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  • Family Strengthening Research (FY2018)

    Published: November 22, 2019
    This report describes the major research investments of our Division of Family Strengthening through Fiscal Year 2018. This division has primary responsibility for research and evaluation projects related to strengthening relationships within families, supporting fatherhood, nurturing children through their families, reducing teen pregnancy, supporting youth in their transition to adulthood, and preventing family violence.
  • Supporting the Use of Administrative Data in Early Care and Education Research: Resource Series

    Published: November 22, 2019
    This set of resources is intended to strengthen the ability of state/territory child care administrators and their research partners to utilize administrative data to address policy-relevant early care and education research questions. The resources are designed for researchers who are new to the analysis of administrative data as well as seasoned users of administrative data who are expanding their research to include new types of administrative data (e.g., expanding to a new state or new agency).
  • The Supporting Evidence Building in Child Welfare Project Evaluation Opportunity Announcement

    Published: November 21, 2019
    The Supporting Evidence Building in Child Welfare Project, funded by the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in partnership with the Children’s Bureau, conducts rigorous evaluations of interventions for the child welfare population. The project...
  • Native Culture & Language in the Classroom Observation

    Published: November 19, 2019
    The American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2015 (AI/AN FACES 2015) is the first national descriptive study of children and families enrolled in Head Start programs operated by federally recognized tribes. Region XI Head Start provides grants to federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native tribes, tribal governments, or consortia...
  • Native Culture & Language in the Classroom Observation Brief

    Published: November 19, 2019
    The American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2015 (AI/AN FACES 2015) is the first national descriptive study of children and families enrolled in Head Start programs operated by federally recognized tribes. These programs are known as Region XI. Region XI programs incorporate their unique history, community traditions, and beliefs into their operations and integrate language and culture into the delivery of services to children and families...
  • Understanding Rapid Learning Methods: Frequently Asked Questions and Recommended Resources

    Published: November 19, 2019
    Social service program stakeholders need timely evidence to inform ongoing program decisions. Rapid learning methods, defined here as a set of approaches designed to quickly and/or iteratively test program improvements and evaluate program implementation or impact, can help inform such decisions. However, stakeholders may be unsure which rapid learning methods are most appropriate for a program’s specific challenges and how to best apply the methods...
  • From Savings to Ownership: Third-Year Impacts from the Assets for Independence Program Randomized Evaluation

    Published: November 13, 2019
    Assets such as a home or business can provide families with economic stability and a foundation for long-term upward mobility. To help households with low incomes build assets, the federal government launched the Assets for Independence (AFI) program, authorized by Congress in 1998. The Urban Institute evaluated the AFI program at two sites using a randomized controlled trial, the gold standard for measuring program effectiveness. This is the final report of our three-year evaluation. 
  • A Dozen Policy Questions You Can Answer with Your Agency’s Administrative Data: A Webinar for Child Care Development Fund Lead Agencies

    Published: November 6, 2019
    CCDF administrators and their staff are surrounded by agency data on subsidy eligibility and payments, licensing, Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) ratings, complaints, violations, and other aspects of program operations. This webinar is designed to support CCDF Lead Agency staff and their partners in using existing administrative data to address policy questions posed by state legislators, agency heads, local child care providers, and other stakeholders...
  • Competency Frameworks for Infant and Toddler Teachers and Caregivers

    Published: October 31, 2019
    In 2017, the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families funded Mathematica to conduct the Infant and Toddler Teacher and Caregiver Competencies (ITTCC) project. The project aims to examine existing efforts across states, institutions of higher education, professional organizations, and early care and education programs related to competencies for infant and toddler (I/T) teachers and caregivers who work in group settings and build a conceptual…
  • Enhancing a Home Visiting Program to Address Repeat Adolescent Pregnancy: The Longer-Term Impacts of Steps to Success

    Published: October 24, 2019
    This report presents evidence on the impacts of the Steps to Success home visiting program for adolescent mothers in San Angelo, Texas. Despite declines in adolescent pregnancy over the past three decades, many young women still have children before they turn 20 years old. Repeat pregnancies during adolescence can further compound the adverse outcomes associated with a teen birth. A small but growing body of evidence suggests that interventions for adolescent mothers can promote healthy birth spacing by providing a combination of individualized support services and improved access to effective contraception. To build on this promising research, the Administration for Children and Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funded a rigorous evaluation of Steps to Success in San Angelo, Texas.

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