Social capital – or the value that arises from connections, networks, and relationships – can help human services programs improve participant outcomes.
This brief discusses two primary approaches for providing employment-related services to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and public housing program participants to help them meet work-related requirements. The findings are based on discussions with state and local administrators and
This handbook is a go-to resource for human services providers looking for practical ways to implement social capital building practices to improve participant outcomes.
This tool demonstrates how human services practitioners can use a logic model to map out the role social capital plays in their programs, providing hypothetical examples and a blank tool for practitioners to fill in themselves. Social Capital Logic Model Tool (PDF)
ASPE has contracted with Research Triangle Institute and the University of North Carolina School of Government for this project, which seeks to understand how local, state, faith-based, and nonprofit human services programs and organizations can create and use social capital to increase employment, reduce poverty, and improve child and family well
Aligning Federal Performance Indicators Across Programs Promoting Self-Sufficiency: Key Considerations For Policymakers
This brief summarizes the current set of federal performance indicators and provides key policy considerations for policymakers and administrators within federal and state agencies who are interested in building a framework for coordinated performance measurement.
Aligning Federal Performance Indicators Across Programs Promoting Self-Sufficiency: Actionable Steps For Program Design And Practice
This brief outlines actionable steps that program designers at the federal, state, or local level can take to build or use aligned measures across programs in ways that can improve program management and increase service coordination.
ASPE has contracted with Research Triangle Institute and the University of North Carolina School of Government to understand how local, state, faith-based, and nonprofit human services programs and organizations can create and use social capital to increase employment, reduce poverty, and improve child and family well-being.
This is the ASPE-sponsored web site on Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF) \"leavers\", applicants, caseload studies, and other state studies of welfare outcomes. This site has been developed to provide technical assistance to ASPE-funded grantees and other researchers, background on the ASPE-funded grants to states and counties, access
Moving People from Welfare to Work. Lessons from the National Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Strategies.. Selected Publications From This Evaluation
Moving People from Welfare to Work: Lessons from the National Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Strategies . Prepared by Gayle Hamilton, MDRC, 2002. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; and U.S. Department of Educatio
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Welfare Mothers as Potential Employees: A Statistical Profile Based on National Survey Data Nicholas Zill, Ph.D., Kristin A. Moore, Ph.D., Christine Winquist Nord, Ph.D., and Thomas Stief Child Trends, Inc. February 25, 1991 PDF Version: http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/1991/
MAXIMUS, Inc. April 1988 This report was prepared under contract #HHS-100-85-0004 between HHS's Office of Social Services Policy (now the Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy) and MAXIMUS, Inc. For additional information about this subject, you can visit the ASPE home page at http://aspe.hhs.gov. The Project Officer was Sha
Service Utilization and the Individual, Family, and Neighborhood Characteristics of Children with Disabilities in Illinois
Robert Goerge, Lucy Mackey-Bilaver, Bong Joo Lee, David Koepke and Allison Harris
An Exploratory Study of Barriers and Incentives to Improving Labor Force Participation Among Persons with Significant Disabilities: Final Report
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Screening and Assessment in TANF/Welfare-to-Work: Ten Important Questions TANF Agencies and Their Partners Should Consider
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Screening and Assessment in TANF/Welfare-to-Work: Ten Important Questions TANF Agencies and Their Partners Should Consider Executive Summary
Terri S. Thompson, Asheley Van Ness and Carolyn T. O'Brien The Urban Institute December 2001