MEDIA ADVISORY: Homeless panel and Twitter chat this week

Marybeth Shinn (Vanderbilt)

Research panel discussion and Twitter chat this week

Vanderbilt University researcher Marybeth Shinn will present findings from the Family Options Study, an 18-month collaborative evaluation of federal homeless housing programs, to the Nashville homelessness services community and all interested parties.

The discussion will be held at the Nashville Public Library’s main branch downtown and is free and open to the public. Coffee and a light breakfast will be offered in the Community Room at 9 a.m. and the program will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium.

The Family Options Study, which is ongoing, is the first large-scale experiment conducted to assess the effectiveness of homelessness assistance programs for families. Shinn serves as co-lead investigator of the study. Results were presented at HUD headquarters in Washington, D.C., in July.

Please RSVP to reserve a seat. Space is limited.

Related: Interact with Shinn via a Twitter Q&A on Aug. 18 »

  • WHO: Marybeth Shinn, professor and chair of the Department of Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development
  • WHAT: Family Options Study results presentation and discussion
  • WHEN: Aug. 21 at 9 a.m.
  • WHERE: Nashville Public Library, 615 Church Street, Nashville, Tenn.
  • RSVP: RSVP for the forum now.

This event is sponsored by the Vanderbilt Center for Nashville Studies, the Nashville Public Library and Vanderbilt’s Peabody College.