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Healthy Families San Angelo, a community-based organization in San Angelo, Texas, successfully implemented two home visiting programs, Traditional Healthy Families and Steps to Success. The Steps to Success program is part of the federal Personal Responsibility Education Program and offers counseling on contraception and adequate birth spacing, as well as parenting and child development issues. Traditional Healthy Families focuses only on parenting and child development...

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 highlights key findings from the implementation of an adapted version of Reducing the Risk, a comprehensive sex education program. The program was delivered by health educators in relatively low-income, mostly rural, high schools in the Barren River and Lincoln Trail District Health Departments in Kentucky during the 2013—2014 and 2014—2015 school years...

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

Additionally, the brief examines...

 

This brief examines the well-being of young children 20 months after staying in emergency homeless shelters with their families...

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...

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...

This paper summarizes the available evidence in three key areas related to recognizing and addressing intimate partner violence/teen dating violence in healthy relationship programs...

In 1994, James Bell Associates was awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,…