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These research recommendation briefs were developed as part of a larger Needs Based Assessment that sought to discover what is known about low-income and at-risk lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their interactions with human services, especially services funded by ACF, and identifies important areas for further research.

The briefs are separated into three topic areas: low-income and at-risk LGBT populations, the child welfare system and LGBT youth and LGBT adults...

These chapter briefs were developed as part of a larger Needs Based Assessment that sought to discover what is known about low-income and at-risk lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their interactions with human services, especially services funded by ACF, and identifies important areas for further research.

The briefs are separated into three topic areas: low-income and at-risk LGBT populations, the child welfare system and LGBT youth and LGBT adults, and LGBT youth...

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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Youth transitioning out of foster care and into adulthood need many supports to navigate the challenges they face. Over the past three decades, federal child welfare policy has significantly increased the availability of those supports. In 1999, the Foster Care Independence Act amended Title IV-E of the Social Security Act to create the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (the Chafee Program). This amendment doubled the maximum amount of funds potentially available to states for...

This brief describes qualitative findings from interviews with nine youth who are participating in the RISE (Recognize Intervene Support Empower) Care Coordination Team Intervention. The Los Angeles LGBT Center, one of the six grantees in the Permanency Innovations Initiative (PII), is implementing the RISE initiative in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and more than 20 community and foster care agencies. The RISE Initiative...

Youth transitioning out of foster care and into adulthood need many supports to navigate the challenges they face. Over the past three decades, federal child welfare policy has significantly increased the availability of those supports. In 1999, the Foster Care Independence Act amended Title IV-E of the Social Security Act to create the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (the Chafee Program). This amendment doubled the maximum amount of funds potentially available to states for...

This brief summarizes findings from the project Research Development Project on the Human Services of LGBT Populations. It discusses low-income and at-risk lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their interactions with human services, focusing on ACF-funded services.

This brief discusses the use of administrative data in the Permanency Innovations Initiative evaluation. The brief begins by defining administrative data and providing information about the most commonly used child welfare administrative datasets. It then outlines several of the challenges associated with using administrative data and concludes by highlighting the ways in which the PII evaluation uses administrative data.

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...

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...