Monthly Archives: June 2016

#SeaHomeless: Share Your Perspective on Wednesday, June 29

Seattle media outlets will turn their attention to homelessness next Wednesday. Image from Crosscut.
Seattle media outlets will turn their attention to homelessness next Wednesday. Image from Crosscut.
Crosscut launched the #SeaHomeless hashtag, and rallied other local media organizations to focus on homelessness for a day. "The central idea is to push our coverage of homelessness beyond spot news and band-aid solutions, and to look at root causes and long-term remedies," writes Crosscut's editor-in-chief.

School’s Out, But School’s In for New Professional Development Course on Toxic Stress, Poverty, and Child Development

Once just an infographic, this research on child homelessness and toxic stress is now a full-fledged professional development class at Seattle University this summer for school and social-service professionals. <span class="s1"><a href="http://firesteelwa.org/wpsystem/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/big-brain-infographic.pdf" target="_blank">See the full infographic here.</span></a>
Once just an infographic, this research on child homelessness and toxic stress is now a full-fledged professional development class at Seattle University this summer for school and social-service professionals. See the full infographic here.
School psychologist Perry Firth has graced this blog many times with her research on the effects of child homelessness. Soon she'll share her insights with educators and service providers through a new professional development course she'll teach at Seattle University. Here, Perry writes about her motivations for teaching this course, and reminds us that, no matter our profession, we can all take steps to help end homelessness.

Art for Advocacy: The Face of Family Homelessness

Partnering with Seattle Art Museum for the screening of “Inocente” allowed us to reach a new audience of art lovers. Here, they give Inocente a standing ovation at the conclusion of the film. Photo by Steve Schimmelman.
Partnering with Seattle Art Museum for the screening of “Inocente” allowed us to reach a new audience of art lovers. Here, they give Inocente a standing ovation at the conclusion of the film. Photo by Steve Schimmelman.
Seattle University's Project on Family Homelessness has used film, photography, public art installations and storytelling to create widespread awareness of and empathy for families experiencing homelessness. The project's director, Catherine Hinrichsen, shares what she's learned about using the power of art and emotion to spark change in this insightful post, originally published on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Impatient Optimists site.