Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Ten Important Questions TANF Agencies and Their Partners Should Consider. Virtual Interactive Evaluation Worksheet (VIEW) (Washington)


Barriers Identified

Substance Abuse Substance Abuse  Legal Issues
Learning Disabilities Family Planning  General Health
Mental Health Child Health/Nutrition  Housing
Employment History Child and Dependent Care  Family Support/ Domestic Violence
Other Agency Involvement  Parent/Child Development  


Number and Types of Questions
Computer screens that present 23 questions to WorkFirst case managers

Target Population
TANF clients statewide

Methodological Information
Not available

Completed by case mangers at initial interview. Depending on responses, Case Managers are instructed with prompts or suggestions for further evaluation, including referral to a social worker responsible for more in-depth assessment.1


Source or Publisher
Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)

State(s) Believed to be Using

1  The term "social worker" refers to individuals who may or may not be licensed or hold Master's of Social Work degrees.

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