Summary of Grants in Child Maltreatment Research Using Innovative Approaches.
United States. Children’s Bureau.
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
Published: July 2017
This summary profiles federal grants for fiscal year 2017 designed to encourage and support innovative approaches to conducting child maltreatment research, including system sciences approaches and network analysis. The funding level of the 3-year grants is up to $250,000 a year from October 2014 to September 2017. Information is provided on the following funded grants: “Housing Services in Child Welfare: Economic Evaluation of System Coordination”, a project conducted by Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, to test the costs and cost-effectiveness of an intervention for inadequately housed families under investigation for child maltreatment; “Intervening in Child Neglect: A Microsimulation Evaluation Model of Usual Care”, a project building a microsimulation model to examine how usual care services impact recurrent neglect reports and entry into foster care; “Addressing the Needs of Families Referred for Neglect: The FAIR Efficacy Trial”, a project conducted by OSLC Developments, Inc. in Eugene, Oregon, that is examining a multicomponent intensive intervention that combines evidence-based parenting interventions with contingency management interventions for parental substance use as well as systems interventions to address parental psychosocial needs; “Rhode Island Child and Family Well-Being: Wraparound Services for CPS-identified Families”, a project conducted by Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, that is investigating the effects of an evidence-supported intervention for children and families referred to Rhode Island’s statewide Children’s Behavioral Health System of Care; and “Ecological Systems Approach to the Investigation of Child Neglect in Early Head Start”, a project conducted by the Children’s Hospital Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts, that is using a dynamic ecological systems approach to examine the impact of Early Head Start on children’s resilience to neglect.
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