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Poverty Seminar Series

October 05, 2021

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Upcoming Speakers

For many low-income families, the COVID-19 pandemic has translated into lost jobs and decreased work hours, putting a strain on already scarce resources. The resulting consequences of such income loss include food insecurity, stress and anxiety, as well as children’s emotional and behavioral problems. During this seminar series, faculty of various disciplines will provide insights into what we can do to address these harmful effects of COVID-19. These experts will present and discuss how different policy interventions affect families’ well-being, specifically when looking at key outcomes such as parental engagement and child development. Following the speakers’ research presentation, participants will have the opportunity to engage in a Q&A.

  • Friday, October 15 – Julia Henly will present “Policy Measures to Increase Child Care Stability for Low-Income Families: Equity Impacts of Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Reform.”
  • Friday, November 19 – Eliza Forsythe

This series is hosted by the School of Social Work in partnership with the Center for Social and Behavioral Sciences. CEU’s available for LCSW/LSW and LCPC/LPC.


Past Workshops

SSW – CSBS  Poverty Seminar Series Speaker: Ariel Kalil


The first seminar in this series featured University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Dr. Ariel Kalil discussing her research on how parents make decisions to spend time, money, attention, and affection, promoting their child’s development, and why these decision are likely to differ by parental advantage.

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