Advancing States' Child Indicators Initiatives: Meeting Agendas

05/03/2005

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Meeting of 1998/99 HHS State Grantees

November 16 -17, 1998

The Chapin Hall Center for Children
University of Chicago,
1313 East 60th Street,
Chicago, Illinois 60637

 

Monday, November 16th
9:15-10:00 REGISTRATION, COFFEE & MUFFINS
10:00-11:00 WELCOME, OPENING REMARKS, AND INTRODUCTIONS
Harold Richman, Chapin Hall
Martha Moorehouse, ASPE/HHS
Jody McCoy, ASPE/HHS
Ann Segal, ASPE/HHS
Mairead Reidy, Chapin Hall
11:00-1:00 SESSION 1:
INDICATOR CONCEPTUALIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Moderator: Harold Richman, Chapin Hall
Lead States: Delaware, Georgia
Reactant States: Minnesota, Utah
Open Round Table on School Readiness
1:30-3:00 SESSION 2: WORKING LUNCH
USING AN INDICATOR FRAMEWORK TO MONITORWELFARE REFORM
Moderator: Bong Joo Lee, Chapin Hall
Martha Moorehouse, ASPE/HHS
Jody McCoy, ASPE/HHS
Tom Corbett, Institute for Research on Poverty
Reactant States: Maryland, Rhode Island
3:30-5:30 SESSION 3
THE USES OF INDICATORS IN THE POLICY-MAKING PROCESS
Moderator: Fred Wulczyn, Chapin Hall
Lead Speaker: Con Hogan, Secretary, Vermont Agency of Human Services, and President of the Board, American Public Human Services Association
Lead State: Florida
Reactant States: Hawaii, New York
5:30-6:30 RECEPTION
Tuesday, November 17th
8:30-9:00 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:00-11:00 SESSION 4
TECHNOLOGICAL, ANALYTICAL, AND DATA AVAILABILITY ISSUES IN INDICATOR DEVELOPMENT
Moderator: Robert M. Goerge, Chapin Hall
Lead States: Vermont, West Virginia
Reactant States: Alaska, Maine
11:15-1:00 SESSION 5
CROSS-STATE DISCUSSION OF MEETING STATE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE NEEDS AND NEXT STEPS
Facilitators: Harold Richman, Mairead Reidy, Chapin Hall
1:00-2:00 LUNCH and ADJOURN

 

Meeting of 1998/99 HHS State Grantees

April 28-30, 1999

The Chapin Hall Center for Children
The University of Chicago
1313 East 60th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Wednesday, April 28, 1999
12:00 P.M. REGISTRATION
12:30-2:00 LUNCH AND OPENING SESSION
Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Introductions
Harold Richman, Chapin Hall
Martha Moorehouse, ASPE/HHS
Ann Segal, ASPE/HHS
Jody McCoy, ASPE/HHS
Mairead Reidy, Chapin Hall
2:00-2:15 BREAK
2:15-5:15 SESSION 1
Track 1: Process Management and Communication:
Room 1A Public Engagement in the Indicator Process, 1
Moderator: Ada Skyles, Chapin Hall
Resource Person: Janet Bittner, Carl Vinson
Institute of Government, University of Georgia

Track 2: Indicator Development:
Room 1B Welfare Reform
Moderator: Mairead Reidy, Chapin Hall
Resource Person: Larry Aber, School of Public Health, and National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University

Track 3: Data Issues:
Room 3A Data Sharing, Interagency Agreements and Confidentiality
Moderators/Resource People: Robert Goerge and Bong Joo Lee, Chapin Hall

5:15-6:00 RECEPTION--4th floor
Thursday, April 29, 1999
9:00-9:30 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:30-12:30 SESSION 2
Track 1: Process Management and Communication:
Room 1A Indicator Use in the Creation of Overall Goals
Moderator: Fred Wulczyn, Chapin Hall
Resource People: Con Hogan, Vermont Agency of Human Services and American Public Human Services Association
Ralph Hamilton, Collins Center for Public Policy, Palm Beach County, Florida

