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The venue is located at the Skidmore Max stop if taking public transportation. There are three public garages located near Mercy Corps. Least expensive all-day parking is located at the Smart Park lot— 33 NW Davis Street.
Day 1: April 25, 2019
8:30 - 9:00 Check-in and light breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:30- 10:45 Meaningful, Inclusive Hiring and Program Development
Tamara Henderson, Youth and Education Services Director, Native American Youth & Family Center
Layan Kaileh, Project Specialist, University of Southern California
Reyna Lopez, Executive Director, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste
Darla Planas, Peer Navigator, Safe Place for Youth
Charles Rials, Peer Navigator, Safe Place for Youth
Nicole Wainwright, Director of Innovations, Safe Place for Youth
Nicole Wilson, Project Specialist, University of Southern California
11:0 - 12:30 Trans, Two-spirit, and Gender Non-Conforming Health Panel
Joseph Bonnell, LPC, CRC, CADCIII, Behavioral Health Counselor, Outside In
Karlyn Neiland, NP, Primary Care Provider, Outside In
Liam Directo, Transgender Services Coordinator, Outside In
Mick Rose Waggonner, Culture, Education, and Wellness Manager, Native American Youth & Family Center
12:30- 1:30 Lunch Break with Elephants Delicatessen
1:00 - 1:30 West Coast Convening Business Meeting (optional)
1:30 - 3:00 Powerful Ink: How Tattoos and Branding Shape the World of Human Trafficking
Molly Mcdade Hood, Human Trafficking Seargent, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office
3:15 - 4:00 Exploring the Homeless Youth Handbook
Erin Palacios, Esq., Bay Area Legal
4:00 - 5:00 Outside of the Frame Workshop Presentation
West Coast Smarties Happy Hour
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Day 2: April 26, 2019
9:00 - 9:15 Check-in and light breakfast
9:15 - 11:15 WCC Lightning Research Talks
Eric Rice, Associate Professor, USC: New Results on Rapid Re-Housing from 16 Communities.
Sidney Williams & Robin Petering: An in-depth look at the six-month impact of rapid re-housing for formerly homeless young people.
Jonathan Hoonhout, USC Children’s Data Network: A Closer Look at Homeless Youth Parents in LA County: Demographics, Characteristics and Child Protection Systems Involvement.
Brian Redline & Sara Semborski, USC Log My Life Study: Understanding Housing Environment Factors for Young Adults in Transitional and Permanent Supportive Housing Programs.
Coco Auerswald, University of California Berkeley: Experiences of Violence of Youth experiencing Homelessness: The SFYEAH! Project .
11:15 - 11:45 ONWARD! Biggest Takeaway, or Something someone else said that you appreciate!
LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
12:30 - 3:00 Site Visits. Sign up here.