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What are the patterns of benefit receipt among families who experience homelessness? This brief uses data collected for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Family Options Study to analyze patterns of receipt of TANF cash assistance, SNAP food assistance, and publicly funded health insurance benefits among these families, with a focus on the characteristics of those receiving and not receiving benefits...

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...

ACF OPRE News Vol. 5 Issue 19 - November 9, 2017

The Latest from the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 Evaluation
November 9, 2017

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Child welfare practitioners need effective tools to gauge children’s immediate safety and risk of future maltreatment. This brief is a resource for human service professionals on child safety and risk assessments in AI/AN communities.

This brief explores emerging evidence from social science research on the contribution of early care and education (ECE) to the child welfare system’s goals of child safety, permanency, and well-being. The examination of that evidence points to the potential value of early care and education for young children in the child welfare system, but the best available data suggests that the child welfare population tends to under-utilize ECE...

This paper summarizes research on the prevalence and experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV) among the target populations for adult healthy relationship programs. The purpose is to provide practitioners with information on their program populations to support their efforts in addressing program participants’ experiences with IPV.

Homeless, runaway, and throwaway youth (HRTY) constitute a high-risk population that urgently requires the…

The 15th Annual Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference (WREC) was sponsored by the Office of Planning, Research...

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, held the 14th Annual Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference on June 1—3, 2011 in Washington, DC. The conference centered on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, with significant attention also provided to related programs, policies, and services that support low-income and vulnerable families on the path to economic self-sufficiency.

The 13th Annual Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference was held on June 2—4, 2010 in Washington, D.C...