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Based on a thorough review of the existing literature, this report outlines key differences and similarities among various executive function and other regulation-related skills in research. Those differences and similarities are then presented in a visual map to illustrate relationships among these skills...

This brief, developed for organizations implementing healthy relationship programming, provides a summary of research/theory on how healthy relationship program participation could affect intimate partner violence and teen dating violence. Specifically, the brief describes how those effects might occur, and how they might differ for different groups of adults and youth...

This paper describes current approaches used by healthy relationship programs recently funded by the Administration for Children and Families to address intimate partner violence (IPV) and teen dating violence (TDV). This summary does not describe best practices, but will help lay the foundation for activities in the Responding to Intimate Violence in Relationship programs (RIViR) project.

This brief highlights the implementation infrastructure of Personal Responsibility Education Program evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs in...

The Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) was authorized by Congress in 2010 as part of the Affordable Care Act. The program, overseen by the Family and Youth Services Bureau, is designed to provide educational programs to adolescents on teen pregnancy prevention and related topics.  The program must also address healthy transition to young adulthood by addressing adulthood preparation subjects that were mandated by Congress. Most of the PREP funding...

This report summarizes the key findings from the implementation of the adapted version of Reducing the Risk comprehensive sex education program in the Barren River and Lincoln Trail District Health Departments in Kentucky. In both districts, health educators delivered the program during the 2013—2014 and 2014—2015 school years in relatively low-income, mostly rural high schools.

In addition to descriptions of how the program was adapted and its implementation...

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

Featured items in this issue...

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 examines whether families experiencing homelessness are connected to the benefits and services of the social safety net. We found that — while participation rates varied by program — for most safety net programs, homeless families in our sample reported rates of participation greater than or equal to those of other deeply poor families...

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...