Working with the Families of the Poor

Poverty and Inequality


Equity for Children will host a seminar on April 12 in partnership with the Center for Attachment Research at The New School to advance collaboration between child rights advocates and child therapists working with underserved children and their families in overcoming trauma.


The seminar is part of a series of activities that will be rolled out during 2018 inspired by the legacy of Salvador Minuchin, whose seminal work in family structural psychotherapy influenced the field for more than 60 years. Minuchin’s pioneering work with families from low-income neighborhoods around the world inspired and educated generations of therapists.


The event will address the commonalities between the work of children’s rights advocates and that of therapists when treating child trauma. It will also explore how the two groups can work together more closely to advance policies and programs helping the most underserved children and their families who experience trauma.




The seminar is intended to:


  • Build and develop a platform for exchange between children’s rights advocates, child therapists and social workers to foster conversation about holistic and sustainable solutions that address trauma affecting children, considering families as a whole
  • Discuss practical approaches to advocating policies that are better tailored to children’s needs


Venue: Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY, The New School
Date and time: April 12, 2018, 5pm – 7:30pm



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