Proposed Information Collection Activity; Head Start Evaluation of a Trauma-Informed Care Program (New Collection), 44375-44376 [2021-17242]

Download as PDF 44375 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 153 / Thursday, August 12, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Early Care and Education Leadership Study (ExCELS) Descriptive Study (New Collection) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) seeks approval to collect information for the Early Care and Education Leadership Study (ExCELS) Descriptive Study. DATES: Comments due within 30 days of publication. OMB must make a decision SUMMARY: about 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 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. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: The ExCELS Descriptive Study is a new information collection to learn about what leadership looks like in center-based early care and education settings serving children whose ages range from birth to age 5, but not yet in kindergarten, and better understand how leadership might improve center quality and outcomes for staff, children, and families. The goals of ExCELS are to (1) develop a short-form measure of early care and education leadership that has strong psychometric properties, and (2) examine empirical support for the associations among key constructs and outcomes in the study’s theory of change of early care and education leadership for quality improvement. The study will recruit 120 centers that receive funding from Head Start or the Child Care and Development Fund, ask the primary site leader at the centers to participate in two interviews, and distribute surveys to select center managers and all teaching staff to test hypothesized associations between leadership constructs and outcomes in the study’s theory of change. Respondents: Management and teaching staff from center-based early care and education settings that receive funding from Head Start or the Child Care and Development Fund. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents (total over request period) Instrument Center recruitment call script ............................................... Umbrella organization recruitment approval call script ....... Engagement interview guide ............................................... Staffing structure and leadership positions interview guide Teaching staff roster ............................................................ Center manager survey ....................................................... Teaching staff survey ........................................................... lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,010. Authority: Authorized by the Head Start Act section 640 [42 U.S.C. 9835] and section 649 [42 U.S.C. 9844]; appropriated by the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2019; the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 section 658O [42 U.S.C. 9858], which also provides authority to use this discretionary funding for research; appropriated by the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2019; and the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 1990 as amended by the CCDBG Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113– 186). Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–17260 Filed 8–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:11 Aug 11, 2021 Jkt 253001 Number of responses per respondent (total over request period) 180 113 150 120 120 240 1,680 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Head Start Evaluation of a Trauma-Informed Care Program (New Collection) Office of Head Start, Administration for Children and Families, Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Office of Head Start, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), is proposing to collect data for a new evaluation of a traumainformed care program that will include a small randomized controlled trial across 10 sites within Head Start Region V. The goals of the project are to identify the implementation supports SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Avg. burden per response (in hours) .33 .33 .33 .50 .25 .42 1 Total burden (in hours) 59 37 50 60 30 101 1,680 Annual burden (in hours) 30 19 25 30 15 51 840 and methods needed to enable teachers to effectively implement TraumaInformed Care in early care and education programs, and to evaluate its outcomes. Information collected will be used to inform ongoing training and technical assistance (TTA) work provided by the Head Start Centers, particularly decisions regarding allocation of TTA resources. More generally, results may inform OHS guidance around social-emotional programming. Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ACF is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. DATES: E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1 44376 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 153 / Thursday, August 12, 2021 / Notices 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, emailed or written, should be identified by the title of the information collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: The National Center on Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety, in partnership with Child Trends and the Center for Childhood Resilience at the Anne & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (Lurie), will conduct information collection activities across 10 sites within Head Start Region V as part of a small randomized controlled trial of the Ready to Learn through Relationships (RLR) program, a trauma-informed Framework and Toolkit designed to promote resilience in young children. In this evaluation, sites will be matched on a number of factors that may be related to ADDRESSES: implementation and randomized to either a low- or high-intensity TTA condition. The low-intensity condition will receive 4 hours of training, a ‘‘toolkit’’ of activity-based handouts, and access to virtual TA office hours. The high-intensity condition will include 4 hours of additional training on use of the toolkit modules, 6 hours of implementation support, and monthly classroom coaching. Region V Head Start programs that choose to voluntarily participate in the RLR program will be asked to complete a number of implementation and outcomes measures and participate in other evaluation activities. Data collection will involve virtual semistructured interviews and focus groups at the end of the evaluation period, webbased surveys (pre and post), a monthly web-based log of coaching activities completed, and repeated teacher reports of practices throughout the day on a mobile app during 5 weeks across the school year. The information to be collected focuses on teacher practices for supporting children’s social-emotional development and on training and implementation factors that may enhance these practices, which is directly relevant to Head Start’s mission. Information obtained will be shared with Regional TTA providers and site administrators to inform their ongoing and future TTA work. More specifically, results of the evaluation will identify the extent to which more intensive TTA with ongoing coaching and on-site expert consultation enhances teacher practice beyond a lower-intensity TTA approach. Additionally, data are expected to identify implementation factors that may enhance outcomes at both the level of the teacher and Head Start Centers. Respondents: All early childhood centers in Head Start Region V that meet inclusion criteria will be invited to submit application forms to participate in the evaluation, and approximately 10 centers will be selected. Within each center (or site), we anticipate there will be three classrooms of 3–5 year olds. Participants at each center will consist of 7 or 8 individuals (e.g., directors, mental health and behavior consultants, lead and assistant teachers, and coaches), for a total of 75 individuals across all centers or sites. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Total number of respondents Total number of responses per respondent 75 2 0.17 26 75 20 10 50 20 20 20 30 30 30 15 2 1 1 1 14 1 1 2 100 1 1 0.25 1 1 0.10 0.25 0.25 1 0.10 0.07 0.25 1 38 20 10 5 70 5 20 6 210 8 15 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Trauma-Informed System Change Instrument (TISCI) Questionnaire (all site staff) ..................................................................................................... Attitudes Related to Trauma-Informed Care (ARTIC) Questionnaire (all site staff) ........................................................................................................... Site Application Form (site administrators) .................................................... Site Administrator Interview ........................................................................... Coach/Teacher Background Form ................................................................ Coaching Logs ............................................................................................... Coach Satisfaction Survey ............................................................................ Coach Interview ............................................................................................. Professional Self-Care Scale (PSCS)—teachers .......................................... Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) Survey -teachers ....................... Teacher Satisfaction Survey .......................................................................... Teacher Focus Group .................................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 433. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:11 Aug 11, 2021 Jkt 253001 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: Head Start Act Sec. 648. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–17242 Filed 8–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–40–P PO 00000 Average burden hours per response Total/annual burden hours DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Client-Level Data Reporting System, OMB No. 0906– 0039—Extension Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. AGENCY: Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 153 (Thursday, August 12, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44375-44376]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-17242]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Head Start Evaluation 
of a Trauma-Informed Care Program (New Collection)

