Agenda at a Glance

Session Track Key
green icon Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
light blue icon Education, Training, and Success in the Labor Market
yellow icon Child and Youth Well-Being
orange icon Fatherhood, Relationships, and Strengthening Families
purple icon Evaluating Social Programs: Building and Using Evidence
blue icon Approaches to Alleviate Poverty and Strengthen the Safety Net

Live — Session available via Live Stream

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
7:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m.   Registration and Information Desk Open

8:30–9:00 a.m.

  Opening Remarks Live 

9:00–10:30 a.m.

blue icon Plenary: Exploring Policy Options to Promote Economic Mobility Live 

10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

green iconlight blue icon Developing Evidence on “What Works” in Moving TANF Recipients to Work through Job Search
  yellow icon blue icon

Dual Generation Strategies to Support Families

  orange icon Participant Experiences in Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Programs
  purple icon yellow icon The Permanency Innovations Initiative: Strategies for Building and Evaluating Interventions
  blue icon orange icon The Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency Project: Applying Behavioral Economics Principles to Child Support Programs Live 

12:00–1:30 p.m.

  Lunch On Your Own

12:30–1:30 p.m.


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

1:30–2:45 p.m.

green icon blue icon Plenary: Understanding Psychological Processes and Executive Functioning Principles in Human Services Programs Live 

2:45–4:00 p.m.

  Emerging Scholars Poster Session

4:00–5:15 p.m.

green iconblue icon Understanding the Dynamics of Disconnection Live 
  light blue icon Promising Approaches in Advancement-Focused Workforce Development
  yellow icon orange icon Teen Pregnancy Prevention among Youth in Foster Care
  purple icon light blue icon Strategies for Getting Inside the “Black Box” of Employment and Training Programs
  blue iconpurple icon Evaluations in Tribal Communities: Culturally Relevant, Collaborative Approaches, and Measure Development
5:15 p.m.   Social Gathering
Grand Slam, Grand Hyatt


Thursday, May 29, 2014
7:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m.   Registration and Information Desk Open

8:30–8:45 a.m.

  Opening Remarks Live 

8:45–10:00 a.m.

orange icon yellow icon Plenary: Exploring Fatherhood and the Transition to Adulthood for Low-Income Men and Youth Live 

10:15–11:30 a.m.

light blue icon green icon New Approaches to Subsidized Employment
  yellow iconlight blue icon Understanding Services and Opportunities for Disconnected and At-Risk Youth
  purple icon Ensuring Self-Sufficiency Impact Studies are Focused on the Population of Policy Interest
  blue icon Evaluating an Earned Income Tax Credit for Single Adults Live 
  blue icon Using Rigorous Methods to Study Housing Stability and Family Homelessness

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

  Lunch On Your Own
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.   Munch and Mingle Lunch Gathering
1:00–2:15 p.m. green icon Issues in County, State, and Tribal TANF Programs


light blue icon Career Pathways: Target Population Characteristics and Outcomes
  orange iconyellow icon Addressing Disparities Faced By Young Men of Color: The New York City Young Men’s Initiative
  purple icon Rapid Cycle Evaluation: Helping State and Local Policy Makers Make Good Decisions Live 
  blue iconyellow icon Research on LGBT Populations and Human Services: Recent Findings and Future Directions
2:30–3:45 p.m.   Facilitated Roundtable Discussions
  • Asset Building in Native Communities
  • Using Tools from Implementation Science to Increase the Rigor of Large Scale Implementation Studies
  • Network Analysis: The Impact of Participant Social Capital on Job Training Program Success
  • Behavioral Diagnosis and Design from the Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency Project
  • Integrating Health and Human Services: New Findings about Overlapping Eligibility Under the Affordable Care Act
  • OPRE’s Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Research Consortium: An AWESOME Initiative 
  • Trial and Error in Public Policy: Lessons from Business on Rapid, Iterative Experimentation
  • TANF and SSI: Small Overlaps, Promising Pilots
  • Promoting Financial Capability
  • Understanding Men and Boys as Victims of Trauma
  • Poverty Measurement for the 21st Century
  • TANF and Family Homelessness: Understanding and Informing State Approaches to Housing, Supportive Services, and Innovative Practice
  • Families Under Stress: Responding to the Needs of Military and Veteran Families with Young Children
  • Best Practices in Research Dissemination and Communication 
  • The Intersections of Research and Practice for Supporting Youth Development
  • SNAP Employment and Training Pilots

4:00–5:15 p.m.

light blue icon Plenary: Examining New Initiatives to Promote Skill-Building among Low-Income Individuals Live 


Friday, May 30, 2014
7:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.   Registration and Information Desk Open

8:30–9:45 a.m.

green icon blue icon Building Blocks to Economic Self-Sufficiency: Increasing Financial Capabilities for Recipients of TANF and Other Social Services Live 
  light blue icon yellow icon Exploring Employment Opportunities for
Hard-to-Serve Youth
  yellow icon orange icon The Role of Fathers in Home Visiting Programs
  orange icon Emerging Research on Child Support Issues
  purple icon Identifying Evidence-Based Programs and Strategies for Low-Income Families Using Systematic Reviews

10:00–10:15 a.m.

purple icongreen icon Closing Remarks Live 

10:15–11:30 a.m.

purple icongreen icon Plenary: How to Build Reliable Evidence and Inform Policy—Lessons from 40 Years of Welfare Research Live 

11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

light blue icon Employment Services for Tribal Populations


yellow icon Early Findings from the National Survey of Early Care and Education
  blue icon Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence and Economic Factors
  orange icon purple icon What Really Happened: Conceptualization and Measuring Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Programs
  blue icon Drivers of Economic Mobility: Which Factors Matter for Families’ Movement Up the Economic Ladder? Live 
1:00 p.m.   Conference Adjourns


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