Past Events

The Center for Child and Youth Policy hosts experts who specialize on issues related to children and families from across the country and a variety of disciplines for presentations that are open to all interested researchers, service providers, and students. To keep up-to-date on the events offered at the CCYP, sign up for our listserve and "Like" our Facebook page.

Past events hosted by the CCYP are below, with pictures, materials, and videos when possible.

Events Archive

Fall 2012: Children and Education Reform

2011-2012: Marriage: Who needs it?

2010-2011: Children and Youth in Hard Times

2009-2010: International Perspectives

2008-2009: Reconnecting "Disconnected" Youth: The Role of Public Policy

2007-2008: Fathers and Fatherhood: What difference do Dads make in the Lives of Children?

2006-2007: Early Childhood Education

2005-2006 CCYP Seminars

2004-2005 CCYP Seminars

2003-2004 CCYP Seminars

2002-2003 CCYP Seminars

2001-2002 CCYP Seminars

UCB Child Policy Conferences

2014-2015 Seminar Series: Early Development and Learning

The Real Early Learning Challenge: Improving the Quality of Early Childhood Education

November 17, 2014, 4:00 PM at the Garden Room, Clark Kerr Campus, UC Berkeley

A conversation with national experts Kris Perry (Executive Director, First Five Years Fund), Bridget Hamre (Associate Director, Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning at University of Virginia), and Melinda Ramzel (Associate Director, PATH Program at San Francisco State University) on evidence-based strategies and best practices to improve the quality of early childhood education in resource-constrained ennvironments.

The 30-Million-Word Gap: Providing Language Rich Environments for Dual Language Preschoolers

April 20, 2015, 4:00 PM at the Tamalpais Room, David Brower Center, Berkeley

A presentation by national experts Catherine Snow (Harvard University) and Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez (Vanderbilt University) on language and literacy development for dual-language preschoolers, followed by a discussion with local preschool teacher Robin Pence on real-life challenges and applications.


Spring 2013 Seminar Series: Youth Unemployment Policy Perspectives and Opportunities

Youth Unemployment: Policy Trends and Considerations

February 25, 2013, 4:00 PM at The Women's Faculty Club, UC Berkeley

A presentation by Dr. David Card, Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley and Director of the Labor Studies Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research

So Rich, So Poor: Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty in America

March 4, 2013, 4:00 PM at The Women's Faculty Club, UC Berkeley

A presentation by Dr. Peter Edelman, Distinguished Professor and Faculty Director of the Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy, Georgetown University Law Center


Fall 2012 Seminar Series: Children and Education Reform

Current and Future Challenges in School-Based Promotion of Children's Well-Being

December 6, 2012, 3:30 PM at the Faculty Club, UC Berkeley

Presentation by Dr. Mark Greenberg, Co-Chairman of the Research Advisory Group for The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning and the Director of The Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development


Improving Impacts of Classrooms: Professional Development and Classroom Observation

October 17, 2012, 3:30 PM at the Faculty Club, UC Berkeley

Presentation by Robert Pianta, Dean of the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia


2011-2012 Seminar Series: Marriage: Who needs it?

Unhitched: Love, Marriage, and Family Values from West Hollywood to Western China

April 3, 4:00 PM at the Faculty Club, UC Berkeley

Presentation by Judith Stacey, New York University


When Marriage Disappears: Who Marries, Who Doesn't, & Why It's Important to the Welfare of Our Children and Country

February 22, 4:00 PM at the Faculty Club, UC Berkeley

Presentation by W. Bradford Wilcox, National Marriage Project at UVA


Is Marriage for White People? How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone

February 15, 4:00 PM at the Faculty Club, UC Berkeley

Presentation by Richard Banks, Stanford Law School.


The Journey Forward: Shaping Practice to Improve Outcomes for Youth Leaving Care

Wendy Smith, University of Southern California, Author of Youth Leaving Foster Care: A Developmental, Relationship-Based Approach to Practice

November 1, 2011, 4:00pm at the International House, UC Berkeley


Rethinking Child Protection

Michael Wald, Stanford Law School, Former Deputy Counsel for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

November 14, 2011, 4:00pm at the Faculty Club at UC Berkeley