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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.

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 “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. 

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.

January 21, 2020
The Aspen Institute will host a half-day session on January 21, 2020 in Washington, D.C. as part of the five-year anniversary celebration of the UpSkill America initiative. Speakers from the business community, policy makers, researchers, and upskilling program graduates will discuss lessons learned from the Upskill America initiative, identify innovative approaches for upskilling, review common challenges to implement upskilling initiatives, and explore the future of this initiative. Registration for this free event is available on the Aspen Institute website.
Event | 12:30PM to 5:00PM EST
February 3, 2020
The National Skills Coalition will convene its annual Skills Summit from February 3 to February 5, 2020 in Washington, D.C. The Skills Summit will include networking opportunities with workforce leaders, updates on federal workforce policy from both agency and Capitol Hill perspectives, as well as interactive policy development sessions on the future of work that covers digital literacy, business engagement, and reemployment. Registration for the summit is available on the National Skills Coalition website.
Event | 1:00PM to 4:00PM EST
February 12, 2020
Jobs for the Future will host an invite-only event on February 12, 2020 in San Francisco, California on how virtual reality impacts corporate learning and employee performance. Corporate leaders will share stories of immersive learning; discussion will focus on the implications of immersive learning technology in the workplace and demonstrations of immersive learning tools. Space for the event is limited.
Event | 3:00PM EST
February 13, 2020
The Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin at Madison will host a seminar on February 13, 2020 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. CT to discuss the effect of parental incarceration on families. A faculty member at the University of Wisconsin at Madison will present research exploring risk factors that influence how adults perceive and experience parenting, including attachment, relationship quality, and socioeconomic status. The seminar will also identify mechanisms to promote resiliency in underserved and disadvantaged children.
Event | 1:15PM to 2:30PM EST
February 24, 2020
The Fathers & Families Coalition of America will convene its 21st Annual National Conference from February 24 to February 27, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Conference highlights include presentations on innovative practices on parenting and family engagement by leading practitioners, identification of evidence-based models on responsible fatherhood by researchers, and small group discussions among participants. Registration for the conference (which includes registration fees) can be found at the home page for this event.
Event | 11:00AM to 6:30PM EST