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.
Learn more about the STREAMS project and the studies taking place at six sites.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
Evaluating Selected Programs for Expectant and Parenting Youth
Mathematica is testing the effectiveness of three programs for pregnant and parenting youth designed to delay subsequent pregnancies, improve contraception use, and encourage and promote expectant and parenting females to remain in school and, ultimately, graduate.
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
- Strengthening and Disseminating Research
- Youth Development
- Systematic Evidence Reviews
- Early Childhood Systems