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Conference Schedule

Day 1: Monday, April 18

8:30 am Registration Check In

 

9:00 - 9:15 am

 

 

Welcome

Lynn Videka, Dean and Professor, NYU Silver School of Social Work

Michelle R. Munson, Associate Professor and Co-Host, NYU Silver School of Social Work

Mark Courtney, Professor and Co-Host, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

 

9:20 - 10:20 am

 

Opening Plenary
The Policy and Developmental Context of Extended Care: Lessons from Prior Research

Mark Courtney, Professor and Co-Host, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

10:30 - 11:30 am

 

Panel 1: Social Connections with Family, Peers, and Intimate Partners

Andrew Zinn, Assistant Professor, University of Kansas School of Social Welfare

Susan Grundberg, Executive Director and CEO, You Gotta Believe

Anni Keane, Director, Nobody Ages Out Youth Movement, You Gotta Believe

Rosie Williams, Young Adult

 

 

11:30 - 12:30 pm

 

 

 

 

Lunch
Panel 2: Youth Engagement

Lionel D. Scott, Jr., Associate Professor, Georgia State University School of Social Work

Michelle R. Munson, Associate Professor and Co-Host, NYU Silver School of Social Work

Clark Peters, Assistant Professor, University of Missouri

Anthony Turner, Young Adult

 

 

12:30 - 2:00 pm

 

 

 

Panel 3: Employment and Education

Michael Pergamit, Senior Fellow in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population, The Urban Institute

Saroya Friedman-Gonzalez, Executive Director, New Yorkers for Children

Howard Knoll, Casey Family Programs

Shavonn Wheeler, Young Adult

Day 2: Tuesday, April 19

8:30 am Registration Check In
9:00 - 9:05 am

Welcome Back

Michelle R. Munson, Associate Professor and Co-Host, NYU Silver School of Social Work

Mark Courtney, Professor and Co-Host, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

9:05 - 9:30 am INTRAC
The International Research Network on the Transitions to Adulthood from Care: Lessons From a Decade of Cross-National Research on Care Leaving

John Pinkerton, Professor of Child and Family Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland
9:30 - 11:00 am

Panel 4: Health and Mental Health Among Forster Youth in Transition

Curtis McMillen, Professor, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

Kym Ahrens, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington

Julie Shapiro, Executive Director, The Door

Jen Miles, Young Adult

11:00 - 12:00 pm

Panel 5: Pregnancy and Parenting Among Foster Youth in Transition

Sarah Narendof, Assistant Professor, University of Houston

Linda Lausell Bryant, Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU Silver School of Social Work

Rekisha Jones, Young Adult

Michelle Washington, Young Adult

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Lunch
Special Session: Fostering Media Connections

Daniel Heimpel, Lecturer, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California Berkeley; Founder, Fostering Media Connections

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Panel 6: Living Arrangements for Young Adults Transitioning From Care

Amy Dworsky, Research Fellow, Chapin Hall, University of Chicago

Denise Hinds, Associate Executive Director, Foster Care, Juvenile Justice and Supportive Housing Division, Good Shepherd Service

Shantice Boothe, Young Adult

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Panel 7: State of Policy and Interventions for Youth in Extended Care

Mark Courtney, Professor and Co-Host, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

Sarah Hurley, Research Director, Youth Villages, Memphis Tennessee

Catherine Heath, Child and Family Specialist, Children’s Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Panel 8: Closing: Bringing it Back to Making Extended Care Work

Mark Courtney, Professor and Co-Host, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

Gladys Carrión, Commissioner, Administration for Children’s Services

Trudy Festinger, Professor, NYU Silver School of Social Work

Contact

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New York, NY 10003

Email: silver.continuingeducation@nyu.edu
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