OFA Webinar: From Surviving to Thriving: Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in TANF Programs - Project Improve
Survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) are overrepresented among people who receive TANF services. In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Office of Family Assistance Project IMPROVE team hosted a webinar on October 26, 2022. The webinar featured a panel of TANF leaders and their system partners who are integrating IPV services with services from TANF and other programs which support low-income families to improve long-term outcomes for children and adults. Panelists presented a continuum of strategies to address IPV and highlighted the realities of what programs face when working with people currently or previously experiencing IPV. Speakers also addressed participant questions around challenges, best practices, and lessons learned.
Panelists for this webinar were: Priscila Silva-Lebron (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance); Rachael Spencer (Emory University); Alice Hawks (New York City Family Justice Center); Crystal Jackson (Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance); Elizabeth Buhr (Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services); and Lindsey Turner (Voices of Hope).