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The Home for Little Wanderers & J.W. Freiberg present
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
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. Prominent researchers and practitioners working this field will share their latest work and opening remarks will be given by Former Governor Deval Patrick and Joan Wallace-Benjamin, Ph.D.
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 close and secure connections for children. The afternoon will focus on the application of theory and research to the issue of continuity and permanency planning for children in child welfare settings.
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.
Until March 30
After March 30