Between February and May 2019, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) held 10 regional listening sessions with more than 600 stakeholders on issues related to youth and family homelessness. This executive summary is based on feedback from the regional listening sessions using participants' comments/notes, forum transcripts, and audio recordings. Organized by the ACF Office of Regional Operations and the Family and Youth Services Bureau, the listening sessions allowed ACF leaders to learn about trends, barriers, and local innovative responses from a diverse group of stakeholders including parents with lived experience, grantee and non-grantee service providers, educators, faith-based and community providers, and state and local government leaders. The sessions were an opportunity to share information about ACF's resources with attendees and to ask attendees for ways that ACF programs might be improved to better serve families and youth who are experiencing homelessness.
This study reports the final impact findings from a large-scale demonstration project and evaluation of POWER Through Choices, a comprehensive sexual health education curriculum designed specifically for youth in foster care and other out-of-home care settings. The study reports the long-term impacts of the program on measures of teen pregnancy and associated sexual risk behaviors. The findings build on an earlier report that examined the program’s interim impacts on measures of youth knowledge, attitudes, and intentions.
This report documents the final findings from a large-scale demonstration project and evaluation of Teen Options to Prevent Pregnancy, an 18-month intervention designed specifically for pregnant and parenting adolescents with three key components: (1) telephone-based care coordination, (2) facilitated access to contraception, and (3) access to a social worker. The study reports the impacts of the program on sexual risk behaviors and repeat pregnancy at the time of program completion.
In January 2015, ACF gave Congress a report about the progress of PREP programs across the nation. The reporting period for the report was August 1, 2013, through July 31, 2014. This brief summarizes the findings.