Wisconsin Family Impact Seminars

The Wisconsin Family Impact Seminars are conducted by the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, with generous support from the UW–Madison Chancellor’s Office and Phyllis M. Northway fund. Between 1993 and 2016, the seminars were led by Karen Bogenschneider of the School of Human Ecology at UW–Madison. The Wisconsin Family Impact Seminars are currently led by Heidi Normandin, Director of the Wisconsin Family Seminars, and Bonnie MacRitchie, Public Affairs Outreach Specialist. More information can be found on the seminar website: wisfamilyimpact.org.

Seminar Date Topic
FIS38 January 2020 Strategies to Divert Adolescents with Behavioral Health Needs from the Juvenile Justice System
FIS37 March 2019 Building Strong Wisconsin Families: Evidence-Based Approaches to Address Toxic Stress in Children
FIS36 January 2018 Opportunities for Strengthening Wisconsin’s Workforce
FIS35 January 2017 A Place to Call Home:  Evidence-Based Strategies for Addressing Homelessness across Wisconsin
FIS 34 November 2015 Training Today’s Youth for Tomorrow’s Jobs
FIS 33 February 2015 Helping Foster Kids Succeed:  State Strategies for Saving Lives, Saving Money
FIS 32 January 2014 The Science of Early Brain Development: A Foundation for the Success of Our Children and the State Economy
FIS 31 February 2013 Preparing Wisconsin’s Youth for Success in the Workforce
FIS 30 October 2011 Positioning Wisconsin for the Jobs of the Future
FIS 29 January 2011 Evidence-Based Budgeting: Making Decisions to Move Wisconsin Forward
FIS 28 February 2010 Workforce Development Policy: New Directions for States
FIS 27 February 2009 Growing the State Economy: Evidence-Based Policy Options
FIS 26 January 2008 Looking Beyond the Prison Gate: New Directions in Prisoner Reentry
FIS 25 October 2007 Cost-Effective Approaches in Juvenile and Adult Corrections: What Works? What Doesn’t?
FIS 24 January 2007 Affordable Strategies to Cover the Uninsured: Policy Approaches from Other States
FIS 23 February 2006 Long-Term Care Reform: Wisconsin’s Experience Compared to Other States
FIS 22 October 2005 Medicaid: Who Benefits, How Expensive is It, and What are States Doing to Control Costs?
FIS 21 February 2005 Improving Health Care Quality While Curbing Costs
FIS 20 February 2004 A Policymaker’s Guide to School Finance: Approaches to Use and Questions to Ask
FIS 19 October 2003 Corrections Policy: Can States Cut Costs and Still Curb Crime?
FIS 18 January 2003 Rising Health Care Costs: Employer Purchasing Pools and Other Policy Options
FIS 17 January 2002 Early Childhood Care and Education: What Are States Doing?
FIS 16 March 2001 Designing a State Prescription Drug Benefit: Strategies to Control Costs
FIS 15 January 2001 Rising Prescription Drug Costs: Reasons, Needs and Policy Responses
FIS 14 January 2000 Helping Poor Kids Succeed: Welfare, Tax and Early Intervention Policies
FIS 13 October 1999 Raising the Next Generation: Public and Private Parenting Initiatives
FIS 12 February 1999 Long-Term Care: State Policy Perspectives
FIS 11 March 1998 Enhancing Educational Performance: Three Policy Alternatives
FIS 10 January 1998 Building Resiliency and Reducing Risk: What Youth Need from Families and Communities to Succeed
FIS 9 May 1997 Moving Families Out of Poverty: Employment, Tax and Investment Strategies
FIS 8 February 1997 Programs and Policies to Prevent Youth Crime, Smoking and Substance Use: What Works?
FIS 7 March 1996 Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: Programs that Work
FIS 6 November 1995 Child Support: The Effects of the Current System on Families
FIS 5 January 1995 Welfare Reform: Can Government Promote Parental Self-sufficiency While Ensuring the Well-being of Children?
FIS 4 May 1994 Promising Approaches for Addressing Juvenile Crime
FIS 3 January 1994 Can Government Promote Competent Parenting?
FIS 2 October 1993 Single Parenthood and Children’s Well-being
FIS 1 March 1993 Building Policies That Put Families First: A Wisconsin Perspective

Contact Information

  • Heidi Normandin
  • Director, Wisconsin Family Impact Seminars
  • Director of Legislative Outreach, La Follette School of Public Affairs
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 1225 Observatory Drive
  • Madison, WI 53706
  • (608) 263-2353
  • hjnorman@wisc.edu
  • Bonnie MacRitchie
  • Public Affairs Outreach Specialist
  • La Follette School of Public Affairs
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 1225 Observatory Drive
  • Madison, WI 53706
  • Bonnie.macritchie@wisc.edu