Announcement

MDRC Experts Presenting at Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS), June 1-3

05/2022

The Administration for Children and Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is virtually hosting the 21st Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) on June 1-3. MDRC is pleased to be participating in the following sessions:

June 1

2:45-3:45 pm

TANF Data Collaborative: How States Are Building Data Analytics Capacity

  • Moderator: Melissa Wavelet, MDRC
  • Caroline Moyer, California Department of Social Services
  • Fang Cheng, New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
  • Ben Jaques-Leslie, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Adapting the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Employment Model

  • Clare DiSalvo, Administration for Children and Families/VPD Government Solutions
  • Sam Elkin, MEF Associates
  • Lily Freedman, MDRC
  • Tim Kautz, Mathematica
  • Megan Millenky, MDRC

June 2

1:00-2:00 pm

Syntheses of Evidence on Sectoral Training Strategies’ Effectiveness

  • Nicole Constance, Administration for Children and Families
  • Richard Hendra, MDRC
  • Randall Juras, Abt Associates
  • Laura Peck, Abt Associates

2:15-3:30 pm

Plenary: The Changing Nature of Work and Implications for Families, Programs, and Research

  • Moderator: Dan Bloom, MDRC
  • Cynthia Miller, MDRC
  • Kristen Broady, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Alex Camardelle, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
  • Paul Osterman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Shelly Steward, Future of Work Initiative, The Aspen Institute

June 3

1:00-2:00 pm

The Promise of Administrative Data in Long-Term Follow-Up Research

  • Brett Brown, Administration for Children and Families
  • Jonathan Bigelow, MDRC
  • Deondre’ Jones, MDRC
  • Ben Sprung-Keyser, Harvard University

Next Generation of Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency (BIAS-NG): Going Beyond Nudges in Child Welfare and TANF

  • Kimberly Clum, Administration for Children and Families
  • Rekha Balu, MDRC/Urban Institute
  • Clinton Key, MDRC
  • Elizabeth O’Brien, Monroe County (NY) Department of Human Services

4:00-5:00 pm

Improving Services to Fathers Through Continuous Improvement Mechanisms: Lessons from Two Evaluations

  • Pooja Curtin, Administration for Children and Families
  • Emily Marano, MDRC
  • Jill Spielfogel, Mathematica
  • Taffy Compain, Administration for Children and Families