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  • Forging a Path: Impacts and Costs of New York City’s Young Adult Internship Program

    Published: September 7, 2018
    This report presents 30-month impact results from a random assignment evaluation of the Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP), a subsidized employment program for young people in New York City who have become disconnected from school and work. Operated by various provider agencies, YAIP offers disconnected young people...
  • Applying Behavioral Science to Human Services Programs: The BIAS Project (New)

    Published: September 5, 2018
    The goal of the Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency (BIAS) project was to learn how tools from behavioral science could be used to deliver human services more efficiently and effectively to low-income children, adults, and families. BIAS conducted 15 randomized controlled trials of behavioral interventions across eight states....
  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 6 Issue 16 - August 30, 2018

    Published: August 30, 2018
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  • Experiences of Parents and Children Living in Poverty: A Review of the Qualitative Literature

    Published: August 29, 2018
    One in five American children — 14.5 million — live in poverty, with even higher proportions among groups such as black and Hispanic children and those in rural areas. While the scholarly literature on families experiencing poverty is sizable, relatively little attention has been paid to how children describe what it is like to be poor, their thoughts and feelings about their economic status...
  • Measuring Employment Outcomes in TANF

    Published: August 27, 2018
    The Administration and Congress have signaled interest in promoting and measuring employment outcomes in federal programs supporting low-income people. This report offers information and insights to help policymakers and stakeholders understand the challenges of and opportunities for measuring employment outcomes...
  • Employment of Families Experiencing Homelessness

    Published: August 16, 2018
    The Homeless Families Research Briefs project, conducted by Abt Associates, is producing a series of research briefs on issues related to the well-being and economic self-sufficiency of families and children experiencing homelessness. Using data collected from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Family Options Study, these briefs build on the data and analysis already being conducted for HUD to answer additional questions of interest to HHS.
  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 6 Issue 15 - August 16, 2018

    Published: August 16, 2018
    Featured items in this issue...
  • Health Profession Opportunity Grants 2.0: Year Two Annual Report (2016–17)

    Published: August 10, 2018
    The Year 2 Annual Report describes results for participants in the second round of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants Program (HPOG 2.0) from the beginning of the Program through the end of Year 2 (September 30, 2015 through September 29, 2017). HPOG 2.0 grants are awarded to organizations to provide education and training to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals for healthcare occupations that pay well and are in high demand. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded this second round of five-year grants in 2015. Grants funds are disbursed annually to 32 grantees in 21 states, including five tribal organizations. Through the end of Year 2 of HPOG 2.0, grantees enrolled more than 14,700 participants.
  • Housing for Young Adults in Extended Federally Funded Foster Care

    Published: August 7, 2018
    For many decades, child welfare agencies, with few exceptions, only served children. State responsibility for the safety and well-being of youth in foster care ended at age 18 (or 19, at the state’s discretion, in the case of youth who were completing high school). In 2008, the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act amended Title IV-E of the Social Security Act by giving states the option to extend the age of eligibility...
  • Using Behavioral Insights to Increase Participation in Social Services Programs: A Case Study

    Published: August 2, 2018
    This case study is designed to be a teaching guide for graduate and undergraduate students in behavioral science courses, as well as a resource for practitioners curious about this field. It is intended to help readers practice applying a behavioral diagnosis and design methodology to a real-world challenge: increasing attendance at an informational meeting...