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This report presents brief descriptions of the major projects that our Division of Child and Family Development sponsored in Fiscal Year 2015. The report covers five focus areas: cross-cutting early childhood research, child care, Head Start and Early Head Start, child welfare, and cultural diversity. The report offers a comprehensive overview of the projects that OPRE sponsored in these areas in FY2015.

OPRE's Child and Family Development Research — Fiscal Year 2014 presents brief descriptions of the various major projects that OPRE’s Division of Child and Family Development sponsored in Fiscal Year 2014.  The report organizes initiatives by five focus areas—child care, Head Start and Early Head Start, child welfare, cultural diversity, and cross-cutting early childhood research.  Within these domains, the piece also highlights three research initiatives...

Historically, tribal communities have used storytelling to share language, traditions, and beliefs from one generation to another. Tribal social service programs and other human service programs can build on this rich tradition by using stories within a qualitative research framework. This report explores opportunities, considerations, and methods for using storytelling to understand and communicate information about social service programs in tribal communities...

Administrative data have the potential to help us answer pressing social policy questions. Government stakeholders and researchers are exploring the promises of using administrative data for research purposes.

This brief summarizes an Innovative Methods Meeting that was organized by OPRE in the fall of 2015 that considered the potential benefits and pitfalls of using administrative data for research purposes...

This report details 14 tribes and tribal organizations’ implementation of service coordination efforts across Tribal TANF and child welfare services. It describes the tribes and tribal organizations, explores their journeys to strengthen tribal families, identifies project facilitators and challenges, and shares lessons learned...

The grouping "Hispanic" often makes it challenging to observe important social experiences that relate strongly to the needs, service experiences, and outcomes of interest to ACF for various Hispanic subgroups. Existing federal surveys do not consistently collect data to sufficiently examine how Hispanic ethnicity interacts with other socio-cultural experiences or how it relates to specific outcomes. Because current measurement is inadequate to differentiate characteristics within...

What are the most effective approaches to disseminating research on human services programs...

ACF OPRE News Vol. 5 Issue 8 - May 4, 2017

Evaluation of Subsidized Employment for Disconnected Youth in NYC & New Reports from a Grantee
May 4, 2017

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The Urban Institute has undertaken a 12-month project to assess the feasibility of studying the consequences of…

This report is a feasibility assessment—an analysis of alternative datasets and analytic approaches that…