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 Thank You for Your RECS 2020 Proposal Submissions
The RECS 2020 Call for Proposals is now closed. We received many high-quality submissions on a variety of topics related to family self-sufficiency. Submissions represent a range of experience in the field, from leading experts to emerging scholars early in their careers. We look forward to sharing the agenda. 
Submissions are currently under review, and notifications will be sent to submitters in March 2020.
Conference Hotel and Travel Information
Registration for RECS 2020, which is free and open to the public, will open in the spring. In the meantime, we encourage you to begin planning your travel. 
RECS 2020 will take place May 27 - 29 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. Within walking distance of some of the District of Columbia's most famous attractions, the conference hotel is easily accessible by three airports, Amtrak at Union Station, and the DC Metro. Please visit the Hotel and Travel page of the RECS website to learn more about the conference location.
Connect with OPRE to Discover More Self-Sufficiency Research
RECS is convened by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), which is part of the federal Administration for Children and Families. OPRE works to build evidence to improve the lives of children and families. Sign up for ACF OPRE News to stay up to date on the latest research findings.
Explore this brief to learn about the self-regulation skills that are important for success in the labor market, how poverty and its related stressors can hamper the use of these skills, and how coaching participants to use or strengthen self-regulation skills may improve employment outcomes. 
This publication highlights ACF's ongoing research and evaluation projects related to the Responsible Fatherhood grant program, noncustodial parents, and fathers and fatherhood more broadly.
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The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services convenes the biennial Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) to present the latest findings from evaluations of programs, policies, and services that support low-income and vulnerable families on the path to economic self-sufficiency. Sign up for the RECS email list to stay up-to-date on RECS 2020 happenings and related work.
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