OPRE Insights Blog

Spotlight on the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families: Building and Translating Evidence on Hispanic Children and Families in the United States

September 17, 2021 | Jenessa Malin and Ann Rivera
OPRE research aims to inform ACF programs in their efforts to serve children and families, and a substantial share of ACF program participants are Hispanic or Latino. Several OPRE projects shed light on the diverse needs and…

Reflecting on 25 Years of TANF Research

August 24, 2021 | Hilary Bruck
This week marks the silver anniversary of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. As Director of OPRE’s Division of Economic Independence, which has primary responsibility for TANF and family self-…

Update: What We’re Learning About the Pandemic-Related Experiences of ACF Programs and the Children and Families they Serve

August 13, 2021 | Nicole Deterding
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented challenges to the human services field, bringing with them opportunities for resilient, adaptive responses. OPRE and our research partners have been working to capture…

Reexamining Our Work to Uncover Opportunities to Advance Equity

July 26, 2021 | Amanda Coleman
OPRE is engaged in several efforts to support the implementation of the Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government within the…

Identifying and Mapping State and Local Coordinated Services Approaches

July 13, 2021 | Tracy Carter Clopet, Laura Hoard, Justin Falcone
To promote children’s healthy development, families need supports such as health care, nutritious food, housing, and high quality early care and education (ECE). Programs that provide these services often operate in…

Celebrating Juneteenth

June 18, 2021 | Megan Reid and Amanda Coleman
We are reflecting on how we can learn from the history of Juneteenth as OPRE works to incorporate a race equity approach into our research, evaluation, and data work. Juneteenth is an annual holiday commemorating the…

Honoring Fathers by Elevating Their Voices, Leveraging their Strengths, and Embracing their Diversity

June 14, 2021 | Katie Pahigiannis, Pooja Gupta Curtin
This Father’s Day, OPRE celebrates the unique and invaluable contributions of fathers and father figures to the healthy development of their children, their family’s overall well-being, and the vitality of their…

Celebrating One Year of OPRE Insights

May 24, 2021 | Emily Schmitt, Justin Falcone

This week, the OPRE Insights Blog turns one year old! We launched OPRE Insights on May 28th, 2020, announcing that we had a new way to share what we were doing and…

Building ACF Evidence Capacity with Evaluation and Monitoring 101

May 17, 2021 | Clare DiSalvo and Ciara Bridges
ACF strives to be a learning organization with a culture of continuous improvement. The goal of this training is to strengthen this capacity by helping agency staff better understand how to design, conduct, and use findings…

Still Bridging the Opportunity Divide: Year Up’s Impacts Through Five Years

May 10, 2021 | Nicole Constance and Amelia Popham

Last week OPRE published a new report with exciting findings about helping young adults become better connected to in…