Ivette Rodriquez Stern
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Stern is a social worker by training, now specializing in macro-level practice related to child and family well-being. Her work integrates research and extension activities and focuses on assessing and evaluating the conditions of children and families in Hawai'i through the use of program data and social indicators for policy and program development efforts. Her work also focuses on family resiliency, especially in the presence of economic strain, and on promoting the practices that strengthen families and foster their well-being.
Shows how a paid family leave policy in Hawaii could benefit the local businesses and the state economy.