Webinar: Service Options for Relative Caregivers in Child-Only Cases

The Office of Family Assistance held a webinar on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 from 2:00-3:30 pm EST on Service Options for Relative Caregivers in Child-Only Cases. Today almost half of the national TANF caseload consists of child-only cases, where the child is the only individual in the household receiving cash assistance. In a significant portion of these cases, a relative is caring for the child. There has been limited literature, however, on the strengths, barriers and needs of these children and their relative caregivers. There has also been limited information about the supportive services they may receive through TANF or other human services programs. In this facilitated webinar, presenters provided a descriptive and demographic overview of the relative child-only caseload, as well as the policies and practices that support them. It included examples from a kinship navigator program, as well as a TANF and child welfare system collaboration initiative.

In this webinar participants were able to:

  • Understand the importance and prevalence of, as well as the strengths, barriers, and outcomes related to, relative caregivers and children in TANF child-only cases.
  • Hear experiences and lessons learned from a kinship navigator program that is providing supportive services to relatives and children in child-only cases.
  • Learn about collaborations between TANF and Child Welfare systems to share data and provide services to relative caregivers and children.

For users interested in the transcript of the webinar, the webinar recording is closed-captioned. 

Record Type: 
Webinar / Webcast
Publication Date: 
February, 2016
January 19, 2016
Webinar Date: 
January 19, 2016
  • Supportive Services
    • Child Welfare
  • Special Populations
    • Child Only Cases
  • TANF Program Administration
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