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Implementation findings from three random assignment studies of career pathways programs

Individual Author: 
Gardiner, Karen

This PowerPoint presentation from the 2017 NAWRS workshop summarizes the Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) Study, which is supported by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The PACE evaluation examined nine different career pathway approaches that seek to increase job training, education, and labor attachment among low-income, low-skilled individuals. This presentation provides an overview of PACE, discusses the methodology, findings, and next steps.

Is subsidized childcare associated with lower risk of grade retention for low-income children?

Individual Author: 
Shattuck, Rachel M.

This PowerPoint presentation from the 2017 NAWRS workshop discusses the likelihood of low-income children who received federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) - subsidized care in early childhood - being held back in school, from kindergarten onward. Additionally, this presentation explores whether this association is particularly pronounced for low-income Black and Hispanic children relative to low-income children from other race/ethnic groups.

Parenting and child rearing attitudes of unmarried Hispanic teenage mothers

Individual Author: 
Smith, Matthew Lee
Chiappone, Alethea L.
Wilson, Kelly L.

This study describes the personal characteristics and child rearing attitudes of unmarried, Hispanic teenage mothers and compares their risk for negative parenting attributes associated with child maltreatment. Data were analyzed from 111 participants enrolled in an in-home case management initiative. The Adult Adolescent Parenting Inventory-2 (AAPI-2) was used to assess parenting-related risk on five constructs. Responses for each construct were converted to standardized ‘sten’ scores ranging from 1 to 10.

Family violence collaboration

Individual Author: 
Office of Child Support Enforcement

The Promoting Child Well-Being & Family Self-Sufficiency Fact Sheet Series discusses how and why the child support program provides innovative services to families across six interrelated areas to assure that parents have the tools and resources they need to support their children and be positively involved in raising them. This fact sheet explains how family-centered strategies must not put women and children at greater risk of violence.

Military services and child support partnerships

Individual Author: 
Office of Child Support Enforcement

The Promoting Child Well-Being & Family Self-Sufficiency Fact Sheet Series discusses how and why the child support program provides innovative services to families across six interrelated areas to assure that parents have the tools and resources they need to support their children and be positively involved in raising them. This fact sheet focuses on how the child support program and military and veterans organizations can work together to help parents who serve our country meet their responsibilities to their children and be the parents they want to be. (Author introduction)

City universal preschool initiative evaluations and research: Research-to-policy resources

Individual Author: 
Ferguson, Daniel

This Research-to-Policy Resource List provides a comprehensive list of city universal preschool initiative evaluations and research in the Research Connections collection. To count as universal, a city's program must aim to eventually provide universal access to publicly-funded preschool for all four-year-olds using at least some city funds, even if it does not currently achieve universal access.

Seeding the college dream: Final report: An evaluation of the Child Support for College asset-building initiative

Individual Author: 
Osborne, Cynthia
Dillon, Daniel
Bellows, Laura

The importance of a college education has risen dramatically in recent decades. Individuals with a college degree have higher paying jobs, increased career flexibility, and are less likely to be unemployed; meanwhile, broad shifts in the U.S. economy continue to trim the number of jobs available to those without a college degree, further amplifying the significance of higher education. Though many parents recognize the importance of sending their children to college, financing a college education has also become increasingly difficult.

Behavioral Interventions for Child Support Services

Individual Author: 
Office of Child Support Enforcement

In the Behavioral Interventions for Child Support Services (BICS) demonstration project, the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) has competitively awarded grants to seven states and the District of Columbia to better understand individuals' behavior and decision-making ability when it comes to participating in the child support program.The five-year demonstration is exploring the potential relevance and application of behavioral economics principles to child support services, focusing on areas such as modification of orders and early engagement in the child support establishment proc