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November 19, 2021

Dean’s Forum on Race & Public Policy: Moving Racism Front & Center in Child Welfare

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This event featured a conversation about anti-racism in child welfare policy in partnership with the UW School of Social Work and included Angelique Day, Associate Professor, UW School of Social Work; Alan Detlaff, Dean, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work; John Edmonds, Supervisor, Olmsted County Community Services; Tessa Evans-Campbell, Associate Dean, UW School…

January 31, 2021

Association of State-Level Earned Income Tax Credits With Rates of Reported Child Maltreatment

Evans Authors: Heather D. Hill

Kovski, N. L., Hill, H.D., Mooney, S. J., Rivara, F. P, Morgan, E. R., & Rowhani-Rahbar, A. (2021). Child Maltreatment.

Poverty is an important predictor of child maltreatment. Social policies that strengthen the economic security of low-income families, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), may reduce child maltreatment by impeding the pathways through which poverty leads to it. Economic support policies may reduce the risk of child maltreatment, especially neglect, and improve child…

December 31, 2020

Increasing Identification of Homeless Students

Evans Authors: Crystal C. Hall

With Shephard, D. D., Hall, C., & Lamberton, C. (2020). Educational Researcher.

The more than 1.5 million students in the United States who experience homelessness are entitled to educational support through the Education for Homeless Children & Families program, many of whom are not identified and never receive this support. Through a randomized controlled trial across 1,732 local education agencies in New Jersey, New Mexico, and New…

November 30, 2020

Invisible Wounds: Local Gun Homicides and Adolescents’ Mental Health and Behavioral Outcomes

Evans Authors: Heather D. Hill

Leibbrand, C., Hill, H. D., Rowhani-Rahbar, A., & Rivara, F. (2020). SSM - Population Health.

Prior research has illustrated the importance of some types of local community crime for adolescents’ outcomes. However, we have little knowledge about the extent to which gun homicides within adolescents’ neighborhoods affect their mental health and behavioral outcomes. This study, led by Dr. Christine Leibbrand, Research Scientist at the UW Center for Studies in Demography…

June 30, 2019

The Effect of Advanced Placement Science on Students’ Skills, Confidence, and Stress

Conger, D., Kennedy, A., Long, M., & McGhee, Jr., R. (2021). The Journal of Human Resources.

The AP program has been widely adopted by secondary schools, yet the evidence on the impacts of taking AP courses has been entirely observational. This study reports results from the first experimental study of AP, focusing on whether AP endows students with greater human capital than other regular and honors courses.

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