The “Disrupting the Poverty Cycle” Conference 2016 has been approved for 10 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number 71874.
Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development, Harvard University and Director, Harvard University Center on the Developing Child
Jack Shonkoff currently serves as chair of the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child and chairs the JPB Research Network on Toxic Stress.
Why You Should Attend
Alleviating poverty requires concerted effort at many levels, across multiple sectors. EMPath’s biennial Disrupting the Poverty Cycle Conference brings together top policy makers, researchers, and direct service practitioners, to share science-informed approaches, discuss innovative policy solutions, and build active networks that sustain enduring intergenerational exits from poverty. Our most important goal is to provide every attendee with at least two new ideas that can reshape and improve their work. What we learn, contribute, and apply to this vital work matters deeply to individual lives and the overall health and prosperity of nations.
View the Disrupting the Poverty Cycle: Breakthrough Interventions and Outcomes Conference 2016 schedule at a glance.
Organized by conference themes, the panel presentations, interactive workshops, plenary speakers, and facilitated roundtable conversation with foundation leaders will explore the breakthrough interventions and outcomes that lead to pathways out of poverty.
Presenters & Moderators
Find out more about the dynamic group of academics, advocates, artists, authors, entrepreneurs, practitioners, philanthropists, government officials, research scientists, and service providers from fields including public health, child development, social work, public policy, neuroscience, education, economics, and business.
Exchange Member Convening
This one-day convening will bring together members of EMPath’s learning network, the Economic Independence Exchange prior to the conference.