COUNCIL ON CONTEMPORARY FAMILIES ANNUAL CONFERENCE
co-sponsored by the University-Based Child and Family Policy Consortium
Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Hotel
APRIL 27-28, 2012
Crossing Boundaries: Public and Private Roles in Assuring Child Well-Being
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Friday, April 27
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Session One: Differential response to child abuse and neglect: Where is Illinois and what can we learn from other states? (The 2012 Illinois Family Impact Seminar)
- "Differential Response in Illinois- What Is It?"
- Womazetta Jones, Project Director, Differential Response, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
- Kory May, Differential Response Supervisor for the Southern Region, Illinois Department of Children and Family Service
- "Differential Response: Sounds Great, But Does it Work?"
- Tamara Fuller, Director, Children and Family Research Center, School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- "State Legislative Experience with Differential Response"
- Kelly Crane, Child Welfare Policy Specialist, National Conference of State Legislatures
- "Seven Years of Differential Response: Lessons Learned about Implementing Programs that Serve Vulnerable Youth"
- Moderator: Joel Rosch, Senior Research Scholar, Policy Liaison, Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University
Break (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
10:30 AM - 12:00 noon
Session Two: Structural and Individual Risks for Child Maltreatment and Child Welfare System Involvement
- "How Neighborhoods Influence Child Maltreatment: Multiple Pathways and Policy Implications"
- Jim Spilsbury, Director, Academic Development Core
- Jill Korbin, Director of the Schubert Center for Child Studies and Co-Director of the Childhood Studies Program, Case Western Reserve University
- Claudia J. Coulton, Lillian F. Harris Professor of Urban Social Research, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University
- "Geographic and Temporal Variation in the Investigations of Abuse and Neglect Reports in Chicago"
- Robert Goerge, Senior Research Fellow, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
- "Racial Bias or Differential Risk? Deconstructing Racial Disparities in the Child Welfare System"
- Alan Dettlaff, Assistant Professor, Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Moderator: Amy Claessens, Assistant Professor, Harris School, University of Chicago
Lunch (12:00 noon - 1:15 PM)
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Session Three: Strategies for Improving Child Welfare Programs and Child Well-Being
- "Community Intervention Approaches for Youth Chronically Exposed to Violence"
- GiShawn Mance, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, American University
- "Translational Research and Child Maltreatment Prevention"
- John Eckenrode, Professor and Director Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, Cornell University
- "Steps to a Decision Making Ecology: Implications for Child Welfare Prevention and Intervention"
- John Fluke, Director, Child Protection Research Center at the American Humane Association; Vice President, Children's Innovation Institute; Scholar in Residence, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver
- Moderator: Julie Spielberger, Research Fellow, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
Break (2:45 PM - 3:00 PM)
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Session Four: Public and Private Spheres: Implications for Public Support and Caseworker Practice in Child Welfare
Reception at Crowne Plaza, with Media Awards and Keynote address (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
- CCF 10th Annual Media Awards
- "The Politics of Racial Disparities in Child Welfare"
- Keynote speaker, Dorothy Roberts, Kirkland & Ellis Professor, Northwestern University Law School Professor, Department of African-American Studies and Sociology, Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, on "The Politics of Racial Disparities in Child Welfare"
Saturday, April 28
Session One: Plenary Keynote (9:00 AM - 9:45 AM)
Introduction by Barbara Fiese, Professor, Human Development and Family Studies;Pampered Chef, Ltd. Endowed Chair in Family Resiliency; Director, Family Resiliency Center, University of Illinois at Urbana
Break (9:45 AM - 10:00 AM)
Session Two: Breakout Workshops on Engaging with the Media (10:00 AM - 12:00 noon)
- Stephanie Coontz, Co-Chair and Director of Research and Public Education of the Council on Contemporary Families, History and Women's Studies, The Evergreen State College
- Pepper Schwartz, Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington
- Josh Coleman, Co-Chair of the Council on Contemporary Families, Psychologist, San Francisco Bay Area
- Virginia Rutter, Associate Professor of Sociology, Framingham State University
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