National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families Mentoring/Networking Breakfast

At the 2017 NCFR Annual Conference
8:30 AM
9:45 AM

The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families* is pleased to host a free mentoring/networking breakfast during the 2017 NCFR Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.



The event is designed to connect and facilitate relationships between students and new professionals and leaders in the field studying Hispanic children and families. Discussion will be informal and topics may include those related to studying Hispanic children and families and/or professional growth and development, more broadly. Students and new professionals will have ample opportunity to ask questions to both their peers as well as leaders in the field. All registrants can also submit questions and preferred discussion topics ahead of time via the additional registration questions survey. Stay tuned for additional details.


Registration is now closed. Please contact Jennifer Crosswhite by email or call her at 888-781-9331, ext 2887, for any follow-up information about this event.

Additional Signup Information

Beyond adding this event to your conference registration, attendees used a survey form to answer additional registration questions and designate themselves as either a mentee or a mentor for this event.

Mentee spots were reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Mentors were selected based on need and topic areas of expertise. 

If you have questions about the event, please email Jennifer Crosswhite, NCFR's director of research and policy education.

About the Presenters

Michael L. López, Ph.D. is co-principal investigator of the Center and co-lead of its Advancing Research efforts, both in partnership with Lina Guzman, Ph.D. He also leads the Building Research Capacity activities. Dr. López is principal associate at Abt Associates and a national expert with over 25 years of experience conducting applied early childhood research, with an emphasis on low-income and culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

Michelle Blocklin, Ph.D. is the Center’s project director at Abt Associates, coordinating with co-principle investigators, Child Trends, and co-investigators to manage the ongoing work of the Center as well as the Capacity Building activities. Dr. Blocklin is an associate at Abt Associates with a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies.

*The National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families is led by Drs. Michael López (Abt Associates) and Lina Guzman (Child Trends), along with co-investigators from New York University, University of Maryland, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The Center was established in 2013 by a five-year cooperative agreement from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation within the Administration for Children and Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.