Breaking the Cycle of Intergenerational Poverty: Applying Insights from Neuroscience and Behavioral Science to Program Practice

Thursday, October 7 | 11:45am


  • Charles Carter, Deputy Director and Chief Strategy Officer, Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
  • Anthony Barrows, Vice President, ideas42
  • Nicki Ruiz de Luzuriaga, Associate Vice President of Capacity Building, Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath)

Jason Gortney, Director, Office of Innovation and Policy, Children’s Home Society of Washington

Strengthening adult capabilities is important for those who care about improving outcomes for low-income children. This panel presentation will focus on employing neuroscience and behavioral economics to program practice, and the applications for intergenerational work; more specifically why the neuroscience is significant and how a behavioral economics lens can shape the way programs are delivered. Attendees will come away with practical ways to integrate these approaches in an intergenerational frame.