Track 2: Indicator Development:
Room 1B Child Care
Moderator: Mairead Reidy, Chapin Hall
Resource Person: Ann Dryden Witte, Department of Economics, Florida International University

Track 3: Data Issues:
Room 3A Data Management and Linkage across Programs and Agencies
Moderators/Resource People: Robert Goerge and Bong Joo Lee, Chapin Hall

12:30-2:00 LUNCH
2:00-2:15 BREAK
2:15-5:00 SESSION 3
Track 1: Process Management and Communication:
Room 1A Public Engagement in the Indicator Process, 2 (continuation of Session 1)
Moderator: Ada Skyles, Chapin Hall
Resource Person: Janet Bittner, Carl Vinson
Institute of Government, University of Georgia

Track 2: Indicator Development:
Room 1B School Readiness, Health and Well Being, 1
Moderator: Harold Richman, Chapin Hall
Resource Person: Martha Zaslow, Child Trends

Track 3: Data Issues:
Room 3A Data Analysis
Moderator/Resource: Fred Wulczyn, Chapin Hall

Friday, April 30, 1999
9:00-9:30 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:30-12:30 SESSION 4
Track 1: Process Management and Communication:
Room 3A Technology and Indicators
Moderator: Fred Wulczyn, Chapin Hall
Resource People: Jim Ramstrom, Minnesota Planning,
David Murphey, Vermont Agency of Human Services, Planning Division
John Ferrara, Research Analyst, Vermont Department Education

Track 2: Indicator Development: School Readiness
Room 1B Health and Well Being 2 (continuation of Session 3)
Moderator: Harold Richman, Chapin Hall
Resource Person: Martha Zaslow, Child Trends

Track 3: Data Issues:
Room 1A Survey Use and Development
Moderator: Allen Harden, Chapin Hall
Resource Person: William McCready, Northern Illinois University, and Public Opinion Laboratory

12:30-2:30 LUNCH AND CLOSING SESSION
Meeting Review, Next Steps, and Year Two Funding
Harold Richman, Chapin Hall
Mairead Reidy, Chapin Hall
Martha Moorehouse, ASPE/HHS
Jody McCoy, ASPE/HHS

 

Meeting of the 1999 - 2000 HHS State Grantees

May 3 - 5, 2000

The Chapin Hall Center for Children
The University of Chicago
1313 East 60th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Wednesday, May 3, 2000
12:00-12:30 REGISTRATION
12:30-2:30 LUNCH AND OPENING SESSION
Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Introductions

International Perspective: Asher Ben-Arieh, associate director of the National Council for the Child in Israel, and editor of the State of the Child in Israel, directs an international project entitled "Monitoring and Measuring Child Well Being." Asher will describe the work of this project and offer us an international perspective on our own work.

