National Prevention Science Coalition hosts briefing on reducing poverty via evidence-based prevention science

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The National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives (NPSC) will host a briefing with nationally recognized experts on poverty.  Poverty is an urgent and multi-faceted problem that underlies, in part, the recent upheavals in several American cities (NPSC-Brief, Poverty-Effects, Reduce-Poverty, Policy-Implications ).

Our briefing speakers will focus on evidence-based prevention practices shown to a) improve individual and family economic security, b) lessen the negative effects of poverty (e.g., poor child development, academic failure, mental illness), and c) break the cycle of poverty across multiple generations.  These strategies can strengthen families and communities, help youth to develop successfully, and save taxpayer dollars. Congressional legislators will discuss their approach to poverty and its relevance to prevention.

This session on reducing poverty and preventing its detrimental effects should be of value to legislators/staffers, evaluators, practitioners, national and community organizations, and funders. 

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Welcome by Moderator: Dr. Diana Fishbein, C. Eugene Bennett Chair of Prevention Research at The Penn State University and Director of NPSC.

Personal Testimony

Expert Testimonies

Congressional legislators:

Discussion

**If you are unable to attend, check back on the NSPC website in 1-2 weeks for presentation videos and materials**

For more information about this briefing, contact Neil Wollman, Ph.D. Co-Director of National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives and Senior Fellow, Bentley University NWollman@Bentley.edu 260-568-0116.

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  1. Scott's avatar
    Scott
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    Laurie - For more information about this briefing, contact Neil Wollman, Ph.D. Co-Director of National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives and Senior Fellow, Bentley University NWollman@Bentley.edu 260-568-0116.
  2. Laurie Beckel's avatar
    Laurie Beckel
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    Will it be possible to listen in remotely to this briefing?
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