrick & Joan Wallace-Benjamin, Ph.D.

 

Register Now

Student Rate (no CEUs) $85
Individual registration $150
Groups of 5 or more $125 per person

For more information:

Laura White
617-927-0647
lwhite@thehome.org


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