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.
Mathematica is conducting extensive research on programs that focus on the critical transition from childhood to adulthood, with a particular focus on youth at risk of not achieving self-sufficiency. Vulnerable youth include those growing up in poverty, teen parents, and those who have dropped out of school. We are studying strategies for addressing these and other risks and are providing policymakers with reliable evidence to inform policy debates.
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.
Cay Bradley is an expert on designing evaluations of services for at-risk youth, including teenage pregnancy prevention programs, and in conducting process evaluations in both education and community settings.Featured Projects
- Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Ensuring Rigorous Program Evaluations
- Youth Demonstration Development Project
- Advancing the Self-Sufficiency and Well-Being of At-Risk Youth: A Conceptual Framework (Presentation)
- Connecting At-Risk Youth to Promising Occupations
- Early Childhood
- Systematic Evidence Reviews
- Strengthening and Disseminating Research
- Labor: Strengthening and Disseminating Research
- Family Support
- Youth Development
- Human Services