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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 “Tribal TANF Data – The Basics” online learning module is intended for new Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) staff or any individual interested in learning more about Tribal TANF data reporting. The module uses step-by-step instructions and screenshots to describe the background of Tribal TANF data collection and submission, the process of installing data reporting software, steps for submitting quarterly TANF data reports, and an overview of how tribes calculate work participation rates (WPR).
The “Tribal TANF – The Basics and Beyond” online learning module is intended for Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) directors, staff and/or leadership who would benefit from a high-level orientational look into the TANF program. The interactive module provides a basic overview of the Tribal TANF program covering topics such as the purposes of TANF, proper uses of TANF funds, TANF work requirements and time limits, as well as strategies for TANF program management and achieving program goals and objectives.
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While only a small percentage of TANF families are involved in the child welfare system, a large portion of child welfare families have received or are eligible for TANF benefits. More than half of all foster children come from families who are eligible for TANF, and most of the families that receive in-home child welfare support services are also on welfare. A growing body of research further demonstrates a strong correlation between poverty and child maltreatment. While poverty may not be a predictor of maltreatment, it is one of many interrelated and complex risk factors that increase...