Annie E. Casey Foundation, Ash Center, & Wiener Center Sponsor Policy Impact Forum Convening City Policymakers

Contact: Kate Hoagland
Phone: 617-495-4347
Date: August 03, 2010

The policy impact forum “Improving Child Well-Being: What Cities Can Do” will be held on Thursday, August 5 at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. This half-day forum will examine innovations in child well-being policies and emphasize increasing and improving municipal responses to the needs of young children and their families. This forum will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. ET on the fifth floor of the Taubman Building, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge.

“Faced with unemployment, failing schools, and deteriorating neighborhoods, our nation’s families are struggling to stay afloat and get the social services they need,” said Anthony Saich, director of the Ash Center. “In convening this forum, we hope to highlight effective and efficient social service delivery models that can be adopted across the country.”

The event will be made up of three interactive panel discussions moderated by Julie Wilson, the Harry Kahn Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and director of the Malcom Wiener Center for Social Policy. Discussions will address successful and innovative models for keeping kids in the home instead of foster care and juvenile delinquency facilities; creative solutions for encouraging youth to be involved in decision making and civic opportunities; and examples of consolidating and improving synergies across treatment agencies.

Full schedule and information here.

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