When: Friday, May 10, 2019 8:30-11am
Where: 20 Munroe Street, Northampton, MA
Presenter: Janine Roberts, Ed.D

Nancy Knudsen & Jack LaForte invited people to their home for NEAFAST’s first-ever networking event. People enjoyed a breakfast social hour followed by a presentation by Dr. Janine Roberts.

8:30-9:30am Breakfast Meet & Greet
9:30-11am Presentation: “Therapeutic Work with Street Children and their Families in Latin America: Implications for Working with Marginalized Populations in the U.S.”

A four phase, in home/community therapy model created with NGOs in Latin America over the last twenty years will be presented via photos and handouts. Woven throughout will be interventions created and used in each of the phases based on the power of story, multigenerational listening, art and other experiential activities such as family photos and sculpting. How to build trust and safety on the street, in homes and communities, work with trauma and attachment, and facilitate witnessing and healing will all be addressed. We’ll think together about how to expand, adapt and use aspects of this model in our work here.

This event is sponsored by NEAFAST.

Dr. Janine Roberts is Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, past president of AFTA (American Family Therapy Academy), and a practicing family therapist. She is the author of Tales and Transformations: Stories in Families and Family Therapy (Norton Press); some seventy articles and chapters; a poetry book, The Body Alters(Slate Roof Press); coauthor of Rituals for Our Times: Celebrating, Healing, and Changing Our Lives and Our Relationships (Jason Aronson); and coediter of Rituals in Families and Family Therapy (Norton Press). She has had two Fulbrights to Latin America and has lived, worked, and traveled in more than 70 countries, beginning with Kuwait in 1963.