Parents and Children Together (PACT) is a six-year evaluation of the Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood grant program to help couples build and sustain healthy relationships and marriages, and to strengthen positive father-child interaction.
Including other services among children in foster care.Read more
Report provides an understanding of how these programs lead to strong engagement and participation.
Video explores issues and policy solutions based on research.Read more
Mathematica studies the stability and well-being of families with children—particularly families with limited means—to deepen understanding of programs to help them succeed. Our research provides insights into how parent's success in the labor market, programs to protect families against economic and personal misfortune, and strategies to address the needs of families headed by parents who had their first child as teens can affect the material comforts, self-esteem, and well-being they and their children enjoy, as well as the quality of couple and family relationships.
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.
Russell Cole has expertise in research design, evaluation technical assistance, and systematic reviews. His research focuses on education, teen pregnancy prevention, early childhood and child welfare projects, and systems evaluation.Featured Projects
- Expanding the Use and Understanding of Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs
- Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting Programs to Prevent Child Maltreatment
- Calculating Minimum Detectable Impacts in Teen Pregnancy Prevention Impact Evaluations
- Sample Attrition in Teen Pregnancy Prevention Impact Evaluations
- Systematic Evidence Reviews
- Family Support
- Child Welfare
- Strengthening and Disseminating Research
- Youth Development