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2023 National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Workshop

Sunday, October 8, 2023 – Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel, Salt Lake City, UT

Abt is a proud Gold sponsor of the 2023 National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Workshop. Our experts will be onsite sharing the latest research on important topics such as mitigating racial bias in the low-wage workforce, addressing COVID-19 challenges in community collaborations work, and evaluating how guaranteed income payments are used to benefit children’s development and long-term growth. 

Stop by our booth and connect with our experts!

Abt at the 2023 National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Workshop


Monday, October 9

9:15 - 10:30 a.m. | Powder Mountain/Solitude
Session: Tennessee TANF Opportunity Pilots: An Exciting State Learning Laboratory
Racial Bias in Low-Wage Work: Understanding Sources of Bias and Potential Mitigation Strategies
Presenter: Marissa Cuellar; Co-Authors: David Kaz, Andrew Clarkwest, Karin Martinson, Blake Dohrn, Holly Harris, Maureen Sarna
Structural Barriers in Low-Wage Work: Implications for Understanding Employment Programs
Presenter: Deena Schwartz

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m | Brighton
Session: Responding to COVID-19: Innovative Program Adaptations
Addressing COVID-19 Challenges: Lessons Learned from Child Welfare Community Collaborations Grantees
Presenter: Rachel Cook; Co-Authors: Colette Tano, Carolyn Layzer, Allison Hyra (Westat), and Michelle Blocklin
Adapting Health Profession Opportunity Grants in Response to COVID-19
Presenter: Radha Roy; Co-Author: Robin Koralek

Tuesday, October 10

9:15 – 10:30 a.m.| Snowbird
Inequity in Access to Unemployment Insurance, Retirement Plans, and Family Medical Leave Act
Presenter: Radha Roy

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. | Bryce/Canyons
Plenary: Beyond Methods and into Humanity: What if research rocked our orientation?
Moderator: Anna Jefferson

2:00 - 3:15 p.m. | Deer Valley
Session: Employment Services for People in Recovery from Substance Use Disorder: Findings from Building Evidence on Employment Strategies
Integrating Employment Services with Substance Use Treatment and Recovery: The Experiences of Five Programs
Presenter: Hannah Betesh
Providing Employment Services to Individuals in Recovery: Lessons from Addiction Recovery Care (ARC)
Presenter: Hannah Engle

2:00 - 3:15 p.m. | Sundance
Panel: Practical Considerations in Community Engagement in Human Services Research
Presenters: Deena Schwartz, Brooke Abrams, Anna Jefferson, AshLee Smith

3:30 – 4:45 p.m. | Snowbird
Supporting Benefit and Tax Credit Access
Moderator: Hannah Betesh

Wednesday, October 11

10:15 - 11:30 a.m. | Sundance
Session: Insights for Human Services from Rural Workforce Programs, Self-Sufficiency Transitions and Guaranteed Income
Moderator: Deena Schwartz
Guaranteed Income and Child Welfare in the South
Presenter: Tresa Kappil
Challenges and Opportunities for Workforce Programs in Rural Areas: Evidence from HPOG 2.0 Programs
Presenters: Doug Walton and Radha Roy

10:15 – 11:30 a.m. | Snowbird
Examining Wage Theft, the Social Safety Net and Bias in Qualitative Data Analysis
Moderator: Hannah Betesh

NAWRS Committee Members:
Hannah Betesh, Board Member and Co-Chair of the NAWRS Virtual Events Committee
Deena Schwartz, Program Committee Member

Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel, Salt Lake City, UT