This ASPE-funded study conducted by the National Opinion Research Center and Child Trends used the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1997 cohort, to examine how parent marital quality and parent-adolescent relationships in married couple families influence a range of adolescent and youth well-being outcomes. The study findings support the
This report, Performance Improvement 2010, the 16th annual report in this series, describes the findings from 113 studies completed during the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009. The study summaries and the publicly available database from which they are drawn are to be found at http://aspe.hhs.gov/pic/performance.
Performance Improvement 2009. How Can We Improve Employment and Other Outcomes for Low-Income Parents and Others Who Face Serious Barriers to Employment?
The Enhanced Services for the Hard-to-Employ project is evaluating four diverse strategies designed to improve employment and other outcomes for low-income parents and others who face serious barriers to employment. The evaluation utilizes an experimental, random assignment design and includes three main parts: an implementation study, an impact
TITLE: Evaluating Quality of Out-of-Home Care in Kinship Foster Care
MISSION: To promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. Evaluation Program
Performance Improvement 1998 is the third annual report of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on its evaluation activities. As a report to Congress, it summarizes the findings of HHS evaluations completed in fiscal year (FY) 1997. In that year, HHS agencies produced 155 evaluation reports and supported more than 335 evaluation
Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Local Answers to Difficult Questions. Appendix A: Selected Tools Used by the Study Sites to Screen for Unobserved Barriers
Question Characteristics Validated ? Topics covered Mothod of Administration Notes About Implementation Kansas TANF AJS/EAP Initial Screening Guide 7 Yes/No questions No
Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Local Answers to Difficult Questions. Non-Validated Tools Used by TANF Agencies
The limited use of validated tools does not indicate a general lack of use of tools or instruments to collect information and explore barriers.
Submitted by: Michael R. Pergamit, Ph.D. Lynn Huang, Ph.D. Julie Lane, Ph.D. National Opinion Research Center (NORC) University of Chicago Submitted to: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
This is the first of two briefs that examine the interplay between education and skills-building programming for lower income individuals and families in the areas of marriage and relationships, financial literacy, and asset development. This brief provides an overview of existing programs and practices. It highlights opportunities for collabo
This report summarizes a Roundtable Meeting convened by ASPE in February 2008. The Roundtable brought together researchers and practitioners from the marriage education, financial literacy, and asset development fields to begin a dialogue on the relationship between healthy marriages and financial practices. Discussion centered on how to impro
This report provides a review of available information on self-directed care (SDC) programs in mental health care settings and discusses potential policy implications of large-scale implementation of SDC programs serving persons with serious mental illness. Although SDC holds great promise to address deficiencies in mental health care, SDC also ha
Medicaid and Permanent Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless Individuals: Emerging Practices From the Field
This is one of two reports examining the use of Medicaid to cover services for individuals experiencing chronic homelessness, particularly in Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH). It describes existing practices in the field of communities currently serving homelessness and formerly homeless individuals Medicaid beneficiaries.
Despite the knowledge that homeless children face poor outcomes, research has largely focused on the parent(s) in a homeless family, perhaps because these children are still part of a family unit. However, the children themselves have different and separate needs from their parent(s). Given the impact of the current recession, it is critical to un
This report fulfills a statutory obligation of the Department of Health and Human Services. Section 241 of the Public Health Service Act directs the Secretary to inform Congress annually concerning findings from evaluations conducted by the Department. As required, the report is submitted to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committ
Performance Improvement 1999: Evaluation Activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the fifth annual report to Congress summarizing previous fiscal year evaluation efforts. The purpose of this report is to provide Congress with evaluative information on the Department's programs, policies, activities, and strategies. It cont
In 1999, HHS contracted with Urban Institute to conduct the Study of Screening and Assessment in TANF/Welfare-to-Work. The second phase of the study involved case studies of a limited number of localities to further explore how these agencies and their partners responded to the issues and challenges identified during phase one. This report present