Descriptive Study of the Coordination of Tribal TANF and Child Welfare Services.
In 2011, the Office of Family Assistance (OFA), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) awarded grants to 14 tribes and tribal organizations to coordinate tribal TANF and child welfare services to address family risk factors for child abuse and neglect. The grantees agreed to participate in a study as a condition of the grant award. The Study of Coordination of Tribal TANF and Child Welfare Services is sponsored by ACF's Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation. James Bell Associates is the lead entity on the project; NORC at the University of Chicago and the Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Health at the University of Colorado at Denver are project partners. The goal of this three year study is to document the ways in which the tribal grantees are creating and adapting culturally relevant and appropriate approaches, systems, and programs to increase coordination and enhance service delivery to address child abuse and neglect. More
Evaluation and Analytic Support for HHS Healthy Weight and Obesity Initiative.
NORC is providing evaluation support to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), assisting the Department in tracking progress on reversing the obesity epidemic. More
Getting on Track Early for School Success: An Assessment System to Support Effective Instruction.
Stephen W. Raudenbush and a team of co-investigators from the University of Chicago’s Committee on Education, Urban Education Institute, Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education, and NORC at the University of Chicago are developing objective, valid, and instructionally relevant tools for assessing the literacy and math skills of children of ages three and four. More
The Making Connections survey, launched in ten poor urban communities, examines mobility, social capital, neighborhoods, resident participation, economic hardship, the availability and utilization of services, and child and adolescent well-being. More
National Children's Study (NCS) Vanguard Study.
In response to the Children’s Health Act of 2000, the
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human
Development (NICHD) commissioned the National Children’s Study (NCS)
Vanguard Study to prepare for a large-scale, national study of the
effects of the environment on the growth, development, and health of
children across the United States. More