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ACF OPRE News Vol. 7 Issue 22 – December 12, 2019

Three-Year Impact Findings from the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG 1.0) & Much (Much) More

Published: December 12, 2019
Child Care, Early Head Start, Youth Services, Head Start, Home Visiting, Self-Sufficiency, Welfare & Employment, Strengthening Families, Healthy Marriage & Responsible Fatherhood
OPRE - Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation - An office of the Adminstration for Children & Families
December 12, 2019 Volume 7, Issue 22  
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Featured Research and Reports

Report cover for Health Profession Opportunity Grants HPOG 1_0 Impact Study  Three-Year Impacts Report
Explore this report to learn about the overall average impacts across the diverse HPOG 1.0 programs, three years after random assignment as well as impacts for selected subgroups of participants.

Report cover for Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Parents' Well-Being
Explore our brief, which uses data from the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) Study 2017 to describe the stress, depressive symptoms, and sources of strength reported by MSHS parents.

Report cover for  Competencies of Infant and Toddler Teachers and Caregivers  A Review of the Literature
Read our new report from Mathematica examining what is known about the links between infant and toddler teacher and caregiver competencies and child, family, teacher/caregiver, classroom, and/or program outcomes.

Explore findings from a feasibility evaluation of the Bridges to Pathways program, a program for young men in Chicago between the ages of 17 and 21 years who were involved with the criminal or juvenile justice system and lacked a high school credential.

Explore this brief that describes how some states provide specialized case management for young adults in extended federal foster care, considers how to create a responsive child welfare system for young adults, and presents potential questions for future research.

Explore this brief, which provides a framework for understanding readiness for change in early care and education and shares examples of how researchers are capturing the dimensions of readiness.

Explore "Incorporating Spatial Analyses into Early Care and Education Research" to learn about how spatial analysis can be used in early care and education research to categorize geographical areas, create variables using spatial information, analyze spatial patterns and associations, and more.

Explore "Administrative Data Sources to Address Early Care and Education Policy-Relevant Research Questions" to learn about a range of federal, state, and local administrative data sources that can be used to address early care and education questions.

Read this report to learn about the relationship between Head Start and various aspects of the early care and education systems in all 50 states, D.C., and territories. The report presents findings across nine topics: the administrative home of Head Start Collaboration Offices, enrollment, state Head Start spending, Quality Rating and Improvement Systems, state pre-K, child care subsidy policies, Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships, Head Start grant-level partnerships, and integrated data systems.

Explore archived data available for secondary analysis from our work on Self-Sufficiency/Employment, Family Strengthening, Refugee Assistance, Early Childhood, and Child Welfare topics. Learn what specific datasets are available to researchers, and where they can be accessed.

Have you studied the effectiveness of home visiting program models for pregnant women and families with young children? Through its 2020 call for studies, HomVEE will expand and add new research to its catalogue. Submit your published and unpublished research by January 2, 2020 to help build the evidence base.

From now until 3/6/20, you have an opportunity to share your expertise and responses about key questions on how to create a comprehensive, multi-system approach that addresses multiple barriers that nonresident parents face when trying to support their children. Read the request for information to learn more about this opportunity.

Visit the new Child and Family Data Archive (C&F Data Archive) to discover, access, and analyze data on young children, their families and communities, and the programs that serve them.

Check out this article in November's Prevention Science co-authored by our Aleta Meyer that discusses considerations for scaling-up evidence-based interventions in behavioral health, child welfare, education, juvenile justice, and public health systems.

Our Amy Madigan and Christine Fortunato co-authored this article, examining how partnerships between child care providers and Early Head Start programs were developed and how they worked together to deliver comprehensive, high-quality services to infants and toddlers from low-income families.

Explore this article in the journal Partner Abuse, which presents a literature review that our National Domestic Violence Hotline Services Assessment Framework based on Theory (SAF-T) project will use to develop a theoretical framework and an approach for future evaluation and ongoing performance measurement.

Explore findings from the evaluation of the Building Nebraska Families program published in the journal Social Service Review. Building Nebraska Families operated from 2002-2006 as part of our Rural Welfare-to-Work StrategiesDemonstration Evaluation.

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Tweet from @MDRC_News The Building Bridges and Bonds evaluation team is talking directly with dads to learn about #WhatWorks to engage men in #fatherhood programs With @OPRE_ACF

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