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Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation - OPRE

Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation - OPRE The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) studies Administration for Children and Famil The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) studies Administration for Children and Families (ACF) programs and the populations they serve through rigorous research and evaluation projects.

These include evaluations of existing programs, evaluations of innovative approaches to helping low-income children and families, research syntheses and descriptive and exploratory studies. We also coordinate performance management for ACF. We have three divisions:

•The Division of Economic Independence focuses on welfare and employment.
•The Division of Child and Family Development focuses on ch

These include evaluations of existing programs, evaluations of innovative approaches to helping low-income children and families, research syntheses and descriptive and exploratory studies. We also coordinate performance management for ACF. We have three divisions:

•The Division of Economic Independence focuses on welfare and employment.
•The Division of Child and Family Development focuses on ch

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On April 13th, our Amanda Coleman will provide a welcome greeting at the first annual African American Child and Family ...
04/11/2022
Strengths and Innovation of African-American Children and Families: A Virtual Convening

On April 13th, our Amanda Coleman will provide a welcome greeting at the first annual African American Child and Family Research Conference, hosted by the OPRE-funded National African American Child and Family Research Center within the Morehouse School of Medicine. The virtual conference is designed to bring together community leaders, advocates, policymakers, scholars, and practitioners to focus on current strengths of African American children and families. The conference will support identifying research, practice, and policy strategies to support African American children and families in the areas of poverty alleviation, early care and education, and fatherhood.

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04/08/2022

Our Sam Illangasekare spoke today at a student event at her alma mater, Stanford University. She discussed her career path post-graduation from the Stanford University Human Biology Program and her role as a Deputy Division Director at OPRE.

Check out the latest OPRE Insights blog post, Co-Regulation and Connection in Human Services: Ongoing OPRE Projects!
04/08/2022
Co-Regulation and Connection in Human Services: Ongoing OPRE Projects

Check out the latest OPRE Insights blog post, Co-Regulation and Connection in Human Services: Ongoing OPRE Projects!

In a prior blog post, we introduced OPRE’s work on the concept of co-regulation, a cross-cutting framework that can be applied across the lifespan. Co-regulation is the interactive process by which caring adults (1) provide warm, supportive relationships, (2) promote self-regulation through coachi...

Participants in career pathways programs face a complex set of logistical and financial considerations when deciding to ...
04/08/2022

Participants in career pathways programs face a complex set of logistical and financial considerations when deciding to take the next step in their education.

Learn more in this brief from our research partners Abt Associates, which presents insights from in-depth, in-person interviews with participants in career pathways programs funded by the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program.
https://buff.ly/3j8uq20

These are examples of some of the job quality and financial factors that Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0...
04/07/2022

These are examples of some of the job quality and financial factors that Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 career pathways program participants considered in choosing their occupation. Learn more in this brief from our research partners Abt Associates.
https://buff.ly/3DFAOrb

Check out the latest OPRE Insights blog post, Co-Regulation and Connection in Human Services: Developing a Learning Agen...
04/06/2022
Co-Regulation and Connection in Human Services: Developing a Learning Agenda

Check out the latest OPRE Insights blog post, Co-Regulation and Connection in Human Services: Developing a Learning Agenda!

Across many research domains, there is growing awareness of the importance of fostering relationships and human connection to improve the quality of life for children and families. In the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), this focus has emerged in several lines of research. For over a decade, our office has actively engaged program offices across the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to translate research about the impact of early adversity and chronic stress on long-term health and well-being and apply it to human services programs.

For over a decade, OPRE has actively engaged program offices across the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to translate research about the impact of early adversity and chronic stress on long-term health and well-being and apply it to human services programs.

“Connecting Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) participants to personal or logistical supports to address chall...
04/06/2022
Who Doesn't Start or Complete Training: Results from the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program

“Connecting Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) participants to personal or logistical supports to address challenges such as transportation and child care, as well as academic supports, could increase participants’ ability to start and/or complete training.”

In this report from the Urban Institute and Abt Associates, learn more about individual characteristics and program activities associated with who does or does not start and complete healthcare training.

This report uses information from the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program to examine the individual characteristics and program activities associated with who does or does not start and complete healthcare training.

Many participants who started Per Scholas's WorkAdvance training for help desk technician and field technician jobs incr...
04/06/2022

Many participants who started Per Scholas's WorkAdvance training for help desk technician and field technician jobs increased their earnings over time.

In this new report from MDRC, learn more about the role that employment opportunities in the information technology field can play in improving the economic mobility of adults who are unemployed or looking for higher-wage jobs.
https://buff.ly/38nY9lr

In addition to improving educational progress in the short-term, participation in Health Profession Opportunity Grants (...
04/05/2022

In addition to improving educational progress in the short-term, participation in Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 programs lead to large relative increases across a range of other training measures.
Learn more in this new report from our research partners Abt Associates.
https://buff.ly/3Kbyavv

Researchers at the UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health, with funding from a Secondary Analyses of Data on Ear...
04/05/2022
Brief and Reports | Collaboratory on School and Child Health

Researchers at the UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health, with funding from a Secondary Analyses of Data on Early Care and Education Grant, examined the diverse strengths and needs of families enrolled in Early Head Start (EHS) and the role that EHS can play in supporting them.

Briefs and Reports From CSCH From other organizations

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Throughout this month we are recognizing the individuals and organizations nati...
04/04/2022

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Throughout this month we are recognizing the individuals and organizations nationwide, as well as the offices within the Administration for Children and Families - ACF, working to foster a shared understanding of sexual violence and how to prevent and address it.

Check out the latest OPRE Insights blog post, Co-Regulation and Connection in Human Services: Developing a Learning Agen...
04/01/2022
Co-Regulation and Connection in Human Services: Developing a Learning Agenda

Check out the latest OPRE Insights blog post, Co-Regulation and Connection in Human Services: Developing a Learning Agenda!

Across many research domains, there is growing awareness of the importance of fostering relationships and human connection to improve the quality of life for children and families. In the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), this focus has emerged in several lines of research. For over a decade, our office has actively engaged program offices across the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to translate research about the impact of early adversity and chronic stress on long-term health and well-being and apply it to human services programs.

For over a decade, OPRE has actively engaged program offices across the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to translate research about the impact of early adversity and chronic stress on long-term health and well-being and apply it to human services programs.

Every April, OPRE celebrates Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month. This year we are highlighting work featured on ...
04/01/2022

Every April, OPRE celebrates Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month. This year we are highlighting work featured on our Methods Inquiries project page and invite you to learn about our innovative methods meetings that explore research design, analytic techniques, and data measurement to advance the government’s use of appropriate and rigorous research methods.

Our methods meetings have covered topics including: engaging communities in research; core components research; open science; Bayesian Methods; and rapid learning approaches. This work supports and promotes OPRE’s commitment to the five research principles of the ACF Evaluation Policy: rigor, relevance, transparency, independence, and ethics.

Financial capability is essential to developing short and long-term financial habits and skills that can lead to greater...
04/01/2022

Financial capability is essential to developing short and long-term financial habits and skills that can lead to greater financial well-being.

This Financial Capability Month, learn more about two OPRE projects with components dedicated to learning about how finances and financial capability support the economic self-sufficiency of families:
• Evaluation of Employment Coaching for TANF and Related Populations, led by Mathematica: Progress Together in partnership with Abt Associates and MDRC, which includes two programs that have financial coaching as a key component---MyGoals and LIFT.
• Integrating Financial Capability and Employment Services project, with our research partners Urban Institute and MEF Associates; this project currently has a survey in the field to better understand how financial capability interventions are delivered in the context of E&T programs.

Are you interested in learning more about accessing and using data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Surv...
03/31/2022
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Accessing and Using Data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2019 (FACES 2019). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Are you interested in learning more about accessing and using data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2019 (FACES 2019)? Join us for a webinar on April 19th, 2022 from 1-2pm ET. The webinar will provide researchers and analysts with:

• FACES 2019 history, design, and participants
• Data file structure and conventions
• Weights and variance estimation
• Data user resources
• Overview of the Child and Family Data Archive
• Accessing the FACES 2019 data
• Current and future study plans

FACES 2019 is a nationally representative sample of Head Start children, their families, classrooms, and programs and provides descriptive information on the participating population; staff qualifications, credentials, and opinions; Head Start classroom practices and quality measures; and child and....

Jefferson Solutions — a contractor to OPRE — is looking for candidates to fill a Budget Analyst Position. Apply today to...
03/31/2022

Jefferson Solutions — a contractor to OPRE — is looking for candidates to fill a Budget Analyst Position.

Apply today to be part of a budget team supporting our research and evaluation activities. https://buff.ly/3KWJETH

03/31/2022
Deputy Assistant Secretary Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation

ACF is searching for candidates to fill the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning, Research and Evaluation.

Learn more about this opportunity to lead OPRE’s work studying Administration for Children and Families - ACF programs and the people they serve through rigorous research, evaluation, data, and other learning projects.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE). The mission of ACF focuses on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of programs designed to make measurable improv...

Are you interested in learning more about accessing and using data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Surv...
03/30/2022
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Accessing and Using Data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2019 (FACES 2019). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Are you interested in learning more about accessing and using data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2019 (FACES 2019)? Join us for a webinar on April 19th, 2022 from 1-2pm ET. The webinar will provide researchers and analysts with:

• FACES 2019 history, design, and participants
• Data file structure and conventions
• Weights and variance estimation
• Data user resources
• Overview of the Child and Family Data Archive
• Accessing the FACES 2019 data
• Current and future study plans

FACES 2019 is a nationally representative sample of Head Start children, their families, classrooms, and programs and provides descriptive information on the participating population; staff qualifications, credentials, and opinions; Head Start classroom practices and quality measures; and child and....

The Supporting Family Economic Well-Being Through Home Visiting (HomeEc) project seeks nominations of practices that cou...
03/29/2022
Call for Information: Seeking Practices to Support Family Economic Well-Being

The Supporting Family Economic Well-Being Through Home Visiting (HomeEc) project seeks nominations of practices that could be added to an existing home visiting intervention/program to support family economic well-being. We are looking for practices that:

• Support family economic well-being by addressing (1) basic human needs; (2) financial security; or (3) employment readiness
• Serve families with young children and/or pregnant women
• Have written protocols, manuals, or other documentation available that describes how to implement or administer the practice
• Are delivered individually or in a group (that is, a staff person working directly with clients)

Please send information to [email protected] by April 19, 2022.

The Supporting Family Economic Well-Being Through Home Visiting (HomeEc) project seeks nominations of practices — that is, services, strategies, or activities — to support family economic well-being.

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