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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.

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@icfi.com.

October 29, 2018
Event | 9:00AM to 5:00PM EDT
October 30, 2018
On October 30, MDRC and the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association will host a free webinar as part of their College Promise Success Initiative. This webinar will feature adult promise programs as part of their programming around technical assistance and evidence-based support practices. Stay tuned for more information to come.
Webinar / Webcast | 1:00PM to 2:00PM EDT
October 30, 2018
On October 30, the American Public Health Association will host a webinar for caseworkers and policymakers alike that will discuss necessary leadership skills to inspire and drive change in workplace culture around health and safety. Applicable to many different settings and contexts, their exploration of leadership requisites and leveraging expertise to support health and safety initiatives will be invaluable for all changemakers in various social policy fields.
Webinar / Webcast | 2:00PM to 3:00PM EDT
October 31, 2018
Up to 74% of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) participants report recent experiences of domestic violence, compared to 30% of the general population, according to 2013 data. Survivors are often isolated from family, friends, and financial resources as a result of a perpetrator’s tactics to maximize the survivor’s level of dependency on them and decrease the likelihood that the survivor can gain self-sufficiency. TANF and other public assistance programs have a unique opportunity to provide necessary financial assistance and access to critical resources that can help survivors...
Webinar / Webcast | 1:00PM to 2:30PM EDT
November 7, 2018
In this November 7 webinar sponsored by the Community Action Partnership, participants will learn more about the building blocks agencies need to construct to successfully shift to a whole family approach. This webinar will specifically focus on the building block related to aligning services for parents and children together. Additionally, participants will learn how to access the outstanding resources coming from the whole family approach efforts of the Learning Community.
Webinar / Webcast | 2:00PM to 3:30PM EST
November 16, 2018
On November 16, the Center for Poverty Research at University of California, Davis will host a fall conference around the theme of place-based poverty. Speakers from top research universities will present on topics such as the historical segregation of immigrants, minority disparities in health care access, the erosion of black wealth, and the future of fair housing in America. For more information and to register for the event, visit the Center’s website.
Event | 11:00AM to 6:00PM EST
December 4, 2018
On December 4, 2018, the National Association for the Education of Young Children will hold a webinar with authors of a new book From Survive to Thrive: A Director’s Guide for Leading an Early Childhood Program. The authors will provide information for childhood program directors on building a strong culture, creating useful and engaging policies, and working with families as a leader.
Webinar / Webcast | 3:00PM EST
March 31, 2019
Event | 8:00AM to 5:00PM EDT