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Recent Training Modules

The Office of Family Assistance offers free, self-directed online training modules on topics related to Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program basics and Tribal TANF data management. Each module includes links to other topical resources as well as interactive questions to help participants assess their understanding of the content.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has created three websites that provide training on various Executive Function Skills Concepts and Models: EF Works Library, which houses curated resources for human services programs to learn about and implement an Executive Function-informed approach to service delivery, with a focus on services to adults; Goal, Plan, Do, Review/Revise Online Training Course, a practical research-based framework for setting and achieving goals that

The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP), in conjunction with Dynamic Works, is hosting a five-part series of fee-based workshops to support career coaches’ professional development. Workshops start on April 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. ET and will be held on successive Wednesdays throughout April. NAWDP members and non-members may register for one or more of the workshops.

This curriculum from the Office of Disability Employment Policy within the U.S. Department of Labor is designed for youth development professionals to introduce the concept and practice of soft skills with youth aged 14-21. It is a modular curriculum that includes various activities and works through six key areas when building soft skills: communication, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and critical thinking, and professionalism.

Upcoming Events and Webinars

View conferences and events on issues related to TANF and self-sufficiency. If you know of an upcoming event or webinar that should be listed, please email the information to peerta@blhtech.com.

July 15, 2020
On July 15, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET, there will be a virtual tour of the Pathways to Work Evidence Clearinghouse, a new resource funded by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families. Designed to meet the needs of employment service providers and support TANF administrators’ use of evidence-based practices, the Pathways Clearinghouse provides free, reliable, and accessible information about what works to help job seekers with low incomes find and sustain employment. The launch event will feature a discussion with an...
Webinar / Webcast | 2:00PM to 3:30PM EDT
July 21, 2020
The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals will conduct a webinar on July 21, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. ET to cover job development techniques, interviewing skills, and client preparation for returning citizens to enter employment. Presentations will address how to better serve reentry clients and develop partnerships with employers and how to prepare these individuals to qualify for job opportunities. There will also be discussion about employment readiness, work experience and skill gaps, and how to find resources for returning citizens. A registration fee is charged for...
Webinar / Webcast | 2:00PM EDT
July 22, 2020
Access to quality maternal and child health care services remains a challenge for low-income women in many areas of the country. In this webinar scheduled for July 22, 2020 from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. ET, a panel of health experts will discuss improving care for mothers and babies through the formation of state or multistate collaborative initiatives, hospital-based quality improvement efforts which support optimal infant nutrition, and the formation of strategic alliances with the private health sector to strengthen the quality of neonatal and child health services. Speakers include...
Webinar / Webcast | 12:00PM to 1:00PM EDT
July 22, 2020
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is hosting a webinar on July 22, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. ET to discuss fiscal approaches for implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act. The discussion will include guidance on budget preparation of evidence-based programs. Presenters will provide tips on how to develop estimates on staffing and needed resources for prevention services administration, estimate matching Title IV-E revenue, and forecast cost savings from out-of-home placements as a result of successful prevention services. Presenters include representatives of the Annie E. Casey Foundation,...
Webinar / Webcast | 2:00PM EDT
August 19, 2020
Join the Office of Family Assistance on August 19, 2020 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. ET for this free webinar on understanding how to assess and build executive functioning skills in TANF participants. Executive function and self-regulation skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. Trouble with executive function can make it hard for individuals to navigate life, including obtaining and retaining employment. TANF case managers with an understanding of executive functioning can better help support TANF...
Webinar / Webcast | 1:00PM to 2:30PM EDT