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2013 Session Videos

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Opening Remarks
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  • Naomi Goldstein (Administration for Children and Families)
  • George H. Sheldon (Administration for Children and Families)
Plenary: Innovations in State TANF Programs
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Moderator:
LaDonna Pavetti
(Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

Panelists:

  • Deborah Carroll (District of Columbia Department of Human Services)
  • Linda Martin (South Carolina Department of Social Services)
  • Deborah Schlick (Minnesota Department of Human Services)
Breakout Session: Career Pathways Evaluation Design
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Moderator:
Brendan Kelly
(Administration for Children and Families)

Panelists:

  • Alan Werner (Abt Associates)
  • Laura Peck (Abt Associates)
  • Howard Rolston (Abt Associates)
Keynote Address
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Jack P. Shonkoff (Harvard Center on the Developing Child)

Breakout Session: What Have We Learned About Programs and Policies to Support Low-Income Fathers?
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Moderator:
Elizabeth Peters
(The Urban Institute)

Panelists:

  • Sarah Avellar (Mathematica Policy Research)
  • Héctor Cordero-Guzmán (City University of New York)
  • Ashley Richards (RTI International)
  • Diane Zambito (Cby25i)
Plenary: Working Across TANF, Adult Education and Workforce Systems to Support Career Pathways for Low-Income Populations
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Moderator:
Mary Alice McCarthy
(U.S. Department of Education)

Discussant:
Evelyn Ganzglass
(CLASP)

Panelists:

  • Cheryl Feldman (District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund)
  • Marléna Sessions (Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County)
  • Karon Rosa (Arkansas Department of Higher Education)
Breakout Session: Subsidized Jobs for Youth
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Moderator:
Erica Zielewski
(Administration for Children and Families)

Discussant:
Dan Bloom
(MDRC)

Panelists:

  • Carson Hicks (New York City Center for Economic Opportunity)
  • Courtney Hawkins (FEGS Health and Human Services System)
  • Clyde McQueen (Full Employment Council)
Plenary: Family Homelessness: Examining the Emerging Evidence, Federal Policy and Promising Practice Strategies
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Moderator:
Nan Roman
(National Alliance to End Homelessness)

Panelists:

  • Mark Greenberg (Administration for Children and Families)
  • Mark Johnston (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)
  • Marybeth Shinn (Vanderbilt University)
  • Katharine Gale (U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness)
Breakout Session: Understanding TANF Child-Only Cases
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Moderator:
David Kassabian
(The Urban Institute)

Panelists:

  • Richard Speiglman (Child and Family Policy Institute of California)
  • Jane Mauldon (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Todd Bland (California Department of Social Services)
Plenary: Incarceration and Poverty: Supporting Improved Well-Being for Ex-Offenders and their Families
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Moderator:
Earl Johnson
(Administration for Children and Families)

Panelists:

  • Christopher Wildeman (Yale University)
  • Nancy La Vigne (The Urban Institute)
  • Amy Solomon (U.S. Department of Justice) (Invited)
  • Nancy Ware (Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia)
Breakout Session: The TANF/Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Disability Transition Project (TSDTP): Pilot Results
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Summaries From:

  • John Martinez (MDRC)
  • Mary Farrell (MEF Associates)

Panelists:

  • Boyd Brown (Goodwill Easter Seals Minnesota)
  • Sherri Cheatham (Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services)
  • Tausha Drain (Michigan Department of Human Services)