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  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 8 Issue 5 – March 5, 2020 (New)

    Published: March 5, 2020
    Can Subsidized Employment Programs Help Disadvantaged Job Seekers? What did we learn from 13 random assignment studies of subsidized employment programs? Featured items in this issue: Can Subsidized Employment Programs Help Disadvantaged Job Seekers? A Synthesis of Findings from Evaluations of 13 Programs Characteristics of Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Children and Families: Select Findings from the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Study 2017
  • Can Subsidized Employment Programs Help Disadvantaged Job Seekers? A Synthesis of Findings from Evaluations of 13 Programs

    Published: March 4, 2020
    Even in a strong economy, some job seekers struggle to find and keep jobs. These individuals often have limited work experience, few educational credentials and job skills, and other characteristics such as criminal records or primary caretaking responsibilities that make it difficult for them to compete in the labor market. For decades, government entities, private foundations, and nonprofit organizations have developed programs to help disadvantaged job seekers...
  • Characteristics of Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Children and Families: Select Findings from the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Study 2017

    Published: February 28, 2020
    Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) programs provide child development, family support, and family engagement services to young children and their migrant and seasonal farmworker families. MSHS programs are designed to meet the unique needs of migrant and seasonally working families. MSHS programs usually provide bilingual services and sometimes operate in non-standard hours or in varying locations throughout the agricultural season...
  • Reviewers Wanted - Secondary Analyses of Data on Early Care and Education Grants

    Published: February 25, 2020
    We are currently seeking individuals interested in serving as a grant reviewer or chair for the Secondary Analyses of Data on Early Care and Education grants.
  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 8 Issue 4 – February 20, 2020

    Published: February 20, 2020
    Two New Conceptual Models for Youth Sexual Risk Avoidance and Sexual Risk Cessation and Much (Much) More What are the range of factors that research shows may influence youth decision making, sexual behavior, and related outcomes? Featured items in this issue: Two New Conceptual Models for Youth Sexual Risk Avoidance and Sexual Risk Cessation Cultural Items and Language Use in Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Classrooms The Analysis Plan for the HPOG 2.0 Impact Evaluation Understanding the Research Analysis Plan for the HPOG 2.0 Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Child Care Research Scholars: 2019 Grantees

    Published: February 19, 2020
    The Child Care Research Scholars Program supports dissertation research addressing child care policy interests in partnership with state Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Lead Agencies.  The Child Care Research Scholars Program builds capacity in the field to produce research that informs child care policy decision-making. The immediate goals of the Child Care Research Scholars grants are to...
  • Head Start Graduate Student Research Program: 2019 Research Scholars

    Published: February 19, 2020
    The Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants program is designed to build research capacity in and knowledge of effective early childhood interventions with low-income children and families. The grant program does this by providing support for dissertation research conducted by graduate students working in partnership with local Head Start or Early Head Start programs. The immediate goals of the grant program are to...
  • Conceptual Models to Depict the Factors that Influence the Avoidance and Cessation of Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Youth

    Published: February 18, 2020
    Policymakers and practitioners are interested in identi­fying strategies and approaches to empower youth to make informed decisions that promote optimal health. Such decisions include the avoidance and cessation of sexual risk. Identifying the factors that influence youth’s decisions to avoid or cease sexual activity can support policymak­ers, practitioners, and public health officials as they develop programming and policy to improve risk-related outcomes...
  • Select Findings from the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Study 2017: Cultural Items and Language Use Checklist

    Published: February 18, 2020
    Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) programs provide child development, family support, and family engagement services to young children and their migrant and seasonal farmworker families. Migrant or seasonal farmworker families are those engaged in year-round or seasonal agricultural labor who may have changed their residence in the preceding two-year period. MSHS programs offer voluntary services to children from birth until they reach the age of mandatory school attendance...
  • Analysis Plan for Cost-Benefit Analysis: National Evaluation of the Second Generation of Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG 2.0)

    Published: February 12, 2020
    This document presents an analysis plan for the Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) to be conducted as part of the National Evaluation of the Second Generation of Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG 2.0) Program. The National Evaluation includes 27 nontribal grantees funded in 2015. Findings from the CBA—how the social costs (mostly program spending) compare with the social benefits (mostly earnings gains)—will be important to understanding the value of programs such as HPOG....

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