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Webinar--Federal Supports for Low-Income Student Parents: Spotlight on the Pregnancy Assistance Fund (July 25,2012)

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  • SPSI
When Jul 25, 2012
from 02:00 PM to 03:15 PM
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Federal Supports for Low-Income Student Parents:

Spotlight on the Pregnancy Assistance Fund

Hosted by the Institute for Women's Policy Research's
Student Parent Success Initiative (SPSI)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 2:00-3:15 p.m. E.T.

Register online (no cost)!

Too often the birth of a child brings an end to a young mother's education or leads those around her to give up on her prospects for college.

This webinar will feature a federal initiative, the Pregnancy Assistance Fund, that provides resources to help pregnant and parenting adolescents and young adults attain high school or college education. The webinar will focus on early program lessons and strategies used by grantees who work to encourage and support college education among young parents.

Join the conversation on Twitter! The Department of Health and Human Services (@hhsgov) and IWPR (@IWPResearch) will be live tweeting this event using the hashtag #PAFChat.

Speakers:

  • Evelyn Kappeler, Acting Director, Office of Adolescent Health, 
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Susan Warfield, Program Director, the Student Parent HELP Center, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • Jaimie Edwards-Caleb, Pregnancy Assistance Fund Grant Coordinator, Virginia Department of Health
  • Stephanie Davis, Director of the Office of Pregnant and Parenting Student Support (OPPSS), Southwest Virginia Community College
  • Tiffany Boiman, Senior Outreach and Policy Associate, IWPR (Moderator)

Topics include:

  • An overview of the Pregnancy Assistance Fund, its mission, scope and funding;
  • How states take leadership in program design, administering, scaling up, and replicating local initiatives; and
  • Perspectives from local program administrators regarding benefits, challenges and implementation experiences.

Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions and comments to be addressed by presenters near the end of the event.

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