Briefing: Children in the Recession

Poverty & Family Economics

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9:00 am - 10:30 am

Russell Senate Office Building

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First Focus, in conjunction with Senator Bob Casey the Foundation for Child Development and PolicyLab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia invite you to a Congressional Briefing on Children in the Recession. This briefing is the first in a series of three briefings hosted by First Focus on improving child-well being in America.

Join us for a discussion of the impact of the recession on child health, food security, housing stability and child maltreatment. At the briefing, a new research paper by First Focus and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will be released and key findings will be presented.

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  • Donald J. Hernandez, PhD
    Senior Advisor, Foundation for Child Development and Professor, Department of Sociology Hunter College and the Graduate Center City University of New York
  • David Rubin, MD, MSCE
    Director of PolicyLab at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania, and an attending physician at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
  • Kathleen Noonan, JD
    Clinical Associate Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School, and Senior Advisor, PolicyLab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
  • John Cook, PhD, MA Ed
    Research Scientist and Principal Investigator, Children’s Health Watch and Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine.
  • Joy Moses, JD
    Senior Policy Analyst, Poverty and Prosperity Program, Center for American Progress.
  • Dr. Robert Sege, MD, PhD
    Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine and Director, Division of Ambulatory Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center.

MODERATOR: Bruce Lesley, President of First Focus

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First Focus would like to thank the Foundation for Child Development for their support in making this event possible.