Detailed Agenda  |  Wednesday, May 28

View other days:  Thursday, May 29  |  Friday, May 30

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 – 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
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. Plenary Session
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Exploring Policy Options to Promote Economic Mobility  Live

10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
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Developing Evidence on “What Works” in Moving TANF Recipients to Work through Job Search

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Dual Generation Strategies to Support Families

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Participant Experiences in Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Programs

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The Permanency Innovations Initiative: Strategies for Building and Evaluating Interventions

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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. Plenary Session
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Understanding Psychological Processes and Executive Functioning Principles in Human Services Programs Live

2:45 – 4:00 p.m. Emerging Scholars Poster Session
  • Rayane Alamuddin (Northwestern University)
    Do Mothers’ Past Educational Experiences Relate to their Engagement with Children’s Learning?
  • Soonok An (The University of Georgia)
    Determinants of Screening Behaviors for Domestic Violence under the Family Violence Option
  • Anamarie Auger (University of California, Irvine)
    Early Childhood Programs and Parental Characteristics of Service and Support Utilization
  • Mary Caplan (University of Georgia, Athens)
    Trends in Consumer Debt among Social Benefits Recipients
  • Alix Gould-Werth (University of Michigan)
    The Road to Recovery after Job Loss: A Racially Divided Path
  • Devlin Hanson (The Urban Institute)
    Impact of Family Unification Vouchers on Child Welfare Outcomes
  • Benjamin Cerf Harris (U.S. Census Bureau)
    Veterans' SNAP Eligibility and Participation During the Great Recession: Administrative Records and the American Community Survey
  • Anna Johnson (Georgetown University)
    Combining Food Assistance Programs to Reduce Food Insecurity in Early Childhood
  • Rachel Kirzner (Drexel University)
    Neighborhood Violence and TANF Receipt
  • Molly Knowles (Drexel University)
    A Mixed-Methods Analysis of the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on TANF and SNAP Recipients
  • Stacey Lloyd (Johns Hopkin University)
    A Critical Evaluation of Intervention Programs for Children Exposed to Maltreatment
  • Eleanor Ott (University of Oxford)
    Improving Resettled Refugees’ Self-Sufficiency and Well-Being: Evidence from a Systematic Review and a Cross-Sectional Survey
  • Stephanie Rennane (University of Maryland)
    Do Public Transfers Crowd Out Family Transfers? Studying the Family’s Role in Helping the Disabled
  • Cassandra Robertson (Harvard University)
    Mother Knows Best? Women’s Control of Economic Resources and Child Outcomes in Low-Income Fragile Families
  • Rhucha Samudra (American University)
    Estimating the Impact of Job Search Assistance on the Employment Outcomes for TANF Recipients
  • Aleta Sprague (New America Foundation)
    Re-Conceptualizing Public Assistance as a Vehicle for Financial Inclusion
  • Alexandra Stanczyk (The University of Chicago)
    TANF Generosity, State-Provided Maternity Leave, and the Material Well-Being of Low-Income Families with Infants
  • Caleb White (Nevada Department of Health and Human Services)
    Using Survival Models to Improve the Accuracy of Caseload Forecasting in Social Services
  • Sharon Wolf (New York University)
    School Quality Moderates Impacts of a Conditional Cash Transfer Program: Evidence from an Experimental Evaluation
  • Ting Zhang (University of Baltimore)
    Post-Recession Socioeconomic Environment and Local Job Access for Work-Eligible TANF Recipients
  • Afshin Zilanawala (University College London)
    Race, Romance, and Non-Resident Father Involvement Resilience: Factors Hiding in Plain Sight
4:00 – 5:15 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

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Understanding the Dynamics of Disconnection  Live

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Promising Approaches in Advancement-Focused Workforce Development

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Teen Pregnancy Prevention among Youth in Foster Care

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Strategies for Getting Inside the “Black Box” of Employment and Training Programs

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Evaluations in Tribal Communities: Culturally Relevant, Collaborative Approaches and Measure Development

5:15 p.m.

Social Gathering
Grand Slam Sports Bar, Grand Hyatt


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