Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 32966 [06-5174]

Download as PDF 32966 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 109 / Wednesday, June 7, 2006 / Notices Dated: May 30, 2006. Alvin Hall, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E6–8825 Filed 6–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Relationship Quality Instrument for Mentoring Children of Prisoners Program. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Promoting Safe and Stable Families Amendments of 2001 (Pub. L. 107–133) amended Title IV–B of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 629–629e) to provide funding for nonprofit agencies that recruit, screen, train, and support mentors for children with an incarcerated parent or parents. The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) of the Administration for Children and Families, United States Department of Health and Human Services, administers the Monitoring Children of Prisoners (MCP) program. The MCP program creates lasting, highquality one-to-one mentoring relationships that provide young people with caring adult role models. The quality of these relationships is an important indicator of success in mentoring programs. Previous research has shown an association between highquality mentoring relationships and positive changes in youth behavior associated with positive youth benefits, such as improved school attendance, reductions in risk behavior, and other benefits. The Relationship Quality Instrument consists of 15 rigorously field-tested questions 1 about the relationship, plus several questions that establish context (age, gender, duration of relationship and frequency of contacts, etc.). The answers to the questions help assess how satisfied the youth (mentee) is with the relationship; whether the mentee is happy in the relationship; whether the mentee trusts the mentor; and whether the mentor has helped the mentee to cope with problems. Researchers in the field of mentoring have tested and validated the questions. FYSB requires grantees receiving funding to provide information that can be used to evaluate outcomes for participating children. FYSB will use the information provided by the instrument to assure effective service delivery and program management and to guide the development of national monitoring and technical assistance systems. Finally, FYSB will use data from this collection for reporting program outcomes to Congress in the FY 2006 Performance Report during the budget process and as the basis for outcome evaluation of the program over the long term. Respondents: Public, community- and faith-based organizations receiving funding to implement the MCP program. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 1 116 (average caseload for MCP grantee). 24,940. Number of respondents Relationship Quality Instrument for Mentoring Children of Prisoners Program. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Instrument 215 MCP grantees serving a total of approximately 25,000 children in the active annual caseload. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 24,940. Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Attn: Desk Officer for ACF, E-mail address: Katherine_T._Astrich@omb.eop.gov. 1 Rhodes J., Reddy, R., Roffman, J., and Grossman J.B. (March, 2005). Promoting Successful Youth Mentoring Relationships: A Preliminary Screening VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:23 Jun 06, 2006 Jkt 208001 Dated: June 1, 2006. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–5174 Filed 6–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Evaluation of the Head Start Region III I am Moving, I am Learning (IM/IL) Program. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The purpose of this evaluation is to examine the implementation of the Head Start project I am Moving, I am Learning (IM/ PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 IL) as a preventive intervention targeting obesity in children. IM/IL was designed to fit within the Head Start Performance Standards and the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework through enhancements to current teaching and family support practices by providing more focused guidance on quality movement, gross and fine motor development, and child nutrition. This data collection will be conducted among programs implementing IM/IL in Region III and will gain information about each site’s program context and service components, including level of adoption of IM/IL enhancements, intensity of implementation, and sustainability of enhancements. Outcomes and goals of the IM/IL program that can be measured will also be assessed. Respondents: Head Start directors, management teams, teachers, and staff in Region III that received IM/IL training; parents or guardians of children who attend Head Start Questionnaire. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 26:2, 147–167. E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Relationship Quality Instrument for Mentoring Children of 
Prisoners Program.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The Promoting Safe and Stable Families Amendments of 
2001 (Pub. L. 107-133) amended Title IV-B of the Social Security Act 
(42 U.S.C. 629-629e) to provide funding for nonprofit agencies that 
recruit, screen, train, and support mentors for children with an 
incarcerated parent or parents. The Family and Youth Services Bureau 
(FYSB) of the Administration for Children and Families, United States 
Department of Health and Human Services, administers the Monitoring 
Children of Prisoners (MCP) program. The MCP program creates lasting, 
high-quality one-to-one mentoring relationships that provide young 
people with caring adult role models. The quality of these 
relationships is an important indicator of success in mentoring 
programs. Previous research has shown an association between high-
quality mentoring relationships and positive changes in youth behavior 
associated with positive youth benefits, such as improved school 
attendance, reductions in risk behavior, and other benefits.
    The Relationship Quality Instrument consists of 15 rigorously 
field-tested questions \1\ about the relationship, plus several 
questions that establish context (age, gender, duration of relationship 
and frequency of contacts, etc.). The answers to the questions help 
assess how satisfied the youth (mentee) is with the relationship; 
whether the mentee is happy in the relationship; whether the mentee 
trusts the mentor; and whether the mentor has helped the mentee to cope 
with problems. Researchers in the field of mentoring have tested and 
validated the questions.
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    \1\ Rhodes J., Reddy, R., Roffman, J., and Grossman J.B. (March, 
2005). Promoting Successful Youth Mentoring Relationships: A 
Preliminary Screening Questionnaire. The Journal of Primary 
Prevention, 26:2, 147-167.
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    FYSB requires grantees receiving funding to provide information 
that can be used to evaluate outcomes for participating children. FYSB 
will use the information provided by the instrument to assure effective 
service delivery and program management and to guide the development of 
national monitoring and technical assistance systems. Finally, FYSB 
will use data from this collection for reporting program outcomes to 
Congress in the FY 2006 Performance Report during the budget process 
and as the basis for outcome evaluation of the program over the long 
term.
    Respondents: Public, community- and faith-based organizations 
receiving funding to implement the MCP program.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                           Number of
          Instrument             Number of respondents   responses per    Average burden hours     Total burden
                                                           respondent         per  response           hours
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Relationship Quality            215 MCP grantees                     1   116 (average caseload          24,940.
 Instrument for Mentoring        serving a total of                       for MCP grantee).
 Children of Prisoners Program.  approximately 25,000
                                 children in the
                                 active annual
                                 caseload.
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 24,940.
    Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be 
obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, 
Office of Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant 
Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance 
Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the 
information collection. E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov.
    OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the 
collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of 
this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best 
assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of 
publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office 
of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Attn: Desk 
Officer for ACF, E-mail address: Katherine--T.--Astrich@omb.eop.gov.

    Dated: June 1, 2006.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-5174 Filed 6-6-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M