Economic Causes and Consequences of Child Maltreatment Workshop
& Doris Duke Fellows Pre-Workshop Session

August 11–13, 2015, Madison, WI

August 12: Doris Duke Fellows Pre-Workshop Session

Doris Duke Fellow Paper Discussion #1

Moderator: Lonnie Berger, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Paper: Economic Insecurity and Intergenerational Risk among Former Foster Youth: Evidence from the Add Health and the NLSY97 (Leah Gjertson, Doris Duke Fellow, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Discussants: Nathanial Okpych, Doris Duke Fellow, University of Chicago; Deborah Daro, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Doris Duke Fellow Paper Discussion #2

Moderator: Jennifer Noyes, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Paper: Economic Conditions and Risk for Child Physical Abuse per Maternal Report: The Mediating Roles of Parenting Stress, Depression, and Domestic Violence (Aislinn Conrad-Hiebner, Doris Duke Fellow, University of Kansas)

Discussants: Cassandra Robertson, Doris Duke Fellow, Harvard University; Kristi Slack, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Doris Duke Fellow Paper Discussion #3

Moderator: Kristi Slack, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Paper: Harsh Physical Discipline as a Mediator between Income, Re-Reports, Out-of-Home Placement and Service Receipt (Megan Feely, Doris Duke Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis and Kristen Seay, Doris Duke Fellow, University of South Carolina)

Discussants: Emily Warren, Doris Duke Fellow, University of Wisconsin–Madison; Lonnie Berger, University of Wisconsin–Madison

August 12: Economic Causes and Consequences of Child Maltreatment Workshop

Session #1: Family Economic Resources, Child Maltreatment, and Child Welfare Involvement

Moderator: Lonnie Berger, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Papers:

  • Economic Determinants of Child Maltreatment in an Australian Population-Based Birth Cohort (Presenter: James C. Doidge, University of South Australia)
  • The Influence of Concrete Needs Relief on Child Welfare Program Engagement, Progress and Recurrence (Presenter: Whitney L. Rostad, Doris Duke Fellow, Georgia State University)
  • Child Welfare Involvement and Contexts of Poverty: The Role of Parental Adversities, Social Networks, and Social Services (Presenter: Kelley Fong, Harvard University)

Discussant: Teresa Rafael, MSW, Executive Director, National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds

Session #2: Neighborhood Socioeconomic Factors and Child Maltreatment

Moderator: Kristi Slack, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Papers:

  • Out-of-Home Placement and Regional Variationsin Poverty and Health and Social Services Spending: A Multilevel Analysis (Presenter: Tonino Esposito, University of Montreal)
  • Pathways of Risk and Resilience between Neighborhood Socioeconomic Conditions and Parenting (Presenter: Elizabeth A. Shuey, Doris Duke Fellow, Tufts University)
  • Intersections of Individual and Neighborhood Disadvantage: Implications for Child Maltreatment (Presenter: Sarah Font, University of Texas at Austin)

Discussant: Fred Wulczyn, Senior Research Fellow, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

August 13: Economic Causes and Consequences of Child Maltreatment Workshop, continued

Session #3: The Macro-Economy, Income-Related Policies and Child Maltreatment

Moderator: Kristi Slack, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Papers:

  • The Effect of Lowering Welfare Payment Ceilings on Children's Risk of Out-of-Home Placement (Presenter: Christopher Wildeman, Cornell University)
  • Money Matters: Does the Minimum Wage Affect Child Maltreatment Rates? (Presenter: Kerri M. Raissian, Doris Duke Fellow, University of Connecticut)
  • The Great Recession and Risk for Child Abuse and Neglect (Presenter: William Schneider, Doris Duke Fellow, Columbia University)

Discussant: Ken Taylor, Executive Director, Wisconsin Council on Children and Families

Session #4: Economic Factors and Out-of-Home Placement Outcomes

Moderator: Jennifer Noyes, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Papers:

  • The Impact of Income on Reunification among Families with Children in Out-of-Home Care (Presenter: JoAnn S. Lee, George Mason University)
  • Making Parents Pay: The Unintended Consequences of Charging Parents for Foster Care (Presenter: Steve Cook, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • The Effect of Monthly Stipend on the Placement Instability of Youth in Out of Home Care (Presenter: Jessica Pac, Columbia University)

Discussant: Meghan McCann, Policy Specialist, National Conference of State Legislatures

Workshop Session #5: Economic Outcomes for Foster Youth

Moderator: Lonnie Berger, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Papers:

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences and Life Opportunities: Time to Shift the Narrative (Presenter: Marilyn Metzler, Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Evaluation of Trends in Policy Aimed at Foster Youth: The Impact of Education and Training Vouchers (Presenter: Grace Bagwell Adams, University of Georgia)
  • Employment Outcomes of Young Parents Who Age Out of Foster Care (Presenter: Amy Dworsky, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago)
  • The Potential Educational Benefits of Extending Foster Care to Young Adults: Findings from a Natural Experiment (Presenter: Mark Courtney, University of Chicago)

Discussant: Wendy Henderson, Director, Office of Youth Services, Division of Safety and Permanence, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families