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October 2010

The Policy Institute for Family Impact Seminars Welcomes a New Associate Director

The Board of Directors of the Policy Institute for Family Impact Seminars recently appointed Kristen Shook Slack the Institute’s new Associate Director. "Kristi is perfect for the position," according to Director Karen Bogenschneider, "because of her passion for building evidence-based policy to support and strengthen families in all their diversity across the lifespan." Professor Slack is a Professor and the Associate Director of the School of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has published her research in highly regarded scientific journals including Child Maltreatment and the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. She recently guest edited a special issue of Children and Youth Services Review on family economic well-being following passage of the 1996 welfare reform law. Professor Slack has also authored or co-authored 19 reports and publications designed to inform policy and practice. She has been PI or Co-PI of over $1.6 million of support for her research and outreach programs. Professor Slack is already involved in the activities of the Institute and will officially assume her responsibilities this summer.

January 2010

2010 Seminars

GA - The Middle Grades: Gateway to Dropout Prevention
WI - Workforce Development Policy: New Directions for States
MN - Evidence-Informed Policymaking: Increasing Outcomes and Accountability for Children, Youth and Families
LA - Connecting Business to Innovative Strategies for Poverty Reduction: Economic Benefits of Early Childhood Investments
IL - Illinois Social and Emotional Learning Standards: Celebrating Success and Moving Forward
MA - The Great Recession and Its Impact on Families
NC - School Suspension in North Carolina: Research and Policy Options
IA - Financial Literacy and Workforce Development for the Family

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