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The SSRC Library allows visitors to access materials related to self-sufficiency programs, practice and research. Visitors can view common search terms, conduct a keyword search or create a custom search using any combination of the filters at the left side of this page. To conduct a keyword search, type a term or combination of terms into the search box below, select whether you want to search the exact phrase or the words in any order, and click on the blue button to the right of the search box to view relevant results.

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  • Individual Author: Parents as Teachers
    Reference Type: Stakeholder Resource
    Year: 2018

    Over the past 20 years, the Parents as Teachers model has been adapted and delivered in more than 100 Tribal communities in the U.S. During this time, more than 10,000 Native American families have been served by Parents as Teachers. More than half of the today’s federal Tribal Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting Tribes have chosen Parents as Teachers as their preferred home visiting model, citing the organization’s history of working with American Indian and Alaskan Native families. (Author introduction)

    Over the past 20 years, the Parents as Teachers model has been adapted and delivered in more than 100 Tribal communities in the U.S. During this time, more than 10,000 Native American families have been served by Parents as Teachers. More than half of the today’s federal Tribal Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting Tribes have chosen Parents as Teachers as their preferred home visiting model, citing the organization’s history of working with American Indian and Alaskan Native families. (Author introduction)

  • Individual Author: Fernkas, Robin; Javar, Janet; Alamprese, Judy; Eyster, Lauren; Person, Ann
    Reference Type: Conference Paper
    Year: 2018

    These PowerPoints are from the 2018 Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS). This panel highlighted findings from the