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  • Overview and Profiles of State-Led Evaluations: The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program—Fiscal Years 2014–2018 (2nd edition) (New)

    Published: September 14, 2020
    The legislation authorizing the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to conduct a continuous program of research and evaluation activities to build knowledge around the implementation and effectiveness of home visiting programs.
  • ELEVATE: Implementation of a healthy marriage and relationship education program by a statewide cooperative extension service

    Published: September 4, 2020
    The Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage Services (STREAMS) evaluation is a random assignment impact study and in-depth process study of five healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) grantees funded by the Office of Family Assistance (OFA) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). To maximize its contributions to the evidence base and to inform future program and evaluation design, STREAMS is examining the full range of populations...
  • Graphical Overview of State TANF Policies as of July 2018

    Published: September 3, 2020
    If a family needs help covering their expenses during a period of financial hardship, will they qualify for temporary cash assistance? If so, how much assistance can they receive each month, and for how long can they receive it? The answers to these questions depend not only on the family’s circumstances but also on where they live.
  • Parents and Children Together: How Low-Income Fathers in Responsible Fatherhood Programs Perceive and Provide Financial Support for Their Children

    Published: September 3, 2020
    Financial support from fathers can lead to important improvements in child well-being. Financial support from noncustodial fathers, often provided through formal child support payments, can make up a substantial part of the income of single-parent families and lead to reductions in child poverty (ACF 2016; Sorensen 2010; Meyer et al. 2008; Takayesu 2011). Child well-being can be improved when child support programs enable and enforce fathers’ financial support for children...
  • Tips on Developing Surveys of Child Care Providers

    Published: September 3, 2020
    As states and territories make decisions about child care policies, they may find it useful to collect data from child care providers. Survey data can be helpful for answering questions about providers’ characteristics and experiences. Yet surveys can be difficult to design. This brief discusses best practices for developing and testing surveys. A one-page tip sheet lists suggestions for writing strong survey questions. 
  • Short-Term Outcomes after Contacting the National Domestic Violence Hotline and loveisrespect: Comparing Survivors to other Contactors

    Published: September 2, 2020
    Hotlines for victims and survivors of domestic violence and/or dating violence (DV) are an important source of information and support for individuals seeking intervention and preventative care services. However, evaluation research on the impact of these programs is not widely available. The Accomplishments of the Domestic Violence Hotline, Online Connections, and Text (ADVHOCaT) project describes the activities and short-term outcomes for those contacting the...
  • Challenges and Solutions to Conducting Intensive Studies in Early Care and Education Settings

    Published: September 1, 2020
    Collecting data from center-based early care and education (ECE) settings poses unique challenges. Center directors and teaching staff have limited ability to participate in data collection activities because of time pressures and the immediacy of issues that arise in providing care to young children. Centers also vary widely in their size, funding, staffing and organizational structures, and quality, so instruments and methods for collecting data must be flexible enough to capture variation...
  • Supporting College Students Transitioning Out of Foster Care: A Formative Evaluation Report on the Seita Scholars Program

    Published: August 28, 2020
    Economic trends have made postsecondary education increasingly important to self-sufficiency, but research suggests that far too many young people in foster care will not have the educational credentials needed to succeed in this economy without additional supports. Specifically, young people in foster care enroll in college at lower rates than their peers and are less likely to persist through the end of their first year when they do enroll...
  • Rigorous Evaluation in Tribal MIECHV: A Series of Briefs

    Published: August 26, 2020
    The Tribal Home Visiting Program, part of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV), is a federally funded initiative that supports the provision of home visiting services to American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) families and children. The program, also known as Tribal MIECHV, is overseen by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration and was authorized...
  • Native Language and Culture Experiences among Children in Region XI Head Start Classrooms & Programs: Findings from the American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2015

    Published: August 25, 2020
    The American-Indian Alaska Native Head Start Family and Children Experiences Survey (AI/AN FACES 2015) was planned over two years, with advice from members of a work group comprised of Region XI Head Start Directors, ACF partners, University-based tribal early childhood researchers, and the study research organization. In the Fall of 2015 and Spring of 2016, data were collected from children, families, and Head Start Programs. Using data from AI/AN FACES 2015, this research brief...