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Understanding the risk factors children face helps strengthen the work of child welfare agencies and programs. Mathematica contributes to these efforts by advancing research on child welfare programs. We work across a range of issues to provide expertise on the design of child abuse and neglect studies, evaluation technical assistance for homelessness prevention efforts, predictive analytics on service usage, and data-driven evaluations of home visiting and other programs. Read more about our child welfare work.
Informal Child Care in Detroit
Detroit’s Early Childhood Partnership initiative was designed to reduce vulnerabilities caused by economic and social inequity through community engagement, stakeholder collaboration, and research. Mathematica conducted a review of the informal child care landscape in Detroit.
Building Capacity to Evaluate Interventions for Youth with Child Welfare Involvement at Risk of Homelessness: Phase I and II
ACF funded 18 grantees to develop and test comprehensive programs to reduce homelessness among former foster youth. Mathematica is providing implementation technical assistance to six grantees to strengthen their abilitly to use data to make evidence-based decisions.
Andrew Burwick has more than 15 years of experience evaluating the implementation and costs of family support, early childhood, and child welfare programs and policies.Featured Projects
- PREP: Supporting Evaluation and Innovation in Promising Youth Pregnancy Prevention Programs
- Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education
- Human Services for Low-Income and At-Risk LGBT Populations: Research Recommendations on Programs for Youth
- Human Services for Low-Income and At-Risk LGBT Populations: Research Recommendations on Child Welfare Programs
- Early Childhood
- Child Welfare
- Family Support
- Child Welfare
- TANF and Employment Issues
- Youth Development
- Human Services