Recent Training Modules

The Office of Family Assistance offers free, self-directed online training modules. Topics available in the Online Learning Center cover Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program basics, Tribal TANF data management, and Coaching for Success to help TANF staff build their case management skills.

The interactive, self-paced modules are drawn from best practices so participants can understand the context behind the presented materials and learn how to apply techniques learned in the field. The modules also include links to other topical resources for further learning and more in-depth coverage of topics.

“Coaching for Success” is a set of 14 online learning modules intended to support Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) employment case managers in leveraging coaching techniques that improve their case management skills with TANF-eligible populations. Self-paced modules can be taken over time or for a specific topic.

“Tribal TANF – The Basics and Beyond” and “Tribal TANF Data – The Basics” are two online learning modules intended to support Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) staff or any individual interested in learning more about the Tribal TANF program through step-by-step instructions and screenshots. “Tribal TANF – The Basics and Beyond” covers topics such as Tribal TANF program flexibility, 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. “Tribal TANF Data – The Basics” describes 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.

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.

May 19, 2021

The CCDF Policies Database provides information and detailed policies of child care subsidy programs and current data on policies from October 2009 through October 2019. A webinar, hosted jointly by the University of Michigan’s Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, Urban Institute, and the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, will be held on May 19, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET to discuss accessing and using the data. Topics include an overview of the Database; information on data collection and review; CCDF 2019 data files and documentation;...

Webinar / Webcast | 2:00PM to 3:00PM EDT
June 7, 2021

The third bi-annual Aspen Forum on Children and Families will be held on June 7, 2021 and June 8, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET on both days. This virtual forum includes panel discussions, keynote speakers, and breakout sessions covering two-generation (2Gen) approaches as well as resources and tools needed to strengthen families, communities, and the country. The Forum also features the release of The State of 2Gen, which synthesizes 10 years of the field's accomplishments and identifies policy recommendations to support families with improved health, education, and employment...

Webinar / Webcast | 2:00PM to 5:00PM EDT
May 16, 2021

The Fathers & Families Coalition of America will host its 22nd Annual National Conference as a hybrid event (with in-person and virtual events) from May 16, 2021 to May 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. The conference will include presentations on strategies to support students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual case management, supporting fatherhood and fatherhood engagement, child support, trauma-informed care, and overcoming adversity and building resilience. Six workshops will be offered as part of the advanced practitioner credential program. The conference...

Webinar / Webcast | 12:00PM to 8:00PM EDT
May 17, 2021

The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) will host its 37th Annual Conference as a virtual event from May 17 to May 19, 2021. Conference workshops are categorized in five tracks: Excelling in a Virtual Environment; Strategies for Workforce Professional Self-Care; Fiscal Responsibility and Oversight; Diversity and Inclusion; and Educating and Training Our Future Workforce. The conference will offer opportunities for networking and enhancing professional development. There is a registration fee for participation.

Webinar / Webcast | 9:00AM to 5:00PM EDT
May 19, 2021

The Forum for Youth Investment will host its annual Ready by 21 National Meeting as a virtual, two-day event on May 19, 2021 and May 20, 2021. Plenary sessions and workshops will cover a broad range of topics, including strengthening and aligning partnerships, reconnecting and reengaging young people after COVID disruptions, fostering social and emotional learning across schools and communities, supporting quality summer learning experiences, connecting and coordinating federal funding streams in communities, and supporting state-level systems alignments. The Ready by 21 initiative is...

Webinar / Webcast | 9:00AM to 5:00PM EDT