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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.

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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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 report summarizes short-term impact findings from rural high schools in Kentucky implementing an adapted version of Reducing the Risk, a comprehensive sex education program. The study findings indicate that the adapted version of Reducing the Risk had short-term impacts on some but not all of the program’s targeted outcomes.

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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This report reviews empirical and theoretical work and expert input to summarize research and theory about any associations between healthy relationship program participation and experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV) and teen dating violence (TDV)...

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...

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...

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 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.