Director, Early Childhood Division; Co-Director of Training and Technical Assistance, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human
Dr. Neal Horen is a clinical psychologist who has focused on community-based work for the last fifteen years. He is Director of the Early Childhood Division and Co-director of Training and Technical Assistance for the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human. Dr. Horen is the lead for mental health on the Head Start National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, the lead for Georgetown on the Home Visiting TA Center-HV-ImpACT, the lead for early childhood systems of care for the TA Network, the Director of the Project LAUNCH TA Center, and the TA Director of the Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation. Dr. Horen has worked closely with numerous states, tribes, territories and communities in supporting their development of systems of care for young children and their families. In addition, Dr. Horen continues to spend time working in direct clinical care including development of social skills interventions for young children and is director of the HOYA clinic which offers therapeutic and assessment services for young children and families. Dr. Horen’s primary interest is in early childhood mental health and he has lectured extensively on infant and early childhood mental health, challenging behaviors in young children, social skills development, as well as the impact of trauma on child development. He is the proud father of four children, 18, 17, 17, and 2.