2:30-3:00 BREAK
3:00-5:00 SESSION I
From Concept to Indicator: (Allen Harden, Chapin Hall Center for Children)
Each state has now spent two years or more developing a system of indicators, and each has faced a complex set of issues and decisions in the course of implementing these measures of child well being. How do we appraise our progress, identify critical remaining issues, and decide where to focus our next efforts? In this session, a conceptual model will be presented to help frame these discussions, and relate indicator work to other modes of learning about the status of children. Discussion will include a review of the general topic of indicator development, including guidelines, strategies, and limits for indicators of child well being.
5:00-6:00 RECEPTION
Chapin Hall is hosting will host a reception on the fourth floor. following the first conference day. In addition to beverages and hors d'oeuvres, states will have an opportunity to display products/publications relevant to indicators and measures of child well being are on display.
Thursday, May 4, 2000
9:00-9:30 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:30-10:45 SESSION II, Special Topics , Part I
1. Data Linkage (Room 1-B)
Bong Joo Lee, Chapin Hall Center for Children
2. Data Mining (Room 245)
Robert Goerge, Chapin Hall Center for Children
3. Small Area Analysis (Room 3- A)
Fred Wulczyn and and John Dilts, Chapin Hall Center for Children
4. Revisiting School Readiness and Promotional Indicators (Room 1- A)
Mairead Reidy, Chapin Hall Center for Children
Beatrice A. Colón, Illinois Illinois State Board of Education
10:45-11:00 BREAK
11:00-12:15 SESSION II, Special Topics, Part II
1. Urban Survey (Room 245)
Kristin Shook, Institute for Policy Research, Northwester University
2. Data Standardization (Room 1- B)
Allen Harden, Chapin Hall Center for Children
3. Interpretation of Data (Room 1- A)
Robert Goerge and Bong Joo Lee, Chapin Hall Center for Children
12:15-2:00 LUNCH
2:00-5:00 SESSION III
From Indicators to Outcomes: Considerations and Strategies for Communities: (Ada Skyles, Chapin Hall Center for Children; Arlene Andrews, Institute for Families in Society, University of South Carolina; Michael Bennett, Egan Urban Center, DePaul University; Jennifer Jewiss, University of Vermont; David Murphey, Vermont Agency of Human Services; Mary Nelson, Bethel New Life, Inc)

Community-based organizations and other community actors are prime audiences for and potential users of the information represented by indicators. This session will briefly recap discussions from earlier meetings on making indicator data accessible and useful to communities, and then move on to the next level of development: How can we help communities move from indicators to outcomes? That is, how can indicator data be made a real force in community action? This session will take up the range of effective and appropriate roles for states in support of this goal, both in working with communities to understand the reality behind the data and in helping communities interpret data and employ it for their own purposes. We expect to inform discussion from a number of perspectives, including state government, community-based organizations, and the research community, and to cover a range of focuses for action (rural, urban, etc.)--all with the intention of further informing discussion and action at the community level. Communication: Community-based organizations and other community actors are prime audiences for and potential users of the information represented by indicators. This session will recap discussions from earlier meetings on making indicator data accessible and useful to communities, and then move on to the next level of development: How can communities move from indicators to outcomes? That is, how can indicator data be made a real force in community action? What is the range of activities communities can undertake (or have undertaken) to foster data-based discussion and action? And what is the range of effective and appropriate roles for states in support of this goal? Finally, In addition to addressing these questions, we expect to take some time to discuss the ability of communities' to complement indicators with additional other forms of information (e.g., from structured observations, focus groups, or surveys) , either obtained from others or generated by the communities, to further inform discussion and action at the community level.

Friday, May 5, 2000
9:00-9:30 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:30-12:00 SESSION IV
Institutionalizing and Sustaining the Use of Indicators: (Fred Wulczyn, Chapin Hall Center for Children; David Ayer, Maryland Governor's Office for Children, Youth and Families; Thomas Darling, Schaefer Center for Public Policy, University of Baltimore; Christine Johnson, Learning Systems Institute, Florida State University; Jim Witherspoon, Maryland Department of Human Resources).
This session focuses on how to extend the use of indicators both internal and external to government. State experiences will be presented to describe how agencies can use indicators to sharpen state policy and program development within government and in government's relationships with communities.
12:00-2:00 LUNCH AND CLOSING SESSION
At lunch we will hear from our ASPE colleagues leading this project . Additionally, participating states will briefly summarize their current indicator initiatives, and share their , and from each state the expectations for future initiatives relevant to indicators of child well being. indicator work over the next few years.

