As a part of the Spring 2018 Research and Training Colloquia Dr. Trina R. Williams Shanks, PhD Associate Director of the Vivian A. James L. Curtis Research Training Center and Associate Professor, School of Social Work at the University of Michigan will be presenting “Economic Inequality and its Implications for Youth on March 30, 2018 from 12:30pm-2:00pm in the Mandel Community Studies Center Room 108. Lunch will be served at noon. The event is co-sponsored by the Office of Research Administration and the Doctoral Program.
Dr. Shanks is currently Associate Professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. She has a PhD in Social Work from Washington University and a Masters in Comparative Social Research from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Her Research interest include the impact of poverty and wealth on child well-being; asset building policy and practice across the life cycle; and community and economic development. Dr. Shanks is currently one of the national network co-leads for the Social Work Grand Challenge: Reversing Extreme Economic Inequality. She has been a research investigator for the Saving for Education, Entrepreneurship, and Downpayment (SEED) demonstration program and consults with several other child savings account initiatives, including one started in Lansing Public Schools and at a non-profit organization in Detroit.