ProfNet Expert Alerts for October 22, 2021

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Published: Oct. 1, 2021 at 10:11 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 22, 2021 at 7:22 PM CDT

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network who are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area.

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  • Security Policies and Processes
  • Public Housing Policy
  • Child Tax Credit Expansion


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Security Policies and Processes
Jeanette Pereira
Chief Information Security Officer
iTradeNetwork, Inc.
"Having a fluid and active online platform presents challenges and opportunities for us to lead the way in cybersecurity."
- Security policies and processes - Business resilience and risk assessment planning
Media contact: Robin Carr,

Public Housing Policy
Samuel Little
Associate Dean of Clinical Field Education
University of Maryland, Baltimore
"We need to have serious dialogue about how we want affordable housing to evolve to address homelessness and housing insecurity."
• Public housing policy and regulatory reform • Affordable housing policy • Homeownership pathway programs
Media contact: Charles Schelle,

Child Tax Credit Expansion
Margo Candelaria
co-director of the Parent Infant Early Childhood Program, and Research Associate Professor, at the University of Maryland School of Social Work Institute for Innovation & Implementation
University of Maryland School of Social Work Institute for Innovation & Implementation
"Some are arguing that increasing or continuing payments to families should have a work requirement attached to it. But that is reverse logic. It is often the extreme stress of poverty that prevents engagement in the workforce. When families are facing unstable housing, lack of transportation, poor health, no childcare or a combination of factors, successful work engagement is less likely. The enhanced child tax credit allows families to buy or maintain a car, afford childcare, and cover other related costs that allow work engagement to be possible. Parents don't need to work to prove they need help. They need help in order to work."
Candelaria can discuss the Child Tax Credit expansion, family poverty and related policy, and providing free tax preparation for low-income families
Media contact: Charles Schelle,


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