AGENCY: Office of Head Start, Administration for Children and Families, 
Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Head Start, Administration for Children and 
Families (ACF), is proposing to collect data for a new evaluation of a 
trauma-informed care program that will include a small randomized 
controlled trial across 10 sites within Head Start Region V. The goals 
of the project are to identify the implementation supports and methods 
needed to enable teachers to effectively implement Trauma-Informed Care 
in early care and education programs, and to evaluate its outcomes. 
Information collected will be used to inform ongoing training and 
technical assistance (TTA) work provided by the Head Start Centers, 
particularly decisions regarding allocation of TTA resources. More 
generally, results may inform OHS guidance around social-emotional 
programming.

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

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Description: The National Center on Health, Behavioral Health, and 
Safety, in partnership with Child Trends and the Center for Childhood 
Resilience at the Anne & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago 
(Lurie), will conduct information collection activities across 10 sites 
within Head Start Region V as part of a small randomized controlled 
trial of the Ready to Learn through Relationships (RLR) program, a 
trauma-informed Framework and Toolkit designed to promote resilience in 
young children. In this evaluation, sites will be matched on a number 
of factors that may be related to implementation and randomized to 
either a low- or high-intensity TTA condition. The low-intensity 
condition will receive 4 hours of training, a ``toolkit'' of activity-
based handouts, and access to virtual TA office hours. The high-
intensity condition will include 4 hours of additional training on use 
of the toolkit modules, 6 hours of implementation support, and monthly 
classroom coaching.
    Region V Head Start programs that choose to voluntarily participate 
in the RLR program will be asked to complete a number of implementation 
and outcomes measures and participate in other evaluation activities. 
Data collection will involve virtual semi-structured interviews and 
focus groups at the end of the evaluation period, web-based surveys 
(pre and post), a monthly web-based log of coaching activities 
completed, and repeated teacher reports of practices throughout the day 
on a mobile app during 5 weeks across the school year.
    The information to be collected focuses on teacher practices for 
supporting children's social-emotional development and on training and 
implementation factors that may enhance these practices, which is 
directly relevant to Head Start's mission. Information obtained will be 
shared with Regional TTA providers and site administrators to inform 
their ongoing and future TTA work. More specifically, results of the 
evaluation will identify the extent to which more intensive TTA with 
ongoing coaching and on-site expert consultation enhances teacher 
practice beyond a lower-intensity TTA approach. Additionally, data are 
expected to identify implementation factors that may enhance outcomes 
at both the level of the teacher and Head Start Centers.
    Respondents: All early childhood centers in Head Start Region V 
that meet inclusion criteria will be invited to submit application 
forms to participate in the evaluation, and approximately 10 centers 
will be selected. Within each center (or site), we anticipate there 
will be three classrooms of 3-5 year olds. Participants at each center 
will consist of 7 or 8 individuals (e.g., directors, mental health and 
behavior consultants, lead and assistant teachers, and coaches), for a 
total of 75 individuals across all centers or sites.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                   Total number   Average burden
                   Instrument                     Total number     of responses      hours per     Total/annual
                                                 of respondents   per respondent     response      burden hours
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Trauma-Informed System Change Instrument                     75                2            0.17              26
 (TISCI) Questionnaire (all site staff)........
Attitudes Related to Trauma-Informed Care                    75                2            0.25              38
 (ARTIC) Questionnaire (all site staff)........
Site Application Form (site administrators)....              20                1               1              20
Site Administrator Interview...................              10                1               1              10
Coach/Teacher Background Form..................              50                1            0.10               5
Coaching Logs..................................              20               14            0.25              70
Coach Satisfaction Survey......................              20                1            0.25               5
Coach Interview................................              20                1               1              20
Professional Self-Care Scale (PSCS)--teachers..              30                2            0.10               6
Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) Survey -               30              100            0.07             210
 teachers......................................
Teacher Satisfaction Survey....................              30                1            0.25               8
Teacher Focus Group............................              15                1               1              15
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 433.
    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: Head Start Act Sec. 648.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-17242 Filed 8-11-21; 8:45 am]
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