Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Ten Important Questions TANF Agencies and Their Partners Should Consider. Adult Psychological Assessment (Tennessee)


Barriers Identified

Substance Abuse Educational Background Legal Issues
Learning Disabilities Physical Health Resources
Domestic Violence Work History Mental Health
Family Situation    


Number and Types of Questions
Twelve pages, 90 questions; primarily 'yes' or 'no' with space for additional explanation; substance abuse questions are the CAGE questions

Target Population
TANF clients statewide

Methodological Information
Not available


Conducted by a Family Service Counselor after either

referral from caseworkers or ABE instructor;

caseworker notices a red flag indicating further screening required or

client unable to complete work requirements or retain employment.



Source or Publisher
Tennessee Department of Human Services in collaboration with


Department of Health, Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

Community Mental Health Centers

University of Tennessee Center for Literacy Studies


State(s) Believed to be Using

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