Wednesday, May 30, 2018 to Friday, June 01, 2018| 9:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM ET
Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has convened the Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) to present the latest findings from evaluations or programs, policies, and services that support low-income and vulnerable families on the path to economic self-sufficiency.
The next RECS will be held on May 30-June 1, 2018 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Attendees will hear the latest findings from evaluations of social welfare programs and policies, discuss ways to incorporate findings into the design and implementation of programs, and develop strategies for future evaluations.
The conference focuses on programs, policies and services that support low-income and vulnerable families on the path to economic self-sufficiency and well-being. Past conferences have featured presentations on topics including:
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Education, Training, and Success in the Labor Market
- Child and Youth Well-Being
- Fatherhood, Relationships, and Strengthening Families
- Evaluating Social Programs: Building and Using Evidence
- Approaches to Alleviate Poverty and Strengthen the Safety Net
The conference is intended for a broad audience, including State and local government administrators, Federal officials and policymakers, and researchers. While conference sessions focused on research and evaluation, they have policy and practice applications. A number of sessions were designed to support policymakers and practitioners in understanding, developing, and applying research, and several sessions spoke to the direct needs of practitioners. Attendees at the 2016 conference came from the Federal government, nonprofits, universities, research firms, State and local governments, and philanthropy.