Emerging research from psychology and neuroscience suggests that healthy executive functioning is critical for behaviors such as goal-setting, self-regulation, planning, and problem-solving. This plenary session will address the implications of executive functioning research for human services programs and examine how emerging insights can strengthen programs designed to help families achieve self-sufficiency. LaDonna Pavetti (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) will moderate this session. Panelists are:
• Elisabeth Babcock (Crittenton Women’s Union)
• Adele Diamond (The University of British Columbia)
• John Padilla (New Paradigms Consulting, LLC) (conference program description)
This presentation was given at the 2014 Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference (WREC).