ACF OPRE News Vol. 8 Issue 4 – February 20, 2020

Two New Conceptual Models for Youth Sexual Risk Avoidance and Sexual Risk Cessation and Much (Much) More

Published: February 20, 2020
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Administrative Data for Research and Improvement, Early Head Start, Head Start, Self-Sufficiency, Welfare & Employment
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February 20, 2020 Volume 8, Issue 4   
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Conceptual Models to Depict the Factors that Influence the Avoidance and Cessation of Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Youth - Cover Page
Learn about these conceptual models that identify a range of factors that research shows may influence youth decision making, sexual behavior, and related outcomes. The models are intended to guide efforts to prevent youth risk behaviors and promote optimal health.

Select Findings from the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Study 2017 Cultural Items and Language Use Checklist - Cover Page
Explore this brief to learn about children's language and cultural experiences in Migrant and Seasonal Head Start classrooms as observed using the Cultural Items and Language Use Checklist (CILU) observation measure.

National and Tribal Evaluation of the 2nd Generation of Health Profession Opportunity Grants Analysis Plan for the HPOG 2 0 National Evaluation Short-Term Impact Report - Cover Page
Explore this analysis plan to learn how the evaluation will answer key research questions concerning the impact of HPOG 2.0 on participants relative to what their outcomes would have been without the program, as well how those impacts vary with individual and local program characteristics.

Analysis Plan for Cost-Benefit Analysis National Evaluation of the Second Generation of Health Profession Opportunity Grants HPOG 2 point 0 - Cover Page
Explore this report which presents an analysis plan for the Cost-Benefit Analysis of the National Evaluation of HPOG 2.0.
User Guide to the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Study 2017 Data Tables Report - Cover page Explore our user guide that provides an overview of how the report is organized, a list of information in the report by topic, guidance on using links to find information quickly, and examples of how to read the data tables.

Our grantee, The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families, is now accepting applications for their research scholars program. Applications are due March 18, 2020.

Explore this report produced by MDRC for ACF's Office of Child Support Enforcement to see what they learned from developing interventions informed by behavioral science to improve child support services and increase parent engagement.

Read this post co-authored by our Samantha Illangasekare and other current and former ACF colleagues to learn about their experiences with research-practice partnerships.

In case you missed it, read this article on more equitable approaches to research, data, and evaluation that cites ACF as an exemplar in involving the community in research and evaluation.

Reviewers Wanted - Secondary Analyses of Data on Early Care and Education Grants

We are currently seeking individuals interested in serving as a grant reviewer or chair for the Secondary Analyses of Data on Early Care and Education grants. If you have expertise in early care and education, have a strong background in research methods, and are interested in serving as a member or chair of the review team, complete the online review interest form no later than 3/2/20.

A team at Georgia State University's Georgia Policy Labs working with the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services and a team in the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Medicaid Services recently received grants from ACF to address barriers to interoperability. Visit the grant page to learn more about the grant and awardees.

How Caring Adults Can Use Co-regulation to Support Self-regulation Development

Watch this video to learn about the continuous process of co-regulation from birth to young adulthood.
Co-Regulation from Birth through Young Adulthood

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Tweet from MaggieReeves1 - I am so excited to be co-PI on this project_ Keep your eyes out toward the end of the year for an open source solution to help with data sharing


Recently Released Reports

Community Readiness: A Toolkit to Support Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Awardees in Assessing Community Capacity

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Culture of Continuous Learning Project | Theory of Change

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Implementing Healthcare Career Pathway Training Programs in Rural Settings: Responsive Approaches by Tribal HPOG 2.0 Grantees

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Mapping Answers to Child Care Questions: Comparing Your Administrative Data with Other Data: A Webinar for Child Care Development Fund Lead Agencies

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Lessons from the Field: Using Continuous Quality Improvement to Refine Interventions for Youth at Risk of Homelessness

February 4, 2020
 

Home Visiting Career Trajectories

January 29, 2020
 

Child Care Subsidies under the CCDF Program: An Overview of Policy Differences across States and Territories as of October 1, 2018

January 28, 2020
 

Key Cross-State Variations in CCDF Policies as of October 1, 2018: The CCDF Policies Database Book of Tables

January 28, 2020
 

Using the CCDF Policies Database: 2018 Fact Sheets

January 28, 2020

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