You’re invited to join the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness for a family shelter training opportunity for the Early Childhood Self-Assessment Tool for Family Shelters.
Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time: 9 am – 12 pm
Place: Community Health Center, 675 Main Street, Middletown
About The Trainer: Grace Whitney, Ph.D., MPA, IMH-E (IV)
Grace Whitney has served as director of Connecticut’s Head Start State Collaboration Office since it was established in 1996, connecting the federal-to-locally funded Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Connecticut with state systems that support young children and their families and sharing the lessons learned from Head Start, our nation’s 45-year-old child development laboratory, with state and community leaders. Last year in Connecticut, Head Start served over 8,000 children ages birth to five and pregnant women. She’s held several faculty appointments and still occasionally teaches courses in developmental psychology, statistics, and public policy. She’s worked in administrative and clinical positions in early childhood, community mental health and human services and for several summers served on aide teams in Romanian orphanages. Dr. Whitney’s degrees are in child and human development, family studies, and public administration. She’s published on varied topics related to her work.