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  • MH Resource Highlight

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    MH Resource Highlight

    Compassion Fatigue Brief

    The Office of Family Assistance developed a brief, Identifying and Addressing Compassion Fatigue within TANF Programs: A Guide for Managers, that focuses on emerging issues related to compassion fatigue within the context of managing teams.
  • Recording Now Available!

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    Recording Now Available!

    Whole Family Approach Webinar

    This OFA webinar, "The Whole Family Approach: How TANF Programs Can Engage Customers in Mental Health Services," shares strategies to help improve long-term mental health outcomes for low-income families
  • Highlights Available!

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    Highlights Available!

    OFA TANF Disaster Response

    The Office of Family Assistance TANF Disaster Response Highlights spotlight how some states (Colorado, Illinois, Maine) and the Morongo Tribal TANF program responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Products Available!

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    Products Available!

    Trauma-Informed Practice

    The Office of Family Assistance has developed a set of four resources (two briefs, two tip sheets) to help TANF decision-makers, supervisors, and frontline staff implement trauma-informed practices.
  • Recording Now Available!

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    Recording Now Available!

    Advancing Race Equity in TANF

    This OFA webinar, Insights on Advancing Race Equity in TANF, introduces key themes and tools and resources related to TANF and race equity to advance field capacity for staff training and development as well as data use.
  • Recording Now Available!

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    Recording Now Available!

    Reducing EBT Card Skimming

    This OFA webinar, Strategies for Reducing EBT Card Skimming for TANF and SNAP Programs, explores ways agencies can educate participants on how to protect their benefits from theft, and answers questions about challenges and best practices.

Recently Asked Questions

May 16, 2022

A representative from the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) would like to know if any other states or tribes deem virtual currency countable for TANF eligibility and if so, how are they implementing this? If VDSS were to do this, they would need to update their state program guidance to reflect how it would be countable. In addition, their state's cash management system would need to be updated to automatically convert virtual currency to US dollars when program participants indicate receipt of income with virtual currency.

April 19, 2022

A representative from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is looking to connect with states that have implemented TANF funded 50/50 match programming for TANF eligible employment and training participants. The representative wants to know:

• How difficult was the implementation of education and training services where 50% of the cost of providing services to TANF participants is reimbursed by the state?
• What lessons were learned?

Upcoming Events and Webinars

April 11, 2023
Event | 12:00PM to 3:00PM EDT
May 8, 2023
Event | 9:00AM to 5:00PM EDT