Completed Research Projects

Below is a list of our completed research projects and any products we are able to share. It is organized by subject area and then alphabetically by project title. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact our  Director of Early Childhood and Family Support Research, Beth Green.



Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention

 Project Title Funding Available Products
Children's Trust Fund of Oregon (CTFO) Evaluation of Funded Projects CTFO  
Evaluation Technical Assistant for Child Abuse Prevention & Foster Care Grantees Portland Children's Levy, 2010-2012  
Evaluation of the Oregon Relief Nurseries Oregon Association of Relief Nurseries, 2010-2013  
Evaluation of Portland Relief Nursery Integrated Trauma Services Grant SAMHSA, 2012-2015  
Testing the Effectiveness of Healthy Start-Healthy Families Oregon: Outcomes and Cost-Benefits Children's Bureau, 2009-2015

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Child Welfare

 Project Title Funding Available Products
24-Hour Response/Guided Assessment Process (GAP) Implementation Evaluation Oregon Department of Human Services, 2002-2004  
Child Abuse Assessment Centers Children's Bureau, 2003-2004  
Children's Justice Act: Reducing the Trauma to Children During Child Abuse Investigations, Removal and Out-of-Home Placement Oregon Children's Justice Act Task Force, 2008-2009
Cohort Studies Oregon Department of Human Services, 1987-1995  
Family Connections Oregon US Children's Bureau, 2012-2015
Family Decision Making Meeting Studies Oregon Department of Human Services, 1998-2000  
Federal System of Care Project to Improve Permanency Outcomes (IPOP) Children's Bureau, 2003-2008  
FIT for Recovery Evaluation/Regional Partnership Grants Children's Bureau, 2007  
Substance Abusing Parents and ASFA Project  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2001-2004  
Strengths/Needs Based Services Evaluation Oregon Department of Human Services, 1996-2001  
Title IV-E Student Graduation and Workplace Retention Evaluation Oregon Department of Human Services, 2006-2007  
Training for Excellence in Child Welfare Practice in Rural Oregon and Alaska Children's Bureau, 2003-2008  
Waiver I: Subsidized Gaurdianship & Flexible Funding Oregon Department of Human Services, 1997-2002  
Waiver II: Subsidized Guardianship & Flexible Funding Oregon Department of Human Services, 2004-2009  
Waiver III: Parent Mentor & Relationship Based Visitation Oregon Department of Human Services, 2011-2015

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Equity & Diversity

 Project Title Funding Available Products
Communities of Color in Multnomah County Northwest Health Foundation, Multnomah County, City of Portland, 2008-2011
Decision-Point Analysis Casey Family Programs, 2008-2009


Volunteering in Oregon Oregon Community Foundation The final report below is a companion to The Oregon Community Foundation's 2016 Giving in Oregon Report and points out positive findings about the generosity of Oregonians. 

Early Childhood

 Project Title Funding Available Products
Evaluation of the Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) LifeWorks NW, 2012-2016
Marion-Polk Early Learning Hub Community Needs Assessment Marion Polk Early Learning Hub, 2015-2016  
Multnomah County Project Launch Evaluation Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2010-2015
North Douglas County Community Needs Health Assessment Children’s Institute, 2016
Oregon! Ready to Learn Initiative Evaluation Oregon Community Foundation, 2001-2005  
Process Evaluation of Oregon's Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Pilot Project The Early Learning Division, 2012-2013



Salem Keizer Prenatal-Grade Three Evaluation & Technical Assistance Salem Keizer School District, Oregon Community Foundation, 2013-2016

Kindergarten Readiness Parent Focus Groups

Children's Institute,        2017-2018

Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV): The Oregon Parenting Study (TOPS)

MIECHV, 2013-2015

MIECHV Oregon Retention Evaluation (MORE)

MIECHV, 2015-2017

Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems Collaboration: Case Studies from Oregon

MIECHV, 2015-2017

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Intimate Partner Violence

 Project Title Funding Available Products
Interpersonal Violence and Pregnancy Grant Federal Office of Adolescent Health, 2011-2014  
    Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization Project Oregon Department of Human Services, 2001




     Project Title Funding Available Products
    Native Youth Suicide Prevention Program Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, 2005-2008  
      Runaway and Homeless Youth Collaborative Research Children’s Bureau, 2007-2010  
      Schoolworks Project Juvenile Rights Project, Byrne Grant, 2003-2008  
      Schoolworks Re-Entry Program Evaluation Juvenile Rights Project, Byrne Grant, 2006-2010