Families with young children are the fastest growing subpopulation of people in the United States experiencing homeless. Who is considered homeless? How many children are there in these unstable housing situations? What can early interventionists do to support these infants and toddlers and their families? This webinar will explore these questions to give EI practitioners tools and resources needed to better assist these families. 


Patricia A. Popp is the State Coordinator for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, Project HOPE - Virginia, a collaborative initiative between The College of William and Mary and the Virginia Department of Education. Pat is a clinical associate professor for the Curriculum and Instruction Department at The College of William and Mary. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership with an emphasis in Special Education at The College of William and Mary, her Master's degree in learning disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University, and her Bachelor's degree in elementary and special education at Boston University. Areas of interest and research include children and youth experiencing homelessness and other forms of mobility, students with disabilities, and qualities of effective teachers. She is a past president of the Virginia Council for Learning Disabilities, past president of the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY), and past NAEHCY LeTendre chair, and currently serves on the committee for the LeTendre Education Fund.

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