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  • Six Ways Fatherhood Programs Can Successfully Partner with Domestic Violence Agencies and Battering Intervention Programs

    Published: June 2, 2020
    This is the third of three resources included in the report, Healing and Supporting Fathers: Principles, Practices, and Resources for Fatherhood Programs to Help Address and Prevent Domestic Violence. The resource provides recommendations on ways for fatherhood programs to connect and strengthen relationships with community partner organizations that address domestic violence and battering intervention...
  • Answering More Child Care Policy Questions: Pairing Stakeholder Perspectives with Your Data

    Published: May 29, 2020
    This webinar is designed to support CCDF Lead Agency staff and partners in understanding how stakeholder perspectives can be paired with agency data to help answer more policy questions. Learn how the perspectives of the people experiencing or implementing the policies can increase understanding of problems, possible solutions, and community contexts...
  • Home Visiting Career Trajectories: Snapshot of Home Visitor's Qualifications, Job Experiences, and Career Pathways

    Published: May 22, 2020
    Until recently, limited research has been available on home visiting staff or on the professional development system that supports them. In 2016, the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families, in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration, contracted with the Urban Institute to study the home visiting workforce in MIECHV-funded local implementing agencies (LIAs) to gather needed information...
  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 8 Issue 10 – May 21, 2020

    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
  • BEES News and Updates - May 2020

    The Building Evidence on Employment Strategies for Low-Income Families Project (BEES) project strengthens ACF’s understanding of effective interventions aimed at supporting low-income individuals to find jobs, advance in the labor market, and improve their economic security. Read the May 2020 newsletter.
  • Evaluating an Enhanced Home Visiting Program to Prevent Rapid Repeat Pregnancy Among Adolescent Parents

    Published: May 20, 2020
    This brief summarizes key findings from a random assignment impact study of Steps to Success, a home visiting program in San Antonio, Texas, designed to reduce rapid repeat pregnancy among young mothers. A small but growing body of evidence suggests a combination of individualized support services and improved access to effective contraception can promote healthy birth spacing among adolescent mothers. To build on this promising research...
  • Short-Term Outcomes for Users of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and loveisrespect

    Published: May 20, 2020
    Hotlines for victims/survivors of domestic violence and dating violence (DV) are an integral approach for providing intervention and prevention services. However, evaluation of these programs is nascent. The National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline) and lovisrespect (LIR; the help line targeted towards young people) provide information and assistance to adult and youth victims/survivors of DV, their friends and family, service providers, and others, including batterers/abusers...
  • Behavioral Interventions Scholars: 2019 Grantee Project Abstracts

    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.
  • Early Care and Education Supports for Young Children Experiencing Homelessness

    Published: May 15, 2020
    The experience of homelessness is a known risk factor for young children’s development and well-being. High-quality early care and education may help children overcome some of the negative factors associated with homelessness. However, states, communities and early care and education providers face many barriers to ensuring access to care for these young children, including challenges with identifying children who are or are at risk of experiencing homelessness...
  • 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...

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