ASPE Indicators Meeting

May 30-June 1, 2001

The Chapin Hall Center for Children
The University of Chicago
1313 East 60th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637

 

Wednesday, May 30, 2001
12:00-12:15 REGISTRATION
12:15- 1:00 LUNCH AND OPENING SESSION
Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Introductions (Room 1-A)
1:00-3:00 The factors and contexts that influence how indicators get used in states-with a reflection on how to survive changes in leadership. (Room 1-A)
Session Coordinator: Harold Richman, Chapin Hall.
Guest Speaker: Cornelius D. Hogan, Senior Consultant, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore.
3:00-3:15 BREAK
3:15-5:15 Growing an outcomes based culture within communities. (Room 1-A)
Session Coordinator: Mairead Reidy.Ada Skyles, Chapin Hall.
Presenter: David Murphey, Senior Policy Analyst, Vermont Agency of Human Service.
5:15-6:15 RECEPTION
Chapin Hall is hosting will host a reception on the fourth floor. following the first conference day. In addition to beverages and hors d'oeuvres, states will have an opportunity to display products/publications from participating states relevant to indicators and measures of child well being are onwill be on display.
Thursday, May 31 , 2001
9:00-9:30 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9: 30-11:45 The role of indicators as a reference tool in policy planning, development and evaluation -- with an emphasis on how indicators have played into past legislation or executive reform change and the role they might play in future change. (Room 1-A)
Session Coordinator: Fred Wulczyn, Chapin Hall.
Guest Speakers: Christine Ferguson, Director of Rhode Island Department of Human Services. James Dimas, Senior Associate, Casey Strategic Consulting Group, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore.
11:45-1:00 LUNCH
1:00-2:30 BREAK OUT SESSION I
A) Use of the Census 2000 for indicators at the state and local level. (Room 1-A)
Session Coordinator: Allen Harden, Chapin Hall.
Guest Speaker: Cynthia Taeuber, Program Policy Advisor, University of Baltimore and the Census Bureau.
B) Legal and ethnical issues in data linking. (Meeting room 1-B)
Session Coordinator and Presenter: Robert Goerge, Chapin Hall.
2:30-2:45 BREAK
2:45- 4:15 BREAK OUT SESSION II
A) How to train community partners on how to use data, and how to identify and deal with pitfalls. (Room 1-A)
Session Coordinator: Bong Joo Lee, Chapin Hall.
Presenter: David Murphey, Senior Policy Analyst, Vermont Agency of Human Service.
B) Use of indicators to track Welfare Reform. (Room 3A)
Session Coordinator: Mairead Reidy, Chapin Hall.
Guest Speaker: Larry Aber, NCCP Director, School of Public Health National Center for Children in Poverty.
Presenter: Martha Moorehouse, Director, Division of Children and Youth Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
4:15- 4: 30 BREAK
4:30-5:30 International Indicators update. (Room 1-A)
Session Coordinators and Presenters: Robert Goerge, Mairead Reidy, Chapin Hall and Larry Aber, School of Public Health National Center for Children in Poverty.
Friday, June 1, 2001
8:30-9:00 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:00-10:30 BREAK OUT SESSION III
A) Update on school readiness indicators and the use of indicators in early childhood initiatives. (Room 1-A)
Session Coordinator: Mairead Reidy, Chapin Hall.
Guest Speaker: John Love, Senior Fellow, Mathematica Policy Research. Presenters: Cathie Walsh and Elizabeth Burke Bryant, Rhode Island Kidscount.
B) Generating new knowledge from linked administrative data. (Meeting room 1-B)
Presenter: Bong Joo Lee, Chapin Hall.
10:30-10:45 BREAK
10:45-1:00 How to use the Web to collect and distribute indicators. (Room 1-A)
Session Coordinator: Fred Wulczyn, Chapin Hall.
Guest Speaker: Dean Duncan, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
1:00-1:15 BREAK AND PICK UP BOX LUNCHES
1:15-2:00 CLOSING REMARKS
Harold Richman, Chapin Hall
Mairead Reidy, Chapin Hall
Martha Moorehouse, ASPE.
2:00 MEETING ADJOURNS