Treehouse Foundation of Easthampton

The Rudd Adoption Research Program has been involved with the Treehouse community on many levels. Treehouse is an intentional inter-generational community in which elders and families with youth who have experienced foster care, live together in an effort to support the youth. We have helped plan and implement the annual "Re-Envisioning Foster Care in America" conference, served on their "Design Team" which is charged with creating a road map to enhance foster care and we have been involved in interviewing those who live and work at Treehouse in an effort to understand the value of the unique model Treehouse offers. Currently, we have submitted an article for publication in the journal of Child Welfare regarding the research we conducted about the Treehouse community.

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Program Participation: 

Program identifies community participants.

Program Start (and End Dates): 

September 1, 2010 to August 31, 2020

Partner(s): 

Kerry Homstead
Treehouse
1 Treehouse Circle
Easthampton, MA 01027
United States

Program Director: 

Jen Dolan

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Program Contact: 

Jen Dolan

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UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

College of Natural Sciences

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Student Involvement: 

No

This Project Receives External Funding: 

Yes

Assessment Mechanism: 

Yes