OFA Webinar: Re-Engaging Parents in the Workforce: A Tribal TANF Perspective

The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating effects on the livelihoods, finances, and well-being of millions of individuals in Indian Country. Compounding the burden of job losses are widespread school shutdowns and the lack of affordable child care, which simultaneously hinder TANF-participating parents, particularly mothers, from gaining meaningful employment while imposing additional costs on already tight family resources. These trends present urgent and essential demands on Tribal TANF programs. To respond to these challenges, the Office of Family Assistance hosted a webinar on October 27, 2021, which provided insights on Federal and State resources that can assist parents in transitioning into employment, as well as innovative practices from Tribal TANF, child care, and community organizations to support low-income families. The webinar also identified strategies for coordinating Tribal TANF and Child Care offices.

Record Type: 
Webinar / Webcast
Publication Date: 
October, 2021
Date: 
October 27, 2021
Source: 
OFA Peer TA
Webinar Date: 
October 27, 2021
Tribe: 
Cook Inlet Tribal Council (AK)
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Employment
  • Education and Training
  • Family Strengthening
  • Supportive Services
    • Child Care
  • Special Populations
  • Tribal TANF
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