Three Child Support Strategies to Increase Family SelfSufficiency
Good day and welcome to the SelfSufficiency Research Clearinghouse and federal Office of Child Support Enforcement, Three Child Support Strategies to Increase Family SelfSufficiency Webinar. Today’s call is being recorded. At this time I’d like to turn it over to Debra Gilmore. Please go ahead. Thank you, and a warm welcome to all of you who were able to join us today, on behalf of the SelfSufficiency Research Clearinghouse, which is who I represent, or SSRC as we like to call it. As we do at the start of each of our Webinars, I’ll briefly share the array of resources.
That the SSRC offers to you, which is ever expanding. So if you’ve heard it before, hopefully you’ll glean something new today. And then I will turn things over after that to our main presenters. The SelfSufficiency Research Clearinghouse is a virtual portal of research and other resources related to selfsufficiency. It functions as an online community for researchers, practitioners, and other stakeholders who are interested in selfsufficiency, in employment, and in family and child wellbeing. The SSRC’s purpose is to disseminate quality research. We currently have more than 3,400 items housed.
In our library, and we continuously add new resources. Every item that is included in our library is reviewed for relevancy first. The SSRC’s materials are organized into 12 topical areas comprising the field of selfsufficiency. You can perform searches in our library by key word or customize your search using any combination of the provided filters, such as reference type, target population, geographic location, or research methodology. If you select the Search Library tab on our website, you will also find our Events Archive where you can.
Access previous Webinar recordings and materials. And that is where we’ll add this Webinar and its materials in the coming weeks. The Browse Topics tab on our website lets you view a selection of resources categorized by those 12 topical areas. Every topical area page has an Our Librarian Recommends box that highlights research and resources recommended by the SSRC library team. Each topical area page also includes relevant federal laws and regulations. Under the Stay Connected tab you’ll see other entities who are involved in selfsufficiency.
Research, and a list of organizations that have partnered with the SSRC previously to host events and share publications related to the field. You will also find an Events Calendar with inperson and virtual events related all related to the field of selfsufficiency. And, finally, the SSRC houses a number of data sets and sources to support program management and to facilitate improved outcomes for children, families, and communities. One thing I also wanted to mention. On your screen, you will see a what we call a pod or a box that’s.
Marked quot;Files,quot; and in that you will see something called quot;Webinar Slides Notes PDFs.quot; That is a handout version of all of today’s slides. You can select it, and select quot;Download File.quot; For me, that opens in a new tab. For you, that may open in a new window in your browser. And once you’ve opened that or saved it and then opened it, you can return to us by selecting the, on the very bottom of your screen, return to the Adobe Connect icon. I’m going to turn things over in just a minute to our moderator, Jennifer Burnszynski, and she will introduce.
Our speakers, give you some background on the shifting vision of child support for our federal Office of Child Support Enforcement, and then give you a brief introduction to the three child support strategies that our other wonderful presenters are going to expand on today from their experiences. And as you are listening, we encourage you to share your questions by submitting them through the Question and Answer feature, as I see many people are already able to use. It is located, if you haven’t seen it yet, on the bottom right of your screen. That’s where it usually is. We will answer each of.