Projects

Integrated Approaches to Supporting Child Development and Improving Family Economic Security

2015-2018
Prepared For

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families

Low-income families with young children often face barriers that can affect a child's development. Addressing the needs of low-income parents and children through intentionally combined sets of activities holds promise for reducing the transmission of poverty across generations. Developments in human capital theory and human development theory guided programs designed in the 1980s and 1990s, but more recent advances in neuroscience and implementation science provide key insights for new programs that may prove more effective. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, is funding research on the research basis, design, and evaluability of programs that combine services for parents, children, and families in innovative ways.

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