Assists school-based mental health professionals, school personnel, and child welfare social workers in adapting two school-based interventions for use with youth in foster care who have symptoms of distress following exposure to trauma.
Despite high rates of health insurance coverage among children in the District of Columbia, their access to health care is inadequate and poses a significant health problem—particularly for those who are publicly insured.
The New York City Department of Education asked RAND to conduct a longitudinal evaluation of its 5th-grade promotion policy. The findings provide a comprehensive view of the policy's implementation and its impact on student outcomes.
This report, one in a series on the New York City Department of Education 5th-grade promotion policy, identifies lessons learned about policy design and implementation from top-level administrators in states and districts with similar policies.
This report, one in a series documenting RAND's evaluation of the New York City Department of Education 5th-grade promotion policy, identifies and reviews the relevant literature on grade retention.
The Support for Students Exposed to Trauma (SSET) program is a series of ten teacher- or school counselor-led lessons aimed at reducing distress for middle school students who have been exposed to a traumatic life event.
Uses a large, nationally representative panel dataset and a propensity score matching technique to assess the impact of bully victimization and the success of intervention programs.
The first multi-dimensional effort to quantify the disparities faced by African-American and Latino boys and men in California across a broad spectrum of health and social factors provides a disquieting outlook for their lives.
The first national estimate of the economic cost of methamphetamine considers burdens of addiction, early death, drug treatment, lost productivity, crime and criminal justice, health care, production and environmental hazards, and child endangerment.
The summary discusses some of the greatest socioeconomic, health, safety, and school readiness disparities for boys and men of color in California and reviews strategies to reduce disparities, including effective programs, practices, and policies.
An assessment of the state of the art of measurement and use of estimated economic value -- "shadow prices" -- in benefit-cost analysis (BCA) of social programs, with recommendations for methodological work to advance the use of BCAs in such programs.
This paper describes how insights from the field of economics -- primarily human capital theory and monetary payoffs -- provide science-based guidance for early childhood policy.
In a policy luncheon hosted by the Promising Practices Network and the RAND Corporation, Dr. Elizabeth McGlynn presented research findings and recommendations related to the quality of pediatric health care in the United States. Video of the event is available online.
Gathers information on the provision of neonatal services in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, United States, Canada, Sweden and Australia. It was produced to support the National Audit Office's Value for Money study of neonatal services in England.
Provides a comprehensive assessment of publicly funded early care and education programs for preschool-age children in California as a whole, and in four case-study counties: Los Angles, Merced, San Diego, and San Mateo.
In a policy forum hosted by the Promising Practices Network and Kansas Action for Children, top experts from around the country shared research and practice knowledge related to federal and state SCHIP policy. Video of the event is available online.
Describes how trauma exposure impacts students' performance and behavior and provides a compendium of programs for schools to support long-term recovery.
Investigates how parks promote physical activity for individuals and how well parks serve the surrounding community.
Estimates of the effects of a high-quality, one-year, universal preschool program in selected California counties and groups of counties.
Presents a review and synthesis of current research that addresses the potential for various forms of early childhood intervention to improve outcomes for participating children and their families.