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Office of Human Services Policy (HSP)

The Office of Human Services Policy (HSP) conducts policy research, analysis, evaluation, and coordination on various issues across the Department, including but not limited to, poverty and measurement, vulnerable populations, early childhood education and child welfare, family strengthening, economic support for families, and youth development. HSP serves as a liaison with other agencies on broad economic matters and is the Department’s lead on poverty research and analysis.

The Division of Children and Youth Policy focuses on policies related to the well-being of children and youth. Projects range from quick-turnaround policy analyses to large-scale experimental studies, and major policy initiatives. Key areas include early childhood, early care and education, home visiting, youth development and risky behaviors, parenting and family support, child welfare and foster care, linkages with physical and mental health, methods for evaluating what works, and strategies for improving research and data in these areas.

The Division of Family and Community Policy focuses on policies affecting various low-income populations. This includes policy development around major initiatives such as homelessness and reentry. It also includes conducting and coordinating analysis, research, and evaluation on the safety net, economic mobility and opportunity, welfare-to-work issues, strengthening families and responsible fatherhood, child support enforcement, and domestic violence. Other key priorities include place-based initiatives, the role of social capital in human services, human trafficking, benefits coordination.

The Division of Data and Technical Analysis focuses on policies and programs concerning low-income and otherwise disadvantaged populations. The Division provides data analytic capacity for policy development through data collection activities, secondary data analysis, modeling, and cost analyses. The Division focuses on cross-cutting human services policy issues such as income, poverty, cash and non-cash supports for low-income families, employment, fertility, and child welfare. The Division also issues annual updates to the poverty guidelines and reports to Congress on indicators of welfare dependence.

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Designing Program Workshops for Teenage Parents: Lessons from the Teenage Parent Demonstration

November 30, 1991
Submitted to: U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesAssistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) Rm. 404E, HHH Bldg. 200 Independence Ave., SW

Infant Attachment: What We Know Now

June 27, 1991
In February 1991, ASPE sponsored a two-day research seminar on infant attachment. This final report has three major sections. The first part is a brief summary of an extensive literature review on infant attachment. The second section summarizes the proceedings of the seminar, which was based on the topics outlined in the literature review.

Preferences, Perceptions, and Child Care Turnover: Patterns Among Welfare Mothers

April 30, 1990
This study investigates factors associated with changes in the child care arrangements of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) recipients. To conduct the study, the authors interviewed a sample of AFDC recipients in 1984 and 1985, examined welfare case records, and developed models predicting AFDC mothers' transitions into and out of child care.

A Report on Infants and Children with HIV Infection in Foster Care

November 13, 1989
Approximately 800 HIV-infected children nationally were in foster care placement as of June 1989. This study was designed to define the specific problems related to providing foster care to children with HIV infection.

The Federal Role in Foster Care: A Paper on Current Priority Issue Areas

August 31, 1989
This report uses interviews with HHS staff, pertinent legislative committees, and children and youth advocacy organizations in order to express how each group would like to change the existing foster care system.

Quality in Child Care: What It Is an How It Can Be Encouraged

May 30, 1989
This speech, given at the Family Impact Seminar, briefly describes several issues concerning the regulation of child care including: who should regulate child care, whether standards effectively improve quality, how child care has been regulated since the late 1800s, current regulation practices, and how current child care legislation addresses regulation.

An Evaluability Assessment of Child Care Options for Work-Welfare Programs

March 31, 1988
MAXIMUS, Inc. April 1988 This report was prepared under contract #HHS-100-85-0004 between HHS's Office of Social Services Policy (now the Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy) and MAXIMUS, Inc. For additional information about this subject, you can visit the ASPE home page at http://aspe.hhs.gov.

Usage of Different Kinds of Child Care: An Analysis of the SIPP Data Base

October 13, 1987
Data are presented to defend the theory that families use the kind of care which is available to them and affordable.

Overview of the Final Report of the Seattle-Denver Income Maintenance Experiment

April 30, 1983
The Seattle-Denver Income Maintenance Experiment (SIME/DIME) was the last in a series of four, large-scale income maintenance experiments undertaken in the late 1960s and early 1970s to measure the disincentive effects of cash transfers on the market work of those eligible for them.