Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Family Impact Seminar to address child care infrastructure

Family Impact Seminar to address child care infrastructure

The Wisconsin Family Impact Seminars’ Legislative Advisory Board has chosen Rebuilding the Child Care Infrastructure as the topic of discussion for the 2022 seminar.

The Family Impact Seminar program provides high-quality, objective information to state legislators and policymakers, presenting research on key public policy issues that impact families in Wisconsin. The program is rooted in the belief that good government ought to be based on hard evidence drawn from rigorous research and analysis.

The seminar, typically held in January or February at the State Capitol, features presentations by respected researchers on a topic chosen by a bipartisan committee of state legislators. Several smaller follow-up meetings provide legislators and researchers the opportunity to engage in open, face-to-face dialogue.

The seminars have been held in Wisconsin since 1993 and attract legislators from both sides of the aisle. Seventy-five current legislators have participated in at least one seminar, and another 20 offices have sent a legislative aide.

Recent seminars have addressed toxic stress in children, the juvenile justice system, homelessness, and youth job training. Topic-specific briefing reports and issue briefs, along with videos of past seminars, are available online.