Webinar / Webcast
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.
This 2018 Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) session discussed how TANF and employment services programs can serve special populations. Presenters shared strategies that state and local systems use to provide financial support and related employment services to newly arrived refugees. They also discussed the feasibility and benefits of providing enhanced employment services to foreign trafficking victims, and a risk assessment tool for domestic violence survivors applying for services and waivers under the Family Violence Options.
Question / Response(s)
A representative from Rainbow Services, a domestic violence agency in Southern California, is interested in learning about transportation programs available to help support participants. Can anyone share about innovative transportation programs in their area?
This guide is a product of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau, its Child Welfare Information Gateway, and the FRIENDS (Family Resource Information, Education, and Network Development Service) National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention. It provides information, strategies, and resources to help communities support and strengthen families and ensure the well-being of children. The guide offers support to service providers who work with parents, caregivers, and children to prevent child maltreatment.
The Building Wealth and Health Network pilots a trauma-informed approach to peer support and financial empowerment. Network cohort members meet regularly to discuss goal setting, financial management, and other topics that foster resilience and empowerment.
Webinar / Webcast
This 2018 webinar discussed the relationship between the habits of a healthy dating environment and a healthy marriage. The National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families’ hour-long session included an overview of the Resource Center, as well as presentations on relationship education for youth in California and precautionary support for high-risk youth. The session focused on the impact of normalized relationship skills fostered from youth onward and how they transpire in later relationships or marriage.
This website includes overall information to help readers get familiar with the issue of Teen Dating Violence. It provides background, how to get involved, and important prevention initiatives including a link to more information on Dating Matters®: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships and other tools. This violence prevention training, created and distributed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), focuses on 11- to 14-year-olds in high-risk communities. The initiative is evidence-based and includes examples of programs across the U.S.
The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence developed an extensive survey with both quantitative and qualitative questions for caseworkers designed to understand the role of public benefits for sexual assault and domestic violence victims. Research shows that these populations are more likely to be in poverty and their traumatic experiences can make it more difficult to overcome that poverty and the resulting economic instability.
Webinar / Webcast
A virtual roundtable was held on November 30, 2017 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. EST, co-presented by the Office of Family Assistance, the Office of Child Support Enforcement, and the Family and Youth Services Bureau. Via plenaries and breakout sessions, the roundtable defined family violence, explained good cause, and highlighted examples of excellence across the nation.