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  • Transitional Living Program Evaluation Studies, 2014-2019 Overview

    Published: May 16, 2017
    These studies respond to the 2003 Reauthorization of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, which called for the study of long-term outcomes for youth who are served through the Transitional Living Program...
  • Evaluation of Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Program, 2016 - 2020 - Overview

    Published: December 9, 2016
    The overall purpose of this project is to inform the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) on its efforts to improve services for domestic victims of human trafficking...
  • Domestic Human Trafficking and the Child Welfare Population, 2016 - 2018 Overview

    Published: October 26, 2016
    The overall purpose of this project is to support the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Children’s Bureau (CB) in its efforts to identify and better assist the children and youth served by its programs who are victims of human trafficking or who are at risk of exploitation in the form of human trafficking. Specifically, this project seeks to...
  • Tribal TANF-Child Welfare Coordination Data Capacity Building, 2016 - 2021 Overview

    Published: October 26, 2016
    The purpose of this project is to provide guidance and support to Tribal TANF Child Welfare Coordination Grantees that promotes excellence in performance measurement, continuous quality improvement, and grantee-led collaborations between child welfare and TANF agencies in their tribal communities. The project is intended to (1) provide guidance to grantees in revising project logic models to align project activities with intended outcomes; (2) provide support for grantees’ identification and collection of performance measures to track project activities and outcomes; (3) provide support to grantees in using data for quality assurance and continuous quality improvement; (4) provide programmatic guidance on ways to strengthen Tribal TANF and Child Welfare coordination in order to strengthen outcomes specified by grantees in their applications; and (5) document these activities and lessons learned. This project will provide universal guidance and peer learning opportunities, as well as grantee specific guidance on a variety of topics which may include identification of measurable goals and objectives, data systems and data privacy, data analysis and interpretation, continuous quality improvement, and dissemination of program successes.
  • Understanding Poverty (UP): Childhood and Family Experiences and TANF Office Culture, 2016 - 2019 Overview

    Published: October 24, 2016
    While there are many important facets to developing an understanding of how to best serve low-income families, two crucial components are the operations of the programs themselves and the perspectives of families and children living in poverty. The Understanding Poverty study, which is being conducted by MEF Associates in partnership with MDRC, will examine the organizational culture of TANF offices and the perspectives of families and children living in poverty...
  • Evaluation of the National Human Trafficking Hotline Program Overview

    Published: October 24, 2016
    The overall purpose of this project is to support the Administration for Children and Families in its efforts to...
  • Check back soon for more on: Study of Early Childhood Care and Education Workforce Project (ARCHIVE, HISTORICAL)

    Published: September 30, 2010
    There are currently no resources on the Study of Early Childhood Care and Education Workforce Project. New resources will be posted on its Project page...
  • Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse Project - Overview

    Published: September 30, 2009
    The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation awarded a grant to ICF International to fund the launch and maintenance of the Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) as a strategic part of OPRE's goal – to build and disseminate knowledge about effective approaches to helping low-income children and families. The SSRC is a virtual portal of research on low-income families and vulnerable populations. It influences policy and practice in such areas as employment, education and training, and family self-sufficiency by improving access to field-tested, evidence-informed, and evidence-based program and policy strategies and by fostering professional connectivity among its targeted audiences.
  • Check back soon for more on: Cohabitation, Marriage and Child Well-being: A Cross-National Analysis Project (ARCHIVE, HISTORICAL)

    Published: September 30, 2006
    There are currently no resources on the Cohabitation, Marriage and Child Well-being: A Cross-National Analysis Project. New resources will be posted on its Project page...

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