Detailed Agenda  |  Wednesday, June 1

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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

Live — Session available via Live Stream

Wednesday, June 1 – 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 and Welcome  Live

Regency Ballroom

  • Naomi Goldstein (Administration for Children and Families)
  • Mark Greenberg (Administration for Children and Families)
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Plenary Session  Live
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Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency: What We Learned and What’s Next

Regency Ballroom

  • Nadine Dechausay (MDRC)
  • Lashawn Richburg-Hayes (MDRC)
  • Mary Farrell (MEF Associates)
  • Crystal Hall (University of Washington)
  • Moderator: Emily Schmitt (Administration for Children and Families)
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
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TANF and the Labor Market: Connecting Low-Income Workers to In-Demand Jobs

Palladian Ballroom

  • Annalisa Mastri (Mathematica Policy Research)
  • Kristen Joyce (Mathematica Policy Research)
  • Deborah Carroll (District of Columbia Department of Employment Services)
  • Moderator: Nicole Constance (Administration for Children and Families)
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The Next Generation of Subsidized Employment: Early Impact Results from Two Federal Demonstrations

Ambassador Ballroom

  • Cindy Redcross (MDRC)
  • Bret Barden (MDRC)
  • Lorraine Sinelkoff (Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services)
  • Jenny Taylor (Goodwill of North Georgia)
  • Moderator: Dan Bloom (MDRC)
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Evaluating Tribal Home Visiting Program Interventions: Innovations in Examining Stress Reduction

Congressional A

  • Julie Morales  (James Bell Associates)
  • Cathy Ferron  (Lake County Tribal Health Consortium Inc.)
  • Marc Bolan (Marc Bolan Consulting)
  • Julie Chomos (University of Nevada)
  • Moderator: Moushumi Beltangady (Administration for Children and Families)
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The Parents and Children Together Evaluation: Initial Findings

Congressional B

  • Heather Zaveri (Mathematica Policy Research)
  • Pamela Holcomb (Mathematica Policy Research)
  • Robin Dion (Mathematica Policy Research)
  • Moderator: Kathleen McCoy (Administration for Children and Families/Business Strategy Consultants)
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Building Research Capacity in Human Services Agencies  Live

Regency Ballroom

  • Jonathan McCay (Mathematica Policy Research)
  • Jodi Sandfort (University of Minnesota)
  • Robert Goerge (Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago)
  • Michelle Derr (Mathematica Policy Research)
  • Moderator: Vivian Tseng (William T. Grant Foundation)
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The HHS Trauma-Informed Services Primer: Helping Human Services Agencies Provide Trauma-Informed Care to Clients

Diplomat Ballroom

  • Charlie Homer (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
  • Maria Cancian (Administration for Children and Families)
  • Jonathan White (Administration for Children and Families)
  • Rebecca Flatow (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
  • Moderator: Pamala Trivedi (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
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

Palladian Ballroom

  • Anthony Barrows (Ideas42)
  • Candace Cadena (Colorado Department of Human Services)
  • Nicole Constance (Administration for Children and Families)
  • Mindy Scott (Child Trends)
  • Moderator: Victoria Kabak (Administration for Children and Families/Business Strategy Consultants)
1:30 – 2:45 p.m. Plenary Session  Live
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Exploring Strategies for Serving Reentering Fathers

Regency Ballroom

  • Amy Solomon (U.S. Department of Justice)
  • Barbara Lacina (Administration for Children and Families)
  • Ron Tijerina (The RIDGE Project, Inc.)
  • Catherine Tijerina (The RIDGE Project, Inc.)
  • Moderator: Jocelyn Fontaine (The Urban Institute)
2:45 – 4:00 p.m. Emerging Scholars Poster Session

Regency Gallery

  • Taylor Adams (University of Georgia)
    The Outcomes of a Sex and Relationship Education Program on Foster Youth
  • Carolyn Arcand (University of New Hampshire)
    Women in Construction and the Workforce Investment Act: Evidence from Boston and the Big Dig
  • Sara Chaganti (Brandeis University)
    Supporting Self-Sufficiency through Cross-Systems Collaboration: An Innovative Service Delivery Model for Homeless Families
  • Elissa Cohen (The Urban Institute)
    Then and Now: Cash Welfare from the AFDC Program to Today’s TANF Program
  • Mathieu Despard (University of Michigan)
    Encouraging EITC Recipients to Save at Tax Time: Findings from Refund to Savings
  • Autumn Green (Endicott College)
    Baccalaureate College and University Student Parent Programs: Program Model Variations, Student Outcomes, and Promising Practices
  • Veronica Helms (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)
    Characteristics of Children Residing in HUD-Assisted Households, 2004–2012
  • Leslie Hodges (University of Missouri)
    The Mediating Effects of SNAP on Health Outcomes for Low-Income Households
  • Anupama Jacob (Azusa Pacific University)
    Measuring Poverty in America: Policy Implications of a Multi-Dimensional Measure
  • Daniel Kuehn (The Urban Institute)
    The Employment and Earnings Effects of Georgia’s Job Tax Credit
  • Rebecca Lehrman (Duke University)
    Relationship Strengthening with Building Strong Families: Propensity Score Analysis of Impact by Couples’ Economic Status
  • Rhucha Samudra (American University)
    Effect of Financial Incentives under TANF and EITC on Economic Outcomes for Low-Income Families
  • Bright Sarfo (MEF Associates)
    The DAD MAP Evaluation: Demonstrated Capacity for Conducting Rigorous Fatherhood Evaluations within Community-Based Organizations
  • Erika Smith (Brandeis University)
    The Role of Policy and Assets in the College Persistence of Youth in Foster Care
  • Alexandra Stanczyk (University of California, Berkeley)
    Paid Family Leave and the Economic Well-Being of Households with Infants and Young Children
  • Danilo Trisi (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
    The Safety Net’s Effectiveness against Poverty and Deep Poverty, 1995–2012
  • Reid Wilson (University of Michigan)
    Does the Earned Income Tax Credit Reduce Food Insecurity?
  • Drew Zachary (White House Domestic Policy Council)
    Identifying Place-Based Comparison Areas: An Evaluation Methodology for Urban Promise Zones
4:00 – 5:15 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

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Innovative Strategies for TANF Participant Engagement

Ambassador Ballroom

  • Karla Aguirre (Utah Department of Workforce Services)
  • Laura Zeilinger (District of Columbia Department of Human Services)
  • Michelle Derr (Mathematica Policy Research)
  • LaDonna Pavetti (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
  • Moderator: Girley Wright (Administration for Children and Families)
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Identifying Themes and Gaps in Research Evidence on Employment Strategies for Low-Income Adults

Congressional B

  • Annalisa Mastri (Mathematica Policy Research)
  • Jacob Hartog (Mathematica Policy Research)
  • Sarah Wissel (Mathematica Policy Research)
  • Martha Ross (The Brookings Institution)
  • Moderator: Emily Schmitt (Administration for Children and Families)
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Bringing a Two-Generation Mindset to Family Self-Sufficiency Programs

Palladian Ballroom

  • Marjorie Sims (Aspen Institute)
  • Charley Martin-Berry (The Maine Community Caring Collaborative)
  • Cristy Willer (Cook Inlet Tribal Council)
  • Moderator: Kathleen Dwyer (Administration for Children and Families)
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Stability-Instability of Low-Income Hispanics?: Findings from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families  Live

Regency Ballroom

  • Kimberly Turner (Child Trends)
  • Lisa Gennetian (New York University)
  • Elizabeth Karberg (Child Trends)
  • Michael Lopez (Abt Associates)
  • Moderator: Gina Adams (The Urban Institute)
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Linking Administrative, Census, and Survey Data to Revolutionize 21st Century Poverty and Program Measurement

Congressional A

  • Amy O’Hara (U.S. Census Bureau)
  • David Johnson (U.S. Census Bureau)
  • David Grusky (Stanford University)
  • Moderator: Maria Cancian (Administration for Children and Families)
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Paid Family Leave and the Safety Net: Understanding the Role of Work-Family Supports for Self-Sufficiency

Diplomat Ballroom

  • Alexandra Stanczyk (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Marci Ybarra (University of Chicago)
  • Taryn Morrissey (American University)
  • Moderator: Christina Yancey (U.S. Department of Labor)
5:15 p.m. Social Gathering

Omni Shoreham Marquee Bar and Lounge


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