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  • The 2015 Cohort of Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Grantees: Interim Report on Grantee Programs and Clients (New)

    Published: July 2, 2020
    Healthy families help children thrive, but many families experience instability and parental absence. Since 2005, Congress has funded $150 million each year in healthy marriage (HM) and responsible fatherhood (RF) grants to support the long-term success of children and families. The Office of Family Assistance (OFA) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has awarded...
  • Employment and Training Programs Serving Low-Income Populations: Next Steps for Research (New)

    Published: June 25, 2020
    The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has a long history of supporting rigorous research and evaluation on the broad range of human services programs that fall under ACF’s auspices. Many of ACF’s programs have components aimed at supporting employment among low-income populations, and, consequently, OPRE regularly supports...
  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 8 Issue 12 (New)

    ACF OPRE News: What Does Research Tell Us About the Benefits of Delayed Sexual Activity for Adolescents? Featured items in this issue: Assessing the Benefits of Delayed Sexual Activity: A Synthesis of the Literature Supporting Program Progress: Performance Measures, Data System, and Technical Assistance for the 2020 Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Grantees Empowering Families: Implementation of an integrated HMRE, employment, and financial literacy program for low-income couples
  • Supporting Program Progress: Performance Measures, Data System, and Technical Assistance for the 2020 Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Grantees

    Published: June 12, 2020
    Since 2006, the Office of Family Assistance (OFA), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has awarded and overseen federal funding for three cohorts of healthy marriage (HM) and responsible fatherhood (RF) grant programs (2006–2011, 2011–2015, and 2015–2020). HM grantees promote HM and relationships through eight legislatively authorized activities, such as marriage and relationship education...
  • Assessing the Benefits of Delayed Sexual Activity: A Synthesis of the Literature

    Published: June 11, 2020
    For several decades, the federal government has supported programs that encourage adolescents to wait to have sex. This support stems in part from the evidence and expectations that delaying sexual activity can have important benefits for adolescents and society as a whole. The most direct of these benefits are reductions in teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). However, research has also found benefits of delayed sexual activity extending beyond these physical outcomes...
  • Empowering Families: Implementation of an integrated HMRE, employment, and financial literacy program for low-income couples

    Published: June 8, 2020
    The Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage Services (STREAMS) evaluation is a random assignment impact study and in-depth process study of five Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education (HMRE) grantees funded by ACF’s Office of Family Assistance (OFA). To maximize its contributions to the evidence base and to inform future program and evaluation design, STREAMS is examining the full range of populations served by HMRE programs, including adult individuals, adult couples...
  • 2020-2025 Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Research Scholars Network (FSSRN) Grantees

    Published: June 5, 2020
    The Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Research Scholars Network (the FSSRN) supports independent researchers working to enhance and improve family self-sufficiency research at the state and local levels. The FSSRN promotes productive partnerships between social science scholars (the grantee’s Principal Investigators, or PIs) and state or local human services agencies...
  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 8 Issue 11 – June 4, 2020

    ACF OPRE News: Principles, Practices, and Resources Fatherhood Programs Can Use to Help Address & Prevent Domestic Violence Featured items in this issue: Healing and Supporting Fathers: Principles, Practices, and Resources for Fatherhood Programs to Help Address and Prevent Domestic Violence Healing and Supporting Fathers: Principles, Practices, and Resources to Help Address and Prevent Domestic Violence in Fatherhood Programs, Resource 1: Ten Ways to Engage Fathers in Addressing and Preventing Domestic Violence Healing and Supporting Fathers: Principles, Practices, and Resources to Help Address and Prevent Domestic Violence in Fatherhood Programs, Resource 2: Teachable Moments
  • Health Profession Opportunity Grants 2.0: Year Four Annual Report (2018–19)

    Published: June 3, 2020
    This Year 4 Annual Report describes results for participants in the second round of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program from the beginning of the Program through the end of Year 4 (September 30, 2015 through September 29, 2019). HPOG grants are awarded to organizations that provide education and training to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals for occupations in the healthcare field...
  • Child and Family Development Research - Fiscal Year 2019

    Published: June 2, 2020
    This report describes the research and evaluation activities undertaken by our Division of Child and Family Development in 2019. Brief project descriptions provide an overview of the range of projects conducted by the Division during the year in early childhood research, child care, Head Start and Early Head Start, child welfare, human trafficking, and cultural diversity.

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