Screening and Assessment in TANF/Welfare-to-Work: Local Answers to Difficult Questions

Research Report

Screening and Assessment in TANF/Welfare-to-Work: Local Answers to Difficult Questions

Abstract

The Screening and Assessment in TANF/Welfare-to-Work study involved a review of the issues and challenges faced by TANF agencies and their partners in developing strategies and selecting instruments to identify substance abuse and mental health problems, learning disabilities, and domestic violence situations among TANF clients. The issues and challenges identified through that review are presented in Ten Important Questions TANF Agencies and Their Partners Should Consider. The second phase of the study involved case studies of a limited number of localities to further explore how TANF agencies and their partners responded to the issues and challenges identified during phase one. The findings from the case studies are presented in this report.

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