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How three-arm random assignment within sites can improve non-experimental cross-site estimates of the relationship between program characteristics and impact

Individual Author: 
Peck, Laura R.
Moulton, Shawn R.

This paper will describe the logic and performance (in simulations) of the CAMIC method, using the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) evaluation as an example of its potential to expand policy learning when evaluators and policymakers seek ways to improve—not just assess, up or down—studied social programs. Examining impact variation across sites in an attempt to learn which program components lead to larger impacts is something of obvious policy importance.

Working with Asian American individuals, couples, and families: A toolkit for stakeholders

Individual Author: 
Chen, Hao-Min
Lewis, Denise C.

The purpose of Resource Center toolkits is to provide safety-net stakeholders with effective tools for promoting and integrating healthy relationship education into their programs. The content of this toolkit focuses on implications for safety-net stakeholders and information that can be directly applied to stakeholders’ programs or agencies when working with Asian American individuals, couples, and families. (Author abstract)

Do the benefits of extending foster care to age 21 outweigh the costs? Evidence from Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin

Individual Author: 
Courtney, Mark

This article examines extended foster care for youth through age 21 in Illinois as compared to programs in Iowa and Wisconsin that at the time served youth until age 18. Results showed with the extended program, youth were more likely to attend college, less likely to become pregnant or homeless, and less likely to become involved with the criminal justice system. (Author introduction)

Understanding patterns of compliance with child support orders in Washington state

Individual Author: 
Plotnick, Robert
Moore, Kathleen

This report provides evidence on how NCP, CP and case characteristics are associated with the likelihood of compliance. The findings help identify the characteristics that predict how long a case is likely to remain compliant, the kinds of cases that are more likely to fall out of compliance, and how long non-compliant cases are likely to remain out of compliance. (Excerpt from author executive summary)

Foster care statistics 2016

Individual Author: 
Child Welfare Information Gateway

This factsheet provides the most recent national statistical estimates for children and youth in foster care from fiscal year (FY) 2016 and also provides earlier data from FY 2006 to allow for some estimate of trends over time. Data were obtained from the Federal Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS). AFCARS collects information on all children in foster care for whom State child welfare agencies have responsibility for placement, care, or supervision and on children who are adopted with public child welfare agency involvement. (Author introduction)

Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) technical supplement to the evaluation design report: Impact analysis plan

Individual Author: 
Abt Associates Inc.

This report provides detailed information about the planned impact analyses for the Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) project. The PACE Impact Study is designed to answer questions about the overall program effectiveness for the nine programs in PACE, each involving a different configuration of career pathways design components.

Instituto del Progreso Latino's Carreras en Salud (Careers in Health) Program: Implementation and early impact report Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE)

Individual Author: 
Martinson, Karin
Copson, Elizabeth
Gardiner, Karen
Kitrosser, Daniel

This report documents the implementation and early impacts of the Carreras en Salud (Careers in Health) program, operated by Instituto del Progreso Latino, in Chicago, Illinois. The Carreras en Salud program is one promising effort aimed at helping low-income, low-skilled adults access and complete occupational training that can lead to increased employment and higher earnings. A distinctive feature of this program is its focus on training for low-income Latinos for employment in healthcare occupations, primarily Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

How do parents make decisions about ECE arrangements?

Individual Author: 
Child Care State Capacity Building Center

Historically, there has been a lack of nationally representative data that describe the decisionmaking process parents use when seeking early care and education (ECE) arrangements for their children. This brief describes findings from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) about how families make these types of decisions. The survey was given to a sample of families who had searched for care for a young child (birth to 5 years) in the past 2 years. The brief concludes with questions for further exploration by state leaders. (Author abstract)

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.

Changing a child support order

Individual Author: 
Office of Child Support Enforcement

This guide offers information to help parents, and people who work with parents, better understand the child support review and modification process. It explains how parents can request to have their child support order changed when their financial situation changes. You’ll see that much of this guide relates to changes handled by the child support agency, although some state-specific information addresses court processes. Parents and others can find phone numbers, websites, and forms (where available) to help start the modification process.