Conference Agenda

* Conference agenda is subject to change.

Monday, October 27, 2008

8:15 Welcome - Byron Johnson, Jay Hein & Susan Weddington
8:30 Plenary: Stephen Post - Why Good Things Happen to Good People
9:15 Breakouts

EXAMPLES OF EVALUATION RESEARCH
How to Use the Case Study Model (William Wubbenhorst)
Designing a Rigorous Evaluation of a Faith-Based Organization? (Stephen Monsma)
Implementing a Randomized Evaluation Design of Amachi Texas (Olivia Eudaly & Heather Clawson)
Discussant, Byron Johnson

10:30 Break
10:45 Breakouts

RELIGION AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, CHARITY, AND PHILANTHROPY
The Role of Churches in Mentoring Children of Prisoners (Wilson Goode)
Religion and Philanthropy (Carol C. Adelman)
Volunteerism and Religion (Marc Musick)
Discussant, Susan Weddington

Tara Ross, Writer, Legal & Public Policy Issues
George Washington and the Question of Church and State

12:15 Lunch - Plenary

Jay Hein, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives -
The Future Prospects for Faith-Based & Community Initiatives

1:30 Breakouts

PROMISING PRACTICES
National Violence-Free Zone Initiative (Bob Woodson)
The Jericho Program (Bonnie Ariano)
National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative (Bill Collins)

THE ROLE OF RELIGION IN PROSOCIAL YOUTH BEHAVIOR
The Cumulative Advantage on Religiosity and At-Risk Drinking/Smoking in Young Adulthood (S.J. Jang and B. Johnson)
Cumulative Advantage of Religiosity in Preventing Drug Use (S.J. Jang, B. Johnson, C. Bader)
The Role of Religion in Self Control (J. Ulmer, S. Desmond, C. Bader)
Religiosity and Crime Desistance (Scott Desmond and Jeff Ulmer)
A Systematic Review of the Religion and Delinquency Literature (Byron Johnson)

2:45 Break
3:00 Breakouts

THE NEED FOR FAITH, COMMUNITY & RESEARCH BASED INTERMEDIARIES
The Latino Coalition (Richard Ramos)
Cornerstone Assistance Network (Mike Doyle)
Public/Private Ventures (Fred Davie)
Discussant, Jay Hein

4:15 Adjourn for the day

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

9:00 Breakouts

DIALOGUE BETWEEN RESEARCHER AND MINISTRY LEADERS
Horizon Communities in Prison and ICF International (Richard Lewis and Ike and Mickey Griffin)
The InnerChange Freedom Initiative (Byron Johnson and Mark Earley)
Teen Challenge and Faith Based Drug Treatment (Joe Batluck)

EXAMPLES OF EVALUATION RESEARCH
How to Use the Case Study Model (William Wubbenhorst)
Designing a Rigorous Evaluation of a Faith-Based Organization? (Stephen Monsma)
Implementing a Randomized Evaluation Design of Amachi Texas (Olivia Eudaly & Heather Clawson)

PROMISING PRACTICES
National Violence-Free Zone Initiative (Bob Woodson)
The Jericho Program (Bonnie Ariano)
National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative (Bill Collins)

10:30 Break
11:00 Wrap-Up and Adjourn