June 2-3, 2014-Bridging Policies for Young Children and Families in Washington, DC

Monday, June 2

1:00 p.m.    Welcome Remarks

Alexandra Cawthorne, Senior Policy Analyst, NGA Center for Best Practices
Lisa Klein, Executive Director, The Alliance for Early Success
Shelley Waters Boots, Senior Consultant, Annie E. Casey Foundation
1:30 p.m.    Taking Advantage of Flexibility in Federal Programs to Benefit Children and Families: A Conversation with Mark Greenberg
Mark Greenberg, Acting Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Facilitator: Shelley Waters Boots, Senior Consultant, Annie E. Casey Foundation
2:15 p.m.     Current State of Research on Two Generation Strategies
Tara Smith, Research Associate, Ray Marshall Center, University of Texas at Austin
Ron Haskins, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
Don Hernandez, Professor, Department of Sociology, Hunter College
Facilitator: LaDonna Pavetti, Vice President, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
3:45 p.m.    On-the-Ground Innovations in Serving Children and Families
Steven Dow, Executive Director, Community Action Project of Tulsa County (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
Gail Hayes, Director, Atlanta Civic Site; Senior Consultant, Annie E. Casey Foundation
Megan Smith, Professor of Psychiatry & Director, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven MOMS Partnership
Facilitator: Frank Farrow, Director, Center for the Study of Social Policy
4:45 p.m.    State Policy Implications Panel
Keri Batchelder, Two Generation Manager, Colorado Department of Human Services
Bobby Cagle, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
Charles Sallee, Deputy Director, New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee
Respondent: Nisha Patel, Deputy Director, Ascend at the Aspen Institute
Facilitator: Olivia Golden, Executive Director, Center for Law and Social Policy

Tuesday, June 3  

8:00 a.m.    Invitation-Only State Policymaker Breakfast with Annie E. Casey Foundation
Shelley Waters Boots, Senior Consultant, Annie E. Casey Foundation (Presenter).
9:30 a.m.    Roundtable Discussions
12:00 p.m.    Pop-up Reflections
1:00 p.m.    State Priorities
2:00 p.m.    State Priorities Report-Out
2:45 p.m.    Concluding Remarks
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