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  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 4 Issue 16 - October 20, 2016 (New)

    Published: October 20, 2016
    In This Issue: Lessons learned from the design & implementation of two healthy marriage programs and two pregnancy prevention home visiting programs, a workshop on principles & practices for federal program evaluation, a meeting of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking, & social media spotlight...
  • Parents and Children Together: Design and Implementation of Two Healthy Marriage Programs (New)

    Published: October 20, 2016
    This report describes program design and implementation of two Healthy Marriage programs that are part of the Parents and Children Together evaluation...
  • Preventing Rapid Repeat Births Among Adolescent Mothers: Implementing Steps to Success in San Angelo, Texas (New)

    Published: October 17, 2016
    Healthy Families San Angelo, a community-based organization in San Angelo, Texas, successfully implemented two home visiting programs, Traditional Healthy Families and Steps to Success. The Steps to Success program is part of the federal Personal Responsibility Education Program and offers counseling on contraception and adequate birth spacing, as well as parenting and child development issues. Traditional Healthy Families focuses only on parenting and child development...
  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 4 Issue 15 - October 6, 2016

    Published: October 6, 2016
    In this issue: Results from our annual review of the evidence of effectiveness for home visiting programs, a look at interventions that use financial incentives and sanctions to improve employment outcomes, recommendations for describing impact evaluations for our Employment Strategies Evidence Review, & much more. ..
  • Home Visiting Programs: Reviewing Evidence of Effectiveness September 2016

    Published: October 5, 2016
    This year’s Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) review of home visiting models covered six program models: one new model and five previously reviewed models. The one new model, the Parent-Child Assistance Program, and one previously reviewed model, Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up, do not meet U.S. Department of Health and Human Services criteria for an evidence-based program model. HomVEE also updated reviews of four other previously reviewed models...
  • ESER Reporting Guide for Study Authors

    Published: October 4, 2016
    This reporting guide recommends best practices for study authors on how to describe impact evaluations of employment programs and strategies. The guide provides recommendations for describing study characteristics, study design and analysis, study data, and sample tables for use in reporting this information...
  • Financial Incentives and Sanctions: Can They Improve Employment Outcomes for Low-Income Adults?

    Published: October 4, 2016
    Many programs attempting to improve employment outcomes for low-income adults use financial incentives or sanctions to motivate participants to obtain and/or retain a job. This brief describes the employment and earnings impacts of 12 interventions, identified by the Employment Strategies for Low-Income Adults Evidence Review, that used financial incentives or sanctions as a primary strategy. It also highlights four promising interventions and their impacts in more detail....
  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 4 Issue 14 - September 8, 2016

    Published: September 8, 2016
    In This Issue: A look at the challenges and benefits to using administrative data in social policy research, takeaways from our look at Year Up's efforts to scale up its program, a webinar on multidimensional poverty in America, Chief Statistician of the United States position at OMB, & more...
  • Using Administrative Data in Social Policy Research

    Published: August 29, 2016
    Administrative data have the potential to help us answer pressing social policy questions. Government stakeholders and researchers are exploring the promises of using administrative data for research purposes. This brief summarizes an Innovative Methods Meeting that was organized by OPRE in the fall of 2015 that considered the potential benefits and pitfalls of using administrative data for research purposes...
  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 4 Issue 13 - August 25, 2016

    Published: August 25, 2016
    In This Issue: the approach of our systematic review of research on employment and training programs for low-income people, a blog on risk factors for college success among a group of career pathways program participants, a special call for studies on home visiting, and more...