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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.

February 20, 2019
The Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will host a webinar on February 20, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET to discuss the correlation between involved fathers and positive developmental outcomes for children. The research presented from the University’s School of Social Work on this topic can help service providers to be more intentional in helping fathers improve upon their strengths and communicating this perspective to fathers and mothers.
Webinar / Webcast | 2:00PM to 3:00PM EST
February 26, 2019
The Aspen Institute will livestream the 2019 Aspen Forum on Children and Families on February 26 and February 27, 2019 between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. ET. The forum, the second of its kind, convenes policy makers, practitioners, researchers, and philanthropies to identify and discuss “big ideas” for investing in children and families using a two-generation approach.
Webinar / Webcast | 12:00PM to 3:00PM EST
February 26, 2019
This Office of Family Assistance-sponsored webinar on February 26, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET will discuss the complexities of engaging two-parent families in TANF, and feature strategies to improve employment outcomes through relationship education. Representatives from the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Insight Policy Research, Public Strategies and the Urban Institute will participate.
Webinar / Webcast | 2:00PM to 3:30PM EST
March 6, 2019
The Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will hold a webinar on March 6, 2019 between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. ET to cover findings following the Family Options Study that was conducted for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Researchers from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will review patterns of public assistance receipt, employment, family separations, the well-being of adolescents and young children, adult behavioral health, and predictions for reoccurrence of homelessness. Findings related to the experiences of...
Webinar / Webcast | 2:00PM to 3:00PM EST
March 23, 2019
The National Association of Workforce Boards will hold its annual conference in Washington, D.C. from March 23 to March 26, 2019. The conference features issue sessions, industry roundtables, workshops and intensive technical assistance sessions with representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor and other partner Federal agencies. A unique feature of this year’s event is the inauguration of a Leadership Academy, where new or experienced Directors and Board Members will group together to identify and discuss best practices and strategies they learned during the conference.
Event | 10:00AM to 11:30AM EDT
March 31, 2019
Event | 8:00AM to 5:00PM EDT
April 14, 2019
Arizona State University’s Center for Child Well-Being will host this conference in Phoenix, Arizona on April 14 – April 17, 2019 to explore best practices and action planning in connecting children with their incarcerated parents through family supportive visits. The conference will also address research innovations and building capacity across systems.
Event | 6:00PM to 11:45AM EDT
May 5, 2019
The annual conference of the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals will be held in San Antonio, Texas on May 5 – May 8, 2019. Workshops and session tracks will focus on workforce development, workplace challenges, partnerships, serving priority populations, and operations.
Event | 1:00PM to 2:00PM EDT