Posted by education4and2parents on April 25th, 2010
The Journey Begins radio for the engaged parent and dedicated educator presents an exclusive interview with Dr. Ellen Bassuk founder and president of The National Center on Family Homelessness.
Dr. Bassuk is a leading clinician, researcher, and advocate on behalf of homeless families and individuals. At the forefront of homelessness for three decades, she has pioneered some of the seminal work on the role of violence, trauma, and mental illness in the lives of homeless families and children. Dr. Bassuk has served in leadership positions in the Worcester Family Research Project, National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness, National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative, and Chronic Homelessness Initiative. In addition to The National Center on Family Homelessness, she is founder and Manager of the Center for Social Innovation.
Dr. Bassuk is a board certified psychiatrist and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She is a graduate of Brandeis University and Tufts University School of Medicine, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service from Northeastern University. She served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.