Wisconsin Family Impact Seminar #33

Helping Foster Kids Succeed:  State Strategies for Saving Lives, Saving Money

February 4, 2015

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Featured Speakers

Hilary Shager, Associate Director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison La Follette School of Public Affairs
Overview of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Mark Courtney, Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago and an Affiliated Scholar at Chapin Hall
Do the Benefits of Extending Foster Care to Age 21 Outweigh the Costs? Evidence from Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin

Mary Dozier, Amy E. DuPont Chair of Child Development at the University of Delaware                                                                                                                                                                                       Offsetting Toxic Stress by Training Parents of Infants and Young Children in Foster Care: The ABC Program Operating in 11 States

Patricia Chamberlain, Science Director an dSenior Researcher at Oregon Social Learning Center
Strong Parenting, Successful Youth:  The Parent Training 10 States are Providing to Foster Families