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This report describes the major research investments of our Division of Family Strengthening through Fiscal Year 2019. This division has primary responsibility for research and evaluation projects related to healthy relationships, parenting, youth transitions to adulthood, and community connections. OPRE’s research in the area of family strengthening includes mothers, fathers, couples, families, children, and youth.

This tip sheet shares lessons learned by the Building Bridges and Bonds (B3) study thus far so that other programs can consider implementing these approaches to encourage father engagement.

This set of resources is intended to strengthen the ability of state/territory child care administrators and their research partners to utilize administrative data to address policy-relevant early care and education research questions. The resources are designed for researchers who are new to the analysis of administrative data as well as seasoned users of administrative data who are expanding their research to include new types of administrative data (e.g., expanding to a new state or new agency).

This publication uses data from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) to present four sets of tables, summarizing...

This brief identifies common features of programs that offer integrated services to support both the economic security of families and the development and wellbeing of children.

Focusing on programs operating as of early 2016, the brief discusses:...

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

Featured items in this issue: ...

This report describes the research and evaluation activities undertaken by our Division of Child and Family Development in 2016. Brief project descriptions provide an overview of the range of projects conducted by the Division during the year in early childhood research, child care, Head Start and Early Head Start, child welfare, and cultural diversity...

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...

This report summarizes key findings from the implementation of Teen Choice in New York. Teen Choice is a comprehensive sex education program, covering both abstinence and contraception. Teen Choice was adapted to allow for implementation with  youth with severe emotional and behavioral issues...

This brief explores child and partner separations among families experiencing homelessness.

Additionally, the brief examines...