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  • Methods for Promoting Open Science in Social Policy Research

    Published: April 13, 2020
    “Open science” represents a broad movement to make all phases of research—from design to dissemination—more transparent and accessible. The scientific community and Federal agencies that support research have a growing interest in open science methods in response to highly publicized news stories and journal articles that cast doubt on research credibility...
  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 8 Issue 7 – April 9, 2020

    ACF OPRE News: Findings on the Effects of the Assets for Independence Program What did we learn about the effects of the Assets for Independence program in Albuquerque, New Mexico and LA? Featured Items in this Issue: Building Savings, Ownership, and Financial Well-Being: First- and Third-Year Assets for Independence Program Randomized Evaluation Findings in Context Tribal TANF-Child Welfare Coordination: Collaboration Assessment Tool At a Glance: Native Language Use in Region XI Head Start Households Ongoing Research and Program Evaluation Efforts Related to Justice-Involved Parents and Youth
  • Building Savings, Ownership, and Financial Well-Being: First- and Third-Year Assets for Independence Program Randomized Evaluation Findings in Context

    Published: April 9, 2020
    Savings and assets play an important role in economic stability and upward mobility for families with low incomes. To help households with low incomes build assets, the federal government launched the Assets for Independence (AFI) program, authorized by Congress in 1998. This program funded individual development accounts (IDAs) that matched personal savings for assets such as a first home, capital to start a business, or higher education and training...
  • Tribal TANF-Child Welfare Coordination: Collaboration Assessment Tool

    Published: April 9, 2020
    Social service organizations and policy makers increasingly recognize that they can accomplish more and improve outcomes for those they serve when they work together with other organizations. They forge new partnerships, develop new relationships, and often implement changes to practice as a result of collaboration and coordination efforts. Collaboration and coordination efforts occur along a continuum, from early planning stages towards more fully developed or mature levels of partnership...
  • At a Glance: Native Language Use in Region XI Head Start Households

    Published: April 7, 2020
    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 incorporate communities’ unique histories, traditions, and beliefs into their operations. AI/AN FACES 2015 reflects advice from the AI/AN FACES Workgroup, comprising Region XI Head Start directors, researchers, and federal officials.
  • 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.
  • Child Care Research Partnerships: 2019 Grantees

    Published: March 20, 2020
    In September 2019, OPRE awarded eleven new Child Care Policy Research Partnership (CCPRP) Grants. The CCPRP Grant Program supports active collaborations between state Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Lead Agencies and researchers to investigate questions of immediate relevance to local and national child care policies and practices. These four-year cooperative agreements are expected to add to our knowledge about the efficacy of child care subsidy policies...
  • 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
  • National Survey of Early Care and Education 2019: Center-Based Provider Questionnaire

    Published: March 19, 2020
    The 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) is a coordinated set of four nationally representative surveys aimed at describing the early care and education (ECE) landscape in the United States, including the use and availability of care. Information was collected from individuals and programs providing ECE in center-based and home-based settings to children age birth through five years, and from households with children under age 13... 

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