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The webinar presents three Pathways-to-Outcomes models for HMRE programs serving adult couples that use research evidence to depict how program activities may influence intended outcomes. Each model reflects an aspect of program design and implementation: (1) curriculum and delivery, (2) maximizing participation, and (3) addressing couple and individual characteristics.

The webinar presents four “Pathways-to-Outcomes” models for Responsible Fatherhood (RF) programs, each focusing on one outcome domain measured in the Parents and Children Together (PACT) evaluation: (1) healthy relationships between co-parents, (2) father development and well-being, (3) consistent employment; and (4) parenting skills and father involvement.

In 2019, the Administration for Children and Family’s (ACF) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) contracted with Mathematica and its subcontractor, Public Strategies, to conduct the Strengthening the Implementation of Marriage and Relationship Programs (SIMR) project. SIMR’s goal is to understand implementation challenges faced by healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) programs and identify and test potential solutions to those challenges.

Strengthening the Implementation of Responsible Fatherhood Programs (SIRF) will work closely with programs to identify and overcome the challenges they face, such as recruiting fathers, enrolling them in services, and keeping them actively engaged so they can realize their goals.

In this video roundtable, government experts and experienced researchers discuss the opportunities and challenges presented when using administrative data for social policy research. Topics include: tips for planning administrative data research; working with (federal and state) data custodians; negotiating data...

Several projects sponsored by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) focus on Hispanic populations or on issues with particular relevance for Hispanic communities in the U.S., including children who are dual language learners, children in immigrant families, or families employed in migrant and/or seasonal industries. This list provides brief summaries of recent OPRE-sponsored research efforts that span a wide range of topics informing ACF programs and policies supporting...

This is the Agenda for the Hispanic Research Work Group Meeting that took place on December 3, 2012, in Washington, DC...

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

This is the Agenda for the Hispanic Research Work Group Meeting that took place on March 26, 2012, in Washington, DC...

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.