Proposed Information Collection Activity; Cost Study of Trauma-Specific Evidence-Based Programs Used in the Regional Partnership Grants Program (New Collection), 38898-38899 [2020-13935]

Download as PDF 38898 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 125 / Monday, June 29, 2020 / Notices collections for NSCAW have been approved by OMB under OMB #0970– 0202. This request is for additional data collection. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,275. (Authority: Sec. 413.[8 U.S.C. 1523]) Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. Comments due within 30 days of publication. 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. DATES: [FR Doc. 2020–13941 Filed 6–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–45–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being-Third Cohort (NSCAW III) (OMB #0970–0202) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE); Administration for Children and Families; Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data on the child welfare workforce as part of the third cohort of children and families for the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW III). Previous and current data SUMMARY: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Email: OIRA_ SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by emailing OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. Alternatively, copies can also be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests, emailed or written, should be identified by the title of the information collection. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: NSCAW is the only source of nationally representative, longitudinal, firsthand information about the functioning and well-being, service needs, and service utilization of children and families who come to the attention of the child welfare system. OMB previously approved data collection under OMB Control Number 0970–0202 for NSCAW. The Phase I submission, approved November 2016, included recruitment and sampling process data collection activities. The Phase II submission, approved July 2017, included baseline and 18-month follow-up data collection activities. The proposed new data collection activities will provide national representative data on the characteristics and activities of the workforce in child welfare agencies participating in NSCAW III. Surveys will collect information on workforce characteristics and competencies, training and professional development opportunities, and organizational and agency factors. The surveys will also collect information about the potential impacts of the COVID–19 pandemic on child welfare agency staff and practice. Respondents: The respondents are agency directors, supervisors, and caseworkers. All surveys will be conducted in-person. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument Agency Director Survey ......................... Supervisor Survey .................................. Caseworker Survey ................................ Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 144. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 628b; Continuing Appropriations Act of 2020. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–13856 Filed 6–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P Annual number of respondents 56 130 390 Number of responses per respondent 19 43 130 1 1 1 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Cost Study of TraumaSpecific Evidence-Based Programs Used in the Regional Partnership Grants Program (New Collection) Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Children’s Bureau (CB), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for a new descriptive study—the Cost Study of SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:25 Jun 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours .58 .58 .83 11 25 108 Trauma-Specific Evidence-Based Programs used in the Regional Partnership Grants (RPG) Program. Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ACF is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. DATES: Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by emailing infocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. Alternatively, copies can also be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests, ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1 38899 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 125 / Monday, June 29, 2020 / Notices emailed or written, should be identified by the title of the information collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: Since 2006, CB has awarded multiple rounds of competitive grants to state and local agencies and service providers under the RPG Program. Grants are awarded to organizations such as child welfare agencies, substance abuse treatment providers, or family court systems to develop interagency collaborations and provide services designed to increase well-being, improve permanency, and enhance the safety of children who are in or are at risk of being placed in outof-home care as a result of a parent’s or caretaker’s substance abuse. Thirty-five grantees are participating in the ongoing RPG national cross-site evaluation, which examines implementation, partnerships, outcomes, and impacts. All grantees collect data on a uniform set of performance measures and report them to CB on a semi-annual basis through a web-based system. These ongoing data collection activities are approved under OMB #0970–0527. All grantees are also required to use a portion of their funding to conduct their own ‘‘local’’ program impact evaluation. This proposed cost study adds a new and unique contribution to CB’s portfolio of evaluation activities. Although the RPG cross-site evaluation will provide evidence for the effectiveness of some interventions to address the emotional effects of trauma, more information is needed about the cost of implementing these EvidenceBased Programs (EBPs). The cost study has the key objective to determine the cost of implementing three select Trauma-Specific EBPs: Total number of respondents Instrument Cost Workbook ................................................................................................ Staff Survey and Time Log .............................................................................. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 402. Comments: The Department specifically requests comments on (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Authority: The Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act (Pub. L. 112–34). Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–13935 Filed 6–26–20; 8:45 am] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4184–29–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:25 Jun 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Survey of the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) Adopted Youth, Young Adults, and Adoptive Parents (New Collection) Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE); Administration for Children and Families; Department Of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval for a onetime study to examine familial outcomes 8 or more years after a child’s adoption from the child welfare system. The primary objective of this study is to estimate the prevalence of instability events that occur in families who have adopted children who have exited the foster care system. The second objective is to understand risk and protective factors associated with post adoption instability. DATES: Comments due within 30 days of publication. OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Annual Burden Estimates Data collection will take place within a 1-year period. Total number of responses per respondent 9 90 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SUMMARY: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Seeking Safety, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. To carry out this objective, the study team will collect detailed cost information from nine RPG round four and five grantees who are implementing these selected EBPs. For each grantee, the study team will administer two data collection instruments: (1) A Cost Workbook used to collect comprehensive information on the cost of implementing each select program (Instrument #1), and (2) a Staff Survey and Time Log used to collect information on how program staff allocate their time (Instrument #2). Respondents: Grantee staff. 1 1 Average burden hours per response 8 3.6 Total/annual burden hours 72 330 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 within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: The proposed study would conduct web or telephone surveys with adopted youth, young adults, and adults as well as adoptive parents who were participants in the first or second cohort of NSCAW (NSCAW I, II; OMB #0970–0202). The surveys are designed to collect information about instability events (such as foster care re-entry or running away that occurred after a child’s adoption) as well as family functioning, perceptions of the adoption relationship, and services and support received after adoption. Respondents: Adopted youth, young adults, adults, and their associated adoptive parents who participated in NSCAW I or II. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 125 (Monday, June 29, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38898-38899]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-13935]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Cost Study of Trauma-
Specific Evidence-Based Programs Used in the Regional Partnership 
Grants Program (New Collection)

AGENCY: Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, 
HHS.

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Children's Bureau (CB), Administration for Children and 
Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is 
proposing to collect data for a new descriptive study--the Cost Study 
of Trauma-Specific Evidence-Based Programs used in the Regional 
Partnership Grants (RPG) Program.

DATES: Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with 
the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, ACF is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects 
of the information collection described above.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the proposed collection of information can be 
obtained and comments may be forwarded by emailing 
[email protected]. Alternatively, copies can also be obtained 
by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of 
Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), 330 C Street SW, Washington, 
DC 20201, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests,

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emailed or written, should be identified by the title of the 
information collection.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Description: Since 2006, CB has awarded multiple rounds of 
competitive grants to state and local agencies and service providers 
under the RPG Program. Grants are awarded to organizations such as 
child welfare agencies, substance abuse treatment providers, or family 
court systems to develop interagency collaborations and provide 
services designed to increase well-being, improve permanency, and 
enhance the safety of children who are in or are at risk of being 
placed in out-of-home care as a result of a parent's or caretaker's 
substance abuse. Thirty-five grantees are participating in the ongoing 
RPG national cross-site evaluation, which examines implementation, 
partnerships, outcomes, and impacts. All grantees collect data on a 
uniform set of performance measures and report them to CB on a semi-
annual basis through a web-based system. These ongoing data collection 
activities are approved under OMB #0970-0527. All grantees are also 
required to use a portion of their funding to conduct their own 
``local'' program impact evaluation.
    This proposed cost study adds a new and unique contribution to CB's 
portfolio of evaluation activities. Although the RPG cross-site 
evaluation will provide evidence for the effectiveness of some 
interventions to address the emotional effects of trauma, more 
information is needed about the cost of implementing these Evidence-
Based Programs (EBPs).
    The cost study has the key objective to determine the cost of 
implementing three select Trauma-Specific EBPs: Parent-Child 
Interaction Therapy, Seeking Safety, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive 
Behavioral Therapy. To carry out this objective, the study team will 
collect detailed cost information from nine RPG round four and five 
grantees who are implementing these selected EBPs. For each grantee, 
the study team will administer two data collection instruments: (1) A 
Cost Workbook used to collect comprehensive information on the cost of 
implementing each select program (Instrument #1), and (2) a Staff 
Survey and Time Log used to collect information on how program staff 
allocate their time (Instrument #2).
    Respondents: Grantee staff.

Annual Burden Estimates

    Data collection will take place within a 1-year period.

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                                                                   Total number
                                                   Total number    of responses       Average      Total/annual
                   Instrument                     of respondents        per        burden  hours   burden hours
                                                                    respondent     per  response
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Cost Workbook...................................               9               1               8              72
Staff Survey and Time Log.......................              90               1             3.6             330
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 402.
    Comments: The Department specifically requests comments on (a) 
whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether 
the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection 
of information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted 
within 60 days of this publication.

    Authority: The Child and Family Services Improvement and 
Innovation Act (Pub. L. 112-34).

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-13935 Filed 6-26-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-29-P