The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) marks an important shift in federal funding for child welfare services, and offers opportunities for states to receive Title IV-E reimbursement to fund some mental health (MH), substance use disorder (SUD), and in-home parent skill-based programs to help prevent entry into foster care. With the intr
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This PDF was shared as an attachment to a Listserv email from the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services and the National Alzheimer's Project Act website. More information about the National Alzheimer's Project Act is available at https://aspe.hhs.gov/national-alzheimers-project-act .
By Annette Waters, Pamela Winston, and Robin Ghertner April 1, 2020
To limit viral transmission during the COVID-19 pandemic, government and public health officials have asked the public to engage in social distancing. In response, many human services agencies are closing their offices and providing services in other ways, such as online and over the telephone. This has created daunting challenges for services tha
HHS and other federal agencies support a wide range of technical assistance (TA) initiatives – including both virtual and in-person efforts – to support their significant investment in local communities working to improve economic resilience and well-being. Virtual TA is a form of planned and ongoing TA delivered remotely with built-in opport
Facilitating Low-Income Families’ Use of Emergency Paid Family Leave: Considerations for Human Services Agencies in Supporting Workers and Their Employers
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in March 2020 Congress enacted emergency paid family leave (Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act) as well as emergency paid sick leave. This brief suggests lessons for facilitating the use of emergency paid family leave by lower-income families, drawing on research by ASPE on families’ participat
This factsheet presents estimates of access to internet services for low-income families, as well as differences by demographic characteristics and geography. Key takeaways include:
National Research Summit on Care, Services and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers: Public Comments
Public Comments and Frequently Asked Questions
This brief analyzes information on administrative data resources collected by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). It explores how the data can be leveraged to improve evidence and research on ACF programs and beneficiaries. Key highlights include:
A Compendium of Administrative and Survey Data Resources in the Administration for Children and Families
This compendium is an effort to understand and document the data collected by ACF that is or could be used for evidence-building purposes. It includes summaries of twelve major ACF administrative data sources and seven surveys.
There has been a sustained focus on how to make better use of federal administrative data to conduct research and evaluation of government-funded programs in order to improve outcomes and efficiency for the people we serve. Research and evaluation are not esoteric pursuits separate from the business of program operations and strategy, but must go
Parental opioid use disorder (OUD) is a risk factor for the maltreatment of children and placement into foster care. Opioid agonist therapy (OAT) is an evidence-based treatment for OUD using medications such as methadone and buprenorphine. OAT can help parents enter recovery and reduce the risk of maltreatment, and potentially improve child welfar
Economic Impact Payments under the CARES Act can increase economic independence and labor force attachment among individuals reentering from incarceration through helping cover basic expenses while individuals seek employment and get on their feet. However, while many reentering individuals may be eligible for an Economic Impact Payment, they may
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing child care providers across the country to close. Between February and April 2020, employment in the child care industry dropped by about one third, losing 360,000 jobs. We do not yet know how this will affect the longer-term economic health of this sector. This has implications for the supply, quality, and price
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in March 2020 Congress enacted emergency paid family leave (Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA)) for use by parents when their children are unable to attend school or child care due to the crisis. This brief estimates eligibility for the emergency paid family leave program under different
Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services
Agency Reports Listed below are reports that discuss Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD) that NAPA has been alerted to by participating affiliates and Council members. The links that follow the title will take you to the agency website hosting that report.
Individuals Experiencing Homelessness are Likely to have Medical Conditions Associated with Severe Illness from COVID-19 Issue Brief
Individuals Experiencing Homelessness are Likely to have Medical Conditions Associated with Severe Illness from COVID-19 Issue Brief Harper Sutherland, Mir M. Ali, and Emily Rosenoff Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation June 2020 Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (5 PDF pages)