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Pretesting a human trafficking screening tool in the child welfare and runaway and homeless youth systems

Individual Author: 
Dank, Meredith
Yahner, Jennifer
Yu, Lilly
Vasquez-Noriega, Carla
Gelatt, Julia
Pergamit, Michael

This report summarizes findings from a study to develop and pre-test a human trafficking screening tool with 617 youth in runaway and homeless youth (RHY) and child welfare (CW) settings. The tool was found to be accessible, easy to administer, and effective in identifying trafficked youth in these settings, though additional research is needed. (Author summary)

Multi-site family study on incarceration, parenting and partnerning: Program impacts technical report

Individual Author: 
Lindquist, Christine
Steffey, Danielle
Tueller, Stephen
McKay, Tasseli
Bir, Anupa
Feinberg, Rose
Ramirez, Derek

This report presents findings on the impact of couples-based family strengthening services in four prison-based programs from the Multi-Site Family Study on Incarceration, Parenting and Partnering (MFS-IP) and discusses the implications for policy, programs, and future research. In one of the four grantee programs, the low-dosage healthy relationship retreat had sustained positive effects on multiple partnership and parenting relationship outcomes for a low-income, justice-involved population. This evaluation attempted to isolate the impacts of relatively low-dosage couples programming.

Earnings and child support participation among reentering fathers

Individual Author: 
Mellgren, Linda
McKay, Tasseli
Landwehr, Justin
Bir, Anupa
Helburn, Amy
Lindquist, Christine
Krieger, Kate

A father’s incarceration can represent a serious threat to economic stability for his children and family, yet little is known about earnings and child support payments among justice-involved men over the course of incarceration and release. This brief presents findings on pre- and post-incarceration wages and child support participation in the five impact sites of the Multi-site Family Study on Incarceration, Parenting and Partnering (MFS-IP). This analysis matches MFS-IP survey data with state administrative data on wages and child support participation to examine this gap.

Evaluation of the ready to work partnership grant program: Findings from the implementation study of four training programs for long-term unemployed workers

Individual Author: 
Fishman, Mike

This PowerPoint presentation from the 2017 NAWRS workshop summarizes the findings from an implementation study of four separate training programs for long-term unemployed workers. This presentation discusses the policy context, evaluation overview, ready-to-work grantee programs, and key findings of the study.

Moving to a self-directed service approach: Factors influencing variation in self-service application rates across NYC SNAP centers

Individual Author: 
Rockey, Tyler

This PowerPoint presentation from the 2017 NAWRS workshop summarizes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) application process, and further examines how centers have integrated computer banks into their operations and what effects this integration has on staff and workflow.

Realistic child support orders for incarcerated parents: PAID - child support fact sheet #4

Individual Author: 
Office of Child Support Enforcement

For child support to be a reliable source of income for children, parents who are incarcerated need child support orders that reflect actual income. This PAID fact sheet highlights opportunities to encourage incarcerated parents to engage with the child support system, to reduce or suspend orders during incarceration to avoid arrears, and to offer post-incarceration child support services. As a companion to this PAID fact sheet, the incarcerated noncustodial parent policy chart reviews state modification practices, laws, and policies for incarcerated noncustodial parents.

Neighborhood safety and green space as predictors of obesity among preschool children from low-income families in New York City

Individual Author: 
Lovasi, Gina S.
Schwartz-Soicher, Ofira
Quinn, James W.
Berger, Diana K.
Neckerman, Kathryn M.
Jaslow, Risa
Lee, Karen K.
Rundle, Andrew


Neighborhood safety, green space, walkability, and sociodemographics may influence physical activity and childhood obesity.