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. 

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.

April 24, 2018
Event | 12:00PM EDT
April 24, 2018

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...

Webinar / Webcast | 1:00PM EDT
April 26, 2018
Event | 9:00AM to 12:00PM EDT
May 2, 2018
Thursday, May 10 is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2018. This year’s theme, Partnering for Health and Hope Following Trauma, will focus on the importance of an integrated approach to caring for the mental health needs of children, youth, and young adults who have experienced trauma, as well as their families. Though often not behavioral health professionals, workforce system staff play an integral role in a youth’s well-being and growth. It is critical to recognize the signs of trauma as well as deliver services and supports in a way that aims to heal and avoid...
Webinar / Webcast | 2:00PM EDT
May 30, 2018
Event | 8:00AM to 12:30PM EDT
May 30, 2018
Since 1998, the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has convened the Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) to present the latest findings from evaluations of programs, policies, and services that support low-income and vulnerable families on the path to economic self-sufficiency.
Event | 8:30AM to 1:00PM EDT
June 21, 2018
Event | 9:00AM to 12:30PM EDT
August 28, 2018
Event | 12:00PM EDT
September 5, 2018
Event | 12:00PM EDT
September 26, 2018
Event | 12:00PM EDT