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Martinez, John; Fraker, Thomas; Manno, Michelle; Baird, Peter; Mamun, Arif; O'Day, Bonnie; Rangarajan, Anu; Wittenburg, David – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2010
This report focuses on the seven original Youth Transition Demonstration (YTD) projects selected for funding in 2003. Three of the original seven projects were selected for a national random assignment evaluation in 2005; however, this report only focuses on program operations prior to joining the random assignment evaluation for the three…
Descriptors: Welfare Recipients, Program Implementation, Federal Programs, Program Evaluation
Strozer, Jan; Juszczak, Linda; Ammerman, Adrienne – National Assembly on School-Based Health Care, 2010
The National Assembly on School-Based Health Care's (NASBHC) 2007-2008 Census is the 11th request for data from school-based health centers (SBHCs) since 1986. The Census: (1) provides a better understanding of the role of SBHCs in meeting the needs of underserved children and adolescents; (2) collects relevant trend data on demographics,…
Descriptors: School Policy, Clinics, Disadvantaged, Trend Analysis
Boonstra, Heather D. – Guttmacher Institute, 2009
In 1981, the first grants for what later came to be called "abstinence-only" programs were authorized under the Adolescent Family Life Act (AFLA). Sponsored by congressional family planning opponents, AFLA was promoted as a "family-centered" alternative to contraceptive counseling and services to teenagers; instead, this…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Adolescents, Contraception
Clark, Melissa A.; Devaney, Barbara – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2006
"Heritage Keepers[R]" is an abstinence education program developed by Heritage Community Services of South Carolina and is among the 900-plus programs receiving federal funding under the Title V, Section 510 Abstinence Education Program. The "Heritage Keepers[R]" program provides a systemic approach to abstinence education…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Sexuality, Family Life, Adolescents
Zepeda, Marlene; Varela, Frances; Morales, Alex – UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, 2004
In 2003, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) released a "Strategic Plan for Early Childhood Health." In recognition of the critical role states play in the development of early childhood initiatives and of the unique contributions that state Title V programs can make to these initiatives, the Bureau operationalized their…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Child Health, Young Children, Strategic Planning
Pietrowiak, Diana; St. Pierre, Michelle; Mink, Melissa; Rasmussen, J. Bryan – 2003
Title IV-B of the Social Security Act authorizes federal funding for services to help families address problems leading to child abuse and neglect and prevent unnecessary separation of children from their families. Subpart 1 of Title IV-B provides funds for almost any child welfare activity, but has statutory limits on foster care maintenance and…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children
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Adams, James H. – Journal of Vocational Education Research, 2002
With the enactment of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (P.L. 104-193) of 1996, also known as the Welfare-to-Work Act, Aid to Families with Dependent Children was abolished and replaced with Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). A new system of block grants to states for TANF was created, changing the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Family Programs, Block Grants, Welfare Services
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC. – 1990
The report reviews home visiting as an early intervention strategy to provide health, social, education, or other services to improve maternal and child health and well-being. The report describes: (1) the nature and scope of existing home-visiting programs in the United States and Europe; (2) the effectiveness of home visiting; (3) strategies…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Early Intervention, Federal Legislation, Government Role
Joint Economic Committee, Washington, DC. – 1983
Hearings were conducted in November of 1983 to ascertain the impact of specific governmental spending cuts on maternal and child health care. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Economic Goals and Intergovernmental Policy included (1) a summary of findings of a forthcoming report on the world economic crisis and children, which focused…
Descriptors: Block Grants, Children, Exceptional Persons, Federal Programs
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources. – 1987
The relationship between the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Program and vocational rehabilitation (VR) programs was reviewed. Focus was on the extent to which VR services are successful in returning SSDI beneficiaries to productive employment. The review was carried out in 10 states with widely varying practices in referring SSDI…
Descriptors: Adults, Disabilities, Job Placement, Program Effectiveness
Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD. – 1981
This second volume of the 1981 Report of the Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health presents an examination of selected federal programs affecting maternal and child health and proposes detailed recommendations for federal legislative, regulatory, and other administrative improvements. Five federal programs, identified by the panel as…
Descriptors: Children, Disabilities, Federal Programs, Health Needs
Myers, Douglas D.; And Others – 1980
An assessment was made of the degree to which a consistent, integrated, and coordinated effort is being made to provide vocational education services in Iowa. To assess the extent of cooperative relationships between selected human service agencies, five field visits were made to meet with representatives of local agencies and service centers…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Change Strategies, Cooperative Planning, Educational Legislation
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Program Evaluation and Methodology Div. – 1988
This general program evaluation framework provides a wide range of criteria that can be applied in the evaluation of diverse federal progams. The framework was developed from a literature search on program evaluation methods and their use, the experiences of the United States Government Accounting Office (GAO), and consideration of the types of…
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Federal Programs