Agenda at a Glance

Session Track Key
light blue icon Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
orange icon Education, Training, and Success in the Labor Market
green icon Child and Youth Well-Being
blue icon Fatherhood, Relationships, and Strengthening Families
yellow icon Evaluating Social Programs: Building and Using Evidence
purple icon Approaches to Alleviate Poverty and Strengthen the Safety Net
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
7:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.   Registration and Information Desk Open

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

  Opening Remarks

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

purple icon  light blue icon  Plenary: Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency: What We Learned and What’s Next
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.   Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

light blue icon  orange icon  TANF and the Labor Market: Connecting Low-Income Workers to In-Demand Jobs
  orange icon  light blue icon  The Next Generation of Subsidized Employment: Early Impact Results from Two Federal Demonstrations
  green icon  yellow icon  Evaluating Tribal Home Visiting Program Interventions: Innovations in Examining Stress Reduction
  blue icon  The Parents and Children Together Evaluation: Initial Findings
  yellow icon  light blue icon  Building Research Capacity in Human Services Agencies
  purple icon  The HHS Trauma-Informed Services Toolkit: Helping Human Services Agencies Provide Trauma-Informed Care to Clients

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

  Lunch On Your Own

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

  Lunchtime Panel: Discussion on Careers in Research Related to Poverty, Family Self-Sufficiency and Social Welfare

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

blue icon  Plenary: The Administration’s Efforts to Serve Reentering Fathers

2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  Emerging Scholars Poster Session

4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

light blue icon  orange icon  Innovative Strategies for TANF Participant Engagement
  orange icon  Identifying Themes and Gaps in Research Evidence on Employment Strategies for Low-Income Adults
  green icon  orange icon  Bringing a Two-Generation Mindset to Family Self-Sufficiency Programs
  blue icon  purple icon  Stability-Instability of Low-Income Hispanics?: Findings from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families
  yellow icon  Linking Administrative, Census, and Survey Data to Revolutionize 21st Century Poverty and Program Measurement
  purple icon  light blue icon  Paid Family Leave and the Safety Net


Thursday, June 2, 2016
7:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.   Registration and Information Desk Open

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

  Opening Remarks and Welcome

8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

light blue icon  purple icon  Plenary: Severe Deprivation: What We Know and Don’t Know About Deep Poverty in the United States
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.   Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

light blue icon  blue icon  Serving Two-Parent Families in TANF
  orange icon  light blue icon  Understanding Participant Perspectives in Career Pathway Programs
  green icon  Mixed Status Immigrant Families and Child Well-Being
  yellow icon  Supporting Social Services Grantees’ Self-Evaluation Efforts
  yellow icon  Thinking Outside the Box to Get Inside of It: Creativity in Evaluation Design
  purple icon  Reducing Economic Hardship: Encouraging Asset Development among Low-Income Individuals and Families

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

yellow icon  Lunch Symposium
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. light blue icon  purple icon  Poor, Unemployed, and Without Cash Assistance: Characteristics, Circumstances, and Survival Strategies of Disconnected Families


green icon  orange icon  Connecting Young People to Employment: Promising New Evidence
  blue icon  Exploring Special Topics in Healthy Marriage-Relationship Education Programming
  yellow icon  Family Self-Sufficiency Data Center: Enhancing the Use of Administrative Data
  purple icon  blue icon  New Directions in the Application of Behavioral Insights to Child Support Services
  purple icon  light blue icon  Understanding the Role and Importance of Goal-Directed Skills for Self-Sufficiency
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.   Break
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.   Facilitated Roundtables Session
3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Break
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. orange icon  light blue icon  Plenary: The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Federal Interagency Coordination, State Implementation, and Research Opportunities


Friday, June 3, 2016
7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Registration and Information Desk Open

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

light blue icon  TANF Redesign: Lessons from Minnesota, Colorado and DC
  orange icon  light blue icon  Promising Education and Employment Strategies for Low-Income Workers
  green icon  light blue icon  Re-envisioning the Child Care and Development Fund: Coordinating Child Care Subsidy Policies and TANF to Support Workforce Participation
  blue icon  Engaging Fathers in Social Services Programs
  yellow icon  Building Evaluation into Program Design: Lessons from the Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation Fund
  purple icon  The Family Options Study: Short-Term Impacts and Special Topics on the Special Service Needs of Homeless Families
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   Break
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.   Closing Remarks
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. yellow icon  Plenary: Replication Studies of Evidence-Based Programs and Policies
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.   Break
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. orange icon  Findings from a National Experimental Study of the WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs


green icon  Youth Homelessness: Prevention and Interventions
  blue icon  Evidence-Based Initiative Implementation: Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grantees’ Efforts at Scale-up and Community-Wide Programming
  yellow icon  But Will it Work for Me? Using Evidence Reviews to Understand External Validity
  purple icon  Improving the Efficiency of Delivering Work Supports for Low-Income Families: Findings from the Work Support Strategies Evaluation
  purple icon  Financial Coaching
1:00 p.m.   Conference Adjourns


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