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Child Trends Introduces New Series of Fact Sheets on “What Works” and LINKS Evaluations Database

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Child Trends is pleased to introduce a new series of Fact Sheets on “what works” to improve outcomes for children and youth. With the support of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation and the Stewart Trust and under the direction of Senior Scholar Kristin Moore, Child Trends has built and maintains LINKS (Lifecourse Interventions to Nuture Kids Successfully), an extensive database summarizing rigorously evaluated social interventions for children and youth. In addition to being a rich source of information on effective programs and practices, LINKS allows us to synthesize findings across evaluations and identify the components that are common to successful programs. What Works for Education: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Social Interventions to Enhance Educational Outcomes is one of several Fact Sheets presenting information and syntheses from LINKS. You can view and download additional Fact Sheets — including what works to prevent and treat substance abuse among adolescents, to promote civic engagement, and to improve adolescent reproductive health outcomes — on our website at Child Trends staff are available to assist with both implementation/formative and outcome/impact evaluations. We have worked with youth development organizations to develop logic models, plan evaluation designs, provide data collection instruments, conduct cognitive interviews and focus groups, analyze data, and provide presentations and training both in person and electronically. Contact Kristin Anderson Moore (via for further information. We gratefully acknowledge the following funders for their support: The Atlantic Philanthropies, the Alexander B. and Margaret Stewart Trust, and the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.

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