2015 Forum


The Center for Children and Families presents our sixth annual forum on "Empowering Children and Parents Together: The Promise of Two-Generation Programs" on Friday, Sept. 25 at The University of Texas at Dallas. The keynote speaker is P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, PhD, Frances Willard Professor of human development and social policy at the School of Education and Social Policy, faculty fellow at the Institute for Policy Research, and associate provost for faculty at Northwestern University. Dr. Chase-Lansdale is an expert on the interface between social policy and research. Her research focuses on social issues and how they affect families and the development of children and youth. Her most recent research has been on two-generation educational interventions for low-income parents and young children. She is an inaugural fellow at Ascend, a policy program of the Aspen Institute that takes a two-generation approach.

The Washington Post: The new War on Poverty: Tackling two generations at once

NBC News: Two-generation programs help lift families out of poverty

Catalyst Chicago: Teaching moms, teaching kids with two-generation learning

This Conference is for:

Service providers, nonprofits, and government agencies interested in learning more about two-generation program interventions, the characteristics of "Two-Gen 2.0" approaches, and having discussions about collaborations and new approaches to address the needs of children and families
Community leaders, child and family advocates, and policy makers interested in improving local efforts to positively impact children and families in need by integrating education and workforce programs with high quality early education
Researchers, parents, educators, and professionals interested in learning about multidisciplinary research on social programs, the benefits of parent networks, and family strengths that promote healthy social and educational outcomes for families in poverty

Where is the Forum?

This year's forum will be held in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room at The University of Texas at Dallas (800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson TX 75080).

What is the cost of the Forum?

The cost of the forum is $25 (includes light breakfast and lunch) and $10 for faculty, staff, and students of UTD (Comet Card required at check-in). Scholarship opportunities are available. Please contact us at ccf@utdallas.edu for more information.

Will Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) be available?

Yes. This program has been approved for 3.5 contact hours of EIS continuing professional education credit. ECI approval of continuing professional education does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.

The Forum has been approved for 3.5 hours of continuing education credit for Social Workers, LPCs and LMFTs by the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

UT Dallas is an approved Continuing Education Provider for the State of Texas through the Texas Education Agency.

What is the schedule for the day?

A full schedule is located here.

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