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.
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Mathematica evaluates programs designed to improve the well-being of young children and their families, particularly those at greatest risk in our society. The projects reviewed here illustrate the diversity of themes we address, the range of clients we serve, and the breadth of our early childhood and family research. Read more about our work in the early childhood area.
Building Capacity to Evaluate Interventions for Youth with Child Welfare Involvement at Risk of Homelessness: Phase I and II
The Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE)
Mathematica enrolled families into the MIHOPE study, obtained informed consent from study participants, conducted random assignment of families into the treatment and control groups, collected child and family outcome data via baseline telephone surveys, and observed the quality of the home environment.
Natalya Verbitsky-Savitz has experience in designing, conducting, and reporting on the results of experimental and quasi-experimental policy evaluation studies, as well as observational studies in K–12 education, early childhood and child welfare, labor, and other fields.Featured ProjectsFeatured Publications
- Replicating Experimental Impact Estimates with Nonexperimental Methods in the Context of Control Crossover
- Horseshoes, Hand Grenades, and Treatment Effects? Reassessing Bias in Nonexperimental Estimators
- Literacy, Numeracy, and STEM
- School Choice and Charters
- Strengthening and Disseminating Research
- Early Childhood
- Child Welfare
- Training and Re-Employment
live in a household in which the primary language spoken to them is not English.