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  • 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...
  • 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  
  • Building Capacity in Foster Care to Support the Self-Regulation Development of Youth and Young Adults: Meeting Summary

    Published: May 7, 2020
    Adults who interact with the child welfare system can play a critical role in shaping and supporting the development of self-regulation in youth and young adults through an interactive process called “co-regulation.” On March 28th, 2019 the Children’s Bureau and the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families brought experts together from around the country to discuss self-regulation and how the child welfare system...
  • 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...
  • Evaluating a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program for Middle School Boys

    Published: May 4, 2020
    This brief summarizes findings from a random assignment impact study of Wise Guys, a long-standing, widely implemented curriculum designed to help adolescent males make responsible decisions about their sexual behavior. Nationwide, boys report higher rates of sexual risk behaviors than girls do. In addition, becoming a father as a teenager is associated with completing fewer years of schooling and being less likely to graduate from high school...