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  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 8 Issue 10 – May 21, 2020 (New)

    ACF OPRE News: What Happens after Contactors Interact with the National Domestic Violence Hotline & loveisrespect Helpline? Featured items in this issue: Short-Term Outcomes for Users of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and loveisrespect Evaluating an Enhanced Home Visiting Program to Prevent Rapid Repeat Pregnancy Among Adolescent Parents Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants 2.0 Snapshots
  • Behavioral Interventions Scholars: 2019 Grantee Project Abstracts (New)

    Published: May 18, 2020
    The Behavioral Interventions Scholars (BIS) grant program supports dissertation research by advanced graduate students who are applying a behavioral science lens to specific research questions relevant to social services programs and policies and other issues facing low-income and vulnerable families in the United States. The third round of BIS grants was awarded in 2019 to three grantees.
  • Protocol for the Pathways to Work Evidence Clearinghouse: Methods and Standards

    Published: May 13, 2020
    During the past several decades, evaluations have produced a great deal of research on interventions designed to improve the employment outcomes of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients, beneficiaries of other public benefit programs, and other people with low incomes. But the sheer volume of research combined with the diversity of the findings can make it challenging to find applicable research, identify the most reliable and relevant studies, and use information...
  • Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants 2.0 Snapshots

    Published: May 8, 2020
    The Tribal HPOG 2.0 program supports demonstration projects that provide TANF recipients and other low-income individuals with the opportunity to obtain education and training for occupations in the healthcare field that pay well and are expected to either experience labor shortages or be in high demand. NORC at the University of Chicago is leading a comprehensive implementation and outcome evaluation of the Tribal HPOG 2.0 Program...
  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 8 Issue 9 – May 7, 2020

    ACF OPRE News: What Strategies Can Encourage & Sustain Fathers' Engagement in Responsible Fatherhood Services? Featured items in this issue: Inside, Outside, Round and Round: Sustaining Engagement in Responsible Fatherhood Programs Building Capacity in Foster Care to Support the Self-Regulation Development of Youth and Young Adults: Meeting Summary Pima Community College’s Pathways to Healthcare Program: Three-Year Impact Report  
  • Pima Community College’s Pathways to Healthcare Program: Three-Year Impact Report

    Published: May 6, 2020
    This report documents the impacts three years after random assignment for the Pathways to Healthcare program, operated by Pima Community College and Pima County One Stop in Tucson, Arizona. The program aimed to help low-income, low-skilled adults access and complete occupational training that could lead to increased employment and higher earnings. Pathways to Healthcare consisted of five elements...
  • BEES Podcast: Testing a Successful Employment Model in a New Context

    Published: April 28, 2020
    Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is a model for helping people who have serious mental illness find employment. There is a good deal of evidence showing the model’s success, but less is known about the model’s effectiveness with those who have other types of disabilities and health conditions, such as physical disabilities or less severe types of mental illness...
  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 8 Issue 8 – April 23, 2020

    ACF OPRE News: How Can Home Visiting Programs Engage & Support Families with Substance Use Issues? Featured items in this issue: Touchpoints for Addressing Substance Use Issues in Home Visiting: Phase 1 Final Report Touchpoints for Addressing Substance Use Issues in Home Visiting: Expanded Executive Summary of Phase 1 Final Report Site Profile – Breaking Barriers, San Diego County, CA
  • Site Profile – Breaking Barriers, San Diego County, CA

    Published: April 23, 2020
    The Breaking Barriers program, based in San Diego, California, provided employment services to lower-income individuals with disabilities.  MDRC carried out a random assignment impact evaluation of the program, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, in order to assess the effectiveness of the program at improving employment outcomes for program participants. Findings from that evaluation were released in September 2019...
  • Behavioral Buzz: April 2020 - Five Evidence-Based Behavioral Science Practices for Social Services Agencies During COVID-19

    Updates on behavioral economics and the Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency (BIAS) project.

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