Join CPR director, Dr. Jessica Pearson, and CPR economist, Dr. Jane Venohr, at the 2018 NCSEA Policy Forum in Washington D.C., February 14 -17. Dr. Pearson, as co-director of the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (frpn.org), is leading a discussion among state and county child support programs that have or are interested in developing a statewide (or county-wide) fatherhood network. Dr. Venohr will be presenting on the gig economy and other trends affecting the application of state child support guidelines. Dr. Venohr is also one of the co-chairs of the 2018 Policy Forum (see http://www.ncsea.org/2018-ncsea-policy-forum-detailed-schedule/ for a conference agenda.)
Join Dr. Venohr for:
Plenary IV: Disruptive Demographics and The Brave New Work World
Demographic changes including the aging of the population, declining marriage, the rise of single person and multi-generational households all impact the clients that have traditionally been the core population of our child support program. At the same time, the increasing automation of traditional jobs and the instability of employment in a gig economy have significantly changed the employment landscape for many Americans. These demographic and employment changes shake the foundation of our social programs – who we deliver services to, how their families are structured and supported, and the role of reliable, regular child support in meeting the needs of families and children in this evolving new world.
Moderator: Phyllis Nance; Speakers: Jen Fifield, Craig Burshem, Jane Venohr, Michael Horrigan
Dr. Pearson and Dr. Venohr will facilitate:
Exploring Opportunities for Multi-Agency Efforts to Improve Outcomes for Children through Father Engagement
The Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN) wants to hear from local and state child support directors to discuss effective ways to promote father engagement in programs and policies for low-income children and families at the local and state level. Can child support agencies play a key role in 2-Gen/Whole Family and other multi-agency initiatives to promote more integrated service delivery and remove policy barriers? How can FRPN help interested states? In the next year, FRPN anticipates working with interested sites to convene multiple stakeholders, develop action plans to better integrate father engagement, identify coordinated service and braided funding opportunities, explore the use of child support incentives, and develop measures of father engagement to track the progress of the initiative and its accomplishments. Funded by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, FRPN aims to improve the quality of research on fatherhood and promote fatherhood practice that is informed by strong research. FRPN is co-directed by Jay Fagan, Professor of Social Work, Temple University and Jessica Pearson, Director, Center for Policy Research, Denver, CO.