ACF OPRE News Vol. 7 Issue 19 – October 24, 2019

Impact Findings for Two Sites in our Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) Project & Much More

Published: October 24, 2019
Topics:
Administrative Data for Research and Improvement, Interoperability and Data Sharing, Methods and Tools, Youth Services, Home Visiting, Self-Sufficiency, Welfare & Employment, Strengthening Families, Healthy Marriage & Responsible Fatherhood
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October 24, 2019 Volume 7, Issue 19  
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Featured Research and Reports


Report cover for Enhancing a Home Visiting Program to Address Repeat Adolescent Pregnancy The Longer-Term Impacts of Steps to Success
Explore evidence on the longer-term impacts, measured two years after enrollment, of this home visiting program for adolescent mothers in San Angelo, Texas.

Report cover for Focusing on the Boys The Longer-Term Impacts of Wise Guys in Davenport Iowa
Explore evidence on the longer-term impacts, measured two years after enrollment, of Wise Guys in middle schools in and near the city of Davenport, Iowa.

First page of the Rapid Learning Methods to Examine and Improve Social Programs brief
Explore this presentation from our 2018 innovative methods meeting and accompanying brief to learn more about rapid learning methods and how to use them.

What are the 5 Principles of the Administration for Children and Families' Evaluation Policy?

Rigor, Relevance, Transparency, Independence, and Ethics - Watch this video to learn about the policy's principles and how we use them to guide our work.
 
What are the 5 Principles of the Administration for Children and Families' Evaluation Policy?

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Recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We at OPRE work with our Administration for Children and Families program office partners to improve understanding of the issues related to domestic violence. Explore the Accomplishments of the Domestic Violence Hotline, Online Connections, and Text, National Domestic Violence Hotline Services Assessment Framework based on Theory, Preventing and Addressing Intimate Violence by Engaging Dads, and Responding to Intimate Violence in Relationship Programs project pages to learn about our work on this topic.

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October is Head Start Awareness Month

Our many Head Start research and evaluation projects provide valuable information to inform policy and practice for Head Start early childhood programming and development. Visit our Head Start page to learn more.

Why Your Agency Should Have an Evaluation Policy Now - ACF Evaluation Policy featured in Government Executive

In case you missed it, read this article on government agencies creating their own evaluation policies, that prominently features the ACF Evaluation Policy and its five principles - Rigor, Relevance, Transparency, Independence, and Ethics.

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An Economic Portrait of Hispanic Families with Low-Income - National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families

Read this portrait of the economic lives of Hispanic families from our grantee to see what the Center discovered during its first five years of research on Hispanic families' economic well-being.
 

Hispanic Families & Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Subsidies - National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families

Explore these new graphics from our grantee illustrating state variation in CCDF policies and practices that are especially relevant for Hispanic families.

Grant Funding Opportunity for Research on Youth Employment

The Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks proposals for research on youth employment, a key area of interest identified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE). Visit the grant page for details on the opportunity. Proposals are due November 15, 2019.

Social Media Spotlight

Tweet from @NickRHart -  Why is  @OPRE_ACF  such a consistent leader in the #evaluation space Because they focus on core #eval principles of rigor relevance transparency independence and ethics More here in a new video from HHS


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