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  • Ongoing Research and Program Evaluation Efforts Related to Justice-Involved Parents and Youth

    Published: April 3, 2020
    Several ACF programs interact with justice-involved parents and youth in an effort to promote economic self-sufficiency and social well-being for the individuals and their families. Across ACF, we are implementing rigorous research and evaluation projects to better understand how to serve this population.
  • Practicing Positive Organizational Culture in TANF Offices

    Published: April 3, 2020
    This infographic distills key findings from a literature review conducted as part of the Understanding Poverty: TANF Office Culture study sponsored by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The full literature review identifies key factors associated with a positive organizational culture as well as accompanying strategies TANF offices may employ to promote positive organizational culture.
  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 8 Issue 6 – March 19, 2020

    ACF OPRE News: Interim Findings from Evaluation of the Paycheck Plus Demonstration in Atlanta & More What did we learn about a policy that offers a more generous tax credit to low-income workers without dependent children? Featured items in this issue: A More Generous Earned Income Tax Credit for Singles: Interim Findings from the Paycheck Plus Demonstration in Atlanta Preventing and Addressing Intimate Violence when Engaging Dads (PAIVED): Challenges, Successes, and Promising Practices from Responsible Fatherhood Programs Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Children’s Social and Emotional Skills: Select Findings from the MSHS Study 2017
  • A More Generous Earned Income Tax Credit for Singles: Interim Findings from the Paycheck Plus Demonstration in Atlanta

    Published: March 16, 2020
    Employment and wages have been rising over the last several years of the recovery from the Great Recession that ended in 2009. But the recent wage increases are not enough to offset decades of stagnating or even falling wages for many groups of low-wage U.S. workers. A central policy question is how to ensure that economic growth is shared more widely and that people who work are not poor. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one option...
  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 8 Issue 5 – 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...
  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 8 Issue 4 – 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
  • 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....
  • National and Tribal Evaluation of the 2nd Generation of Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG 2.0): Analysis Plan for the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation Short-Term Impact Report

    Published: February 12, 2020
    The HPOG Program is designed to deliver high-quality training in the health professions to eligible individuals. A National Evaluation of 27 grants awarded in 2015 as part of the second round of HPOG grants (HPOG 2.0) is currently underway. The National Evaluation will include an Impact Evaluation of the Program’s impacts on participants and its costs and benefits, as well as a Descriptive Evaluation of the implementation, outcomes, and local service delivery systems of the grants...
  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 8 Issue 3 – February 6, 2020

    Toolkit for Home Visiting Program Awardees and Much (Much) More Featured items in this issue: Community Readiness Toolkit for Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Awardees The Culture of Continuous Learning Project: A Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) for Improving Child Care and Head Start Quality Opportunities and Challenges for Tribal HPOG 2.0 Grantees in Rural Settings Exploring the Use of Mapping with Child Care Data How to Use the CCDF Policies Database

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