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Transforming Youth Advocacy
March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
On March 24 at 12 PM (EST), please join us for “Transforming Youth Advocacy.” The event will feature three lightning talks by professors and researchers in UNC-Chapel Hill’s academic community, centered around how data science tools are applied to create safe, enriching environments for the growth and development of minors. Speakers will include Iheoma Iruka, Milton Suggs, and Emily Putnam-Hornstein.
These talks will be followed by a guided panel, an opportunity for questions and answers with the speakers, and a discussion with the data science community at UNC-Chapel Hill. Please register at the link below.Register Here
Our speakers for this month are as follows:
Research Professor, Department of Public Policy; Fellow at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG); and Founding Director of the Equity Research Action Coalition at FPG (the Coalition)
Iheoma U. Iruka (pronounced EE-OMAH EE-ROO-KAH), PhD, is a Research Professor in the Department of Public Policy, a Fellow at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) and the Founding Director of the Equity Research Action Coalition at FPG (the Coalition). She is leading projects and initiatives focused on ensuring that minoritized children and children from low-income households, especially Black children, are thriving.
Data Scientist, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
Milton Suggs is a data scientist with the Equity Research Action Coalition housed within the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at UNC. He will present on "Early Care and Education Equity Analysis".
Working with practitioners and policymakers, the Equity Research Action Coalition pursues research that promotes and supports the healthy development of Black children across the African diaspora and other children of color. The Coalition will focus on developing science-based evidence that can be used to inform practice and policy aimed at eradicating the impact of racism, and all its consequences, on the lives of Black and other minoritized children, families, and communities.
John A. Tate Distinguished Professor for Children in Need and the Director of Policy Practice, School of Social Work
Emily Putnam-Hornstein is the John A. Tate Distinguished Professor for Children in Need and the Director of Policy Practice at the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Emily’s current research focuses on the application of epidemiological methods to improve the surveillance of non-fatal and fatal child abuse and neglect. Her analysis of large-scale, linked administrative data has provided insight into where scarce resources may be most effectively targeted and informs understanding of maltreated children within a broader, population-based context.
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