Draft Agenda at a Glance

The conference is organized into six tracks. The sessions corresponding to each of the six tracks are noted in the agenda by the icons in the key below.

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.   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 Job Search Assistance Strategies for TANF Clients
  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

12:00–1:30 p.m.

  Lunch On Your Own

1:30–2:45 p.m.

green icon blue icon Plenary: Using 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 icon Understanding the Dynamics of Disconnection
  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 Career Pathways Programs
  blue iconpurple icon Culturally Appropriate, Collaborative Evaluations in Tribal Communities


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

8:30–8:45 a.m.

  Opening Remarks and Welcome 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
  blue icon Using Rigorous Methods to Study Housing Stability and Family Homelessness

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

  Lunch On Your Own
1:00–2:15 p.m. green icon Issues in County, State and Tribal TANF Programs


light blue icon Career Pathways: Target Populations and Self-Sufficiency
  orange iconyellow icon Addressing Disparities Faced By Young Men Of Color: The NYC Young Men’s Initiative
  purple icon Rapid Cycle Evaluation: Helping State and Local Policy Makers Make Good Decisions
  blue iconyellow icon Research on LGBT Populations and Human Services: Recent Findings and Future Directions
2:30–3:45 p.m.   Facilitated Roundtables
(Topics Forthcoming)

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.   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
  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

10:00–11:30 a.m.

purple icongreen icon Closing Remarks and 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 Domestic Violence: Prevalence, Policy and Programs
  orange icon purple icon Measurement Issues in Healthy Marriage/Responsible Fatherhood Programs
  blue icon Drivers of Economic Mobility: Which Factors Matter for Families’ Movement Up the Economic Ladder?
1:00 p.m.   Conference Adjourns