Providing Mental Health Services to TANF Recipients: Program Design Choices and Implementation Challenges in Four States. Acronyms


The acronyms listed below are used throughout this report.

AFDC: Aid to Families with Dependent Children

AFS: Adult and Family Services

AWI: Agency for Workforce Innovation

CAGE: CAGE comes from the four-question substance abuse screening questionnaire used in Utah: Have you ever felt the need to Cut down on your using/doing? Have you ever felt Annoyed by people complaining about your drinking? Have you ever felt Guilty about your drinking? Do you ever drink an Eye-opener in the morning to relieve the shakes?

CalWORKs: California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids Program

DCF: Department of Children and Families

DHS: Department of Human Services

DWS: Department of Workforce Services

FCS: Family and Children's Services of Greater Chattanooga

FSC: Family Services Counseling

LCSW: Licensed Clinical Social Worker

MOE: Maintenance-of-Effort

MPR: Mathematica Policy Research

MSW: Master's in Social Work

OFS: Office of Family Support

OPS: Other Personnel Services

PRWORA: Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996

PTSD: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

SAMH: Substance Abuse/Mental Health

SPED: Single-Parent Employment Demonstration

SSDI: Social Security Disability Insurance

SSI: Supplemental Security Income

TANF: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

UT: University of Tennessee


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