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Moving beyond child poverty to promote family economic well-being

September 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

In this webinar, Child Trends and other leaders will unpack a decades-long decline in child poverty, and more recent shifts that followed COVID-19 aid, to probe how well common poverty indicators have captured changes in child and family well-being. After discussing the implications for policy and policy discourse, a panel of voices representing research, advocacy, direct service, philanthropy, and human services will share what it takes to build a social safety net focused on economic well-being rather than poverty, including sharing their own efforts.


The panelists at this event will be Raquel Hatter, EdD, managing director of the Human Services Program, The Kresge Foundation; Renee Ryberg, PhD, senior research scientist, Child Trends; Luke Shaefer, PhD, professor of public policy and director of policy solutions, University of Michigan; and Lillian Singh, MA, senior vice president of family economic mobility, Share Our Strength. Together, they’ll explore what it takes to build a social safety net focused on child and family economic well-being rather than poverty and share some ongoing initiatives to achieve this goal.  

The webinar will be moderated by Katherine Beckmann, PhD, MPH of The David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s Families and Communities program.