MISSION: To promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. ACF Evaluation Program
Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Ten Important Questions TANF Agencies and Their Partners Should Consider. References
Allen, J.P., M.H. Eckardt, and J. Wallen. Screening for Alcoholism: Techniques and Issues . Public Health Reports 103:586-592, 1988. American Civil Liberties Union. Judge Blocks First-Ever Mandatory Drug Testing of Michigan Welfare Recipients . Press Release. November 10, 1999. American Public Human Services Association. Case Management Def
Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Ten Important Questions TANF Agencies and Their Partners Should Consider. Question Nine: What issues related to privacy and confidentiality should be considered?
In considering how to screen or assess for unobserved barriers, TANF agencies and their partners must consider the complex issues around privacy and confidentiality of information obtained through the identification process. A detailed assessment of these issues is beyond the scope of this report, 79 but, because of the importance of the issue, w
Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Ten Important Questions TANF Agencies and Their Partners Should Consider. How Common are These Barriers?
Yet another reason why TANF agencies who are not already doing so should consider screening and assessing is the prevalence of disabilities and barriers to employment among TANF recipients. A review of several studies with prevalence estimates for substance abuse, learning disabilities, domestic violence, and mental health problems, describe high
The Welfare Indicators Act of 1994 requires the Department of Health and Human Services to prepare annual reports to Congress on indicators and predictors of welfare dependence. The “2002 Indicators of Welfare Dependence”, the sixth annual report, provides welfare dependence indicators through 2000, reflecting changes that have taken place sin
Performance Improvement 2004. Monitoring outcomes for los angeles county's pre- and post-CalWORKs leavers: How are they faring?
This study examined the post-welfare experiences of two cohorts of welfare leavers: a group who exited welfare in Fall 1996 (pre-CalWORKs) and a group who exited welfare in Fall 1998 (post-CalWORKs). Welfare and other public benefit receipt and employment were tracked using administrative data for approximately 27,000 leavers. To provide detail u
This project assessed the relationship between welfare use, income, employment and training, and health care coverage, on the one hand, and multiple measures of child well-being within the TANF recipient population on the other. As families transition from welfare to work in the context of welfare reform policies, large variation in these features
The Welfare Indicators Act of 1994 requires the Department of Health and Human Services to prepare annual reports to Congress on indicators and predictors of welfare dependence. The “2004 Indicators of Welfare Dependence”, the seventh annual report, provides welfare dependence indicators through 2001, reflecting changes that have taken place s
Performance Improvement 2005. Impacts of Eligibility Expansions and Provider Reimbursement Rate Increases on Child CARE Subsidy Take-up Rates, Welfare Use and Work
This study examined how changes in Rhode Island child care policies impacted families and children. The study used child care subsidy administrative data from 1996 through 2000, and data on availability, quality and price of care for different age groups of children.
AGENCY ID TITLE G/O OBJECTIVE PROJECT OFFICER ACF-ACYF 8221 Synthesis of Findings: Title IV-E Flexible Funding Child Welfare Waiver Demonstrations 7.4 Increase the percentage of children and youth living in a permanent, safe environment Collins, Gail E. ACF-ACYF 8220
13 Indicators of Quality Child Care: Research Update
Performance Improvement 2006. Understanding Foster Parenting: Using Administrative Data to Explore Retention
Foster homes are a critical resource within the child welfare system, with more than 260,000 children in non-relative foster care at the end of FY2001. Child welfare agencies are continually challenged to provide adequate numbers of foster homes that are stable, can accommodate sibling groups, and are located in proximity to family members. Howe
Performance Improvement 2006. Assessing the Quality of Child Care Using Longitudinal, Administrative Data: What Can It Tell Us and How Can It Be Used?
Using administrative data from 1996 through 2001, this report assessed how child care quality changed as a result of welfare reform and concurrent social, political, and economic changes.
Performance Improvement 2006. Rural Research Needs and Data Sources for Selected Human Services Topics
The main goal of this study was to develop an inventory of databases that researchers could use to study selected human services-related conditions and the accessibility and utilization of human services in rural areas. Three human services issues were focal topics for the project - work supports for low-income families, substance abuse, and child
Performance Improvement 2006. Under-Reporting of Medicaid and Welfare in the Current Population Survey
The purpose of this study is to determine the accuracy of data on the Current Population Survey (CPS) concerning the receipt of welfare benefits and Medicaid. It also attempts to estimate the uninsured rate for adults. The method determines the accuracy of CPS data by comparing them to administrative data from California’s Medi-Cal system. (The
Performance Improvement 2006. Potential Employment Liabilities Among TANF Recipients: a Synthesis of Data From Six State TANF Caseload Studies
The goal of this project was to improve understanding of the relationship between Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipient characteristics and employment outcomes through an analysis of existing survey and administrative data from six states: Colorado, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, and South Carolina. The
The objectives for this contract are: (1) To obtain encounter-level data from statewide information sources; (2) To maintain and expand a uniform, multi-state health care database for health services research and health policy analysis; and (3) To make these data available to a broad set of public and private users.
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