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Heather Larkin

Homelessness, adverse childhood experiences (ACE), Restorative Integral Support (RIS), mind/body/spirit interventions

The World Within Reach
Heather Larkin
Associate Professor
 

School of Social Welfare
Co-Director

National Center for Excellence in Homeless Services
Address:
Richardson 209
Phone:
518-591-8779

 

Education

B.A. (1992) University of Rhode Island
M.S.W. (1994) Boston University
Ph.D. (2006) The Catholic University of America

Additional Information

For more information please see my CV

Awards and Honors

2014 - New York State Council on Children & Families:
“What’s Great in New York State – A Celebration of Children’s Mental Health Awareness.”

Award for the ACE Think Tank & Action Team Events

2014 - New York State Senate Proclamation and Senate Resolution
In recognition of The HEARTS Initiative for ACE Response

2014 - President’s Award for Exemplary Community Engagement
The HEARTS Initiative
, a partnership of 16 organizations, led by Dr. Heather Larkin,
Associate Professor, School of Social Welfare, reflects aspects of community-engaged scholarship and service, directly connecting practitioners in the community with emerging research and bringing emerging practices to research. 

2013 - President’s Award for Exemplary Community Engagement
Service Outcomes Action Research (SOAR): Longstanding community-based participatory research involving faculty and two providers of residential and community-based care for high need youth. Faculty and practitioners collaborate on developing evidence-based practices to improve treatment services and outcomes. Community-engaged teaching has been another important component of this project. School of Criminal Justice, School of Social Welfare, LaSalle School, Saint Anne Institute.

2012-Champion of Character Educator Leadership Award, Sage College, Troy, N.Y.

The Academy states that Heather's leadership, positive actions and quest for excellence make her a role model and attests to the positive influence she has on positive character development in our community.  The award recognizes Heather's extraordinary efforts in preventing and addressing adverse childhood experiences through the HEARTS Initiative.