In Conversation with Dr. David Weaver and Dr. Donna Gaffney: A Ground breaking study on the educational, health, and economic outcomes of parentally bereaved children.

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Presentation Description

For the first time in US history, there is a living portrait of the two million parentally bereaved children in our country— their income, race, health, and the educational and social outcomes shaped by a parent’s death. Data was collected through the Survey of Income and Program Participation, a flagship survey of the US Census Bureau. We’ll focus on US children and adolescents who have a biological parent who is deceased— examining key outcomes compared to children with both parents living. This webinar will help you communicate with stakeholders about the characteristics and needs of the populations you serve.


At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the ground-breaking SIPP study findings and how they influence day to day individual practice and an organization’s goals.
  2. Identify new outreach efforts to successfully educate and inform families, communities and staff.
  3. Describe how to integrate the findings into the development of grants and partnerships to provide support for families and communities.

About the Presenters

Donna Gaffney, psychotherapist and educator, has long addressed loss and grief in children’s lives. She’s developed discussion guides for YA books and for the NY Council for the Humanities’ 9/11 Community Conversation program. Donna designed "Growing Heroines”, an AAUW-funded bibliotherapy program, for NYC elementary school girls. After 9/11 Donna and author Joan Bauer co-led “Healing Through Writing” workshops for teens. She is the author of The Seasons of Grief, Helping Children Grow Through Loss and taught at Columbia University. Donna holds master’s degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University; Rutgers University, and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.

David A. Weaver has held senior leadership positions at the Social Security Administration and the Congressional Budget Office. He has authored numerous studies focused on the Social Security program, including studies of the economic well-being of beneficiaries, the effects of Social Security on key outcomes such as work, retirement, and marriage, the policy history of Social Security, and the quality of survey data. His work has appeared in the Social Security Bulletin, Demography, Medical Care, the Journal of Financial Planning, the National Tax Journal, The Journal of Human Resources, and Population Review. David received his Ph.D. in economics from Duke University and his B.A. in economics from Furman University.


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