Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Ten Important Questions TANF Agencies and Their Partners Should Consider. Feelings and Behavior Inventory (Missouri)


Barriers Identified

Substance Abuse  Mental Health  Gambling


Number and Types of Questions
Eleven 'yes' or 'no' questions organized into three sets addressing the three barrier areas; substance abuse questions are the CAGE questions

Target Population
TANF clients in three pilot areas of metropolitan Kansas City

Methodological Information
One or more 'yes' response to a set of questions indicates need for referral for further assessment for a probable problem.

Could be self-administered but more likely completed in an interview setting.  Interviewer is also given a behavioral observation checklist to assist with determining the possible existence of a problem.


Source or Publisher
Missouri Department of Public Health and Human Services

State(s) Believed to be Using

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