RPG Cross-Site Evaluation and Technical Assistance: Second Annual Report

Publisher: Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau
Apr 30, 2015
Authors
Debra A. Strong, Sarah A. Avellar, and Russell Cole
State and local child welfare agencies, substance use dependence treatment providers, community based organizations, and other members of the 17 funded regional partnerships began implementing their selected menu of evidence-based programs. Eleven partnerships struggled with lower than expected enrollment in their programs, evaluations, or both. To improve enrollment or address other challenges, three grantees modified their planned programs and four redesigned their evaluations. Successes were achieved as well; for instance 14 grantees secured agreements to obtain evaluation data from their state child welfare and substance abuse treatment agencies. However several partnerships that had planned rigorous local evaluations had to make changes, such as dropping plans for random assignment, that reduced the rigor of their designs.
Project

Promoting Safe and Stable Families: Regional Partnership Grants National Cross-Site Evaluation

Funders

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children's Bureau

Time Frame

2012-2019

Senior Staff

Russell Cole
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Debra Strong
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Sarah Avellar
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