Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Ten Important Questions TANF Agencies and Their Partners Should Consider. Rhode Island Assessment Tool


Barriers Identified
Domestic Violence

Number and Types of Questions
Fourteen open-ended questions about threats to the client or family members, sexual abuse, fear of partner, ability to participate in education and work requirements, residency, child support, paternity, location of absent parent, and hiding from absent parent.

Target Population
TANF clients statewide

Methodological Information
Not available

All TANF clients a required to sign a written notification at initial contact. If a client discloses a problem with domestic violence, a domestic violence specialist meets with the client in the TANF office and uses this paper and pencil screening form to evaluate the client.


Source or Publisher
Rhode Island Department of Human Services in coordination with

  • State(s) Believed to be Using
  • community groups

State(s) Believed to be Using
Rhode Island

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