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  • 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.
  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 8 Issue 7 – April 9, 2020

    ACF OPRE News: Findings on the Effects of the Assets for Independence Program What did we learn about the effects of the Assets for Independence program in Albuquerque, New Mexico and LA? Featured Items in this Issue: Building Savings, Ownership, and Financial Well-Being: First- and Third-Year Assets for Independence Program Randomized Evaluation Findings in Context Tribal TANF-Child Welfare Coordination: Collaboration Assessment Tool At a Glance: Native Language Use in Region XI Head Start Households Ongoing Research and Program Evaluation Efforts Related to Justice-Involved Parents and Youth
  • Building Savings, Ownership, and Financial Well-Being: First- and Third-Year Assets for Independence Program Randomized Evaluation Findings in Context

    Published: April 9, 2020
    Savings and assets play an important role in economic stability and upward mobility for families with low incomes. To help households with low incomes build assets, the federal government launched the Assets for Independence (AFI) program, authorized by Congress in 1998. This program funded individual development accounts (IDAs) that matched personal savings for assets such as a first home, capital to start a business, or higher education and training...
  • Tribal TANF-Child Welfare Coordination: Collaboration Assessment Tool

    Published: April 9, 2020
    Social service organizations and policy makers increasingly recognize that they can accomplish more and improve outcomes for those they serve when they work together with other organizations. They forge new partnerships, develop new relationships, and often implement changes to practice as a result of collaboration and coordination efforts. Collaboration and coordination efforts occur along a continuum, from early planning stages towards more fully developed or mature levels of partnership...

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