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.
Director of Human Services
Diane Paulsell has more than 20 years of experience researching the implementation and effects of early childhood education and family support programs and policies on low-income families and children.Featured Projects
- Learning About Infant and Toddler Early Education Services (LITES): Identifying What Works
- Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED)
- Improving Access to Early Care and Education: An Equity-Focused Policy Research Agenda
- Impacts of a Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement System on Child Care Quality
- Early Childhood
- Child Development
- Quality Measurement
- Early Childhood Systems
- Strengthening Families and Responsible Fatherhood
- Youth Development