Monday, October 8, 2012

Measuring Child Well-Being at the Neighborhood Level

From our friends at Chapin Hall
For those who wish to view the live webcast on October 17 at 10 AM EST, please follow this link to an email sign-up page. Instructions for viewing the webcast will be sent out via email 72 hours in advance of the event.

The webcast will also be available for viewing on the Chapin Hall website during the Child and Family Policy Forum.

Community-based organizations require reliable and interpretable data in order to improve services. The need for this has increased as government and foundations require more information about the outcomes of services for children and their families. At the same time, more and more data are becoming available. However, much of it is difficult to read and is fragmented across many organizations at the city, county, state, and federal levels. For example, there is more complex Census data available, but it is challenging to access and understand. Additionally, having greater access to other sources of data on the web presents community-based organizations with much information, but, without dependable analysis, little wisdom. Making sense of a seemingly overwhelming supply of data is critical for effective decision making by policymakers and practitioners invested in child well-being.
This forum will discuss the challenges community-based organizations face in accessing data and potential strategies for addressing these challenges. Please join us on Wednesday, October 17 for a discussion on the need for a research-informed perspective to help organizations make important choices wisely. 
Panelists
  • Robert Goerge, Senior Research Fellow, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
  • Alaina Harkness, Program Officer for Community and Economic Development in U.S. Programs, The MacArthur Foundation
  • Chris Brown, Director, New Communities Program, LISC Chicago
  • Nancy Ronquillo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Children's Home + Aid 
Moderator
  • Matthew Stagner, Executive Director, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
Register for the live webcast
A recording will be archived after the event on the Chapin Hall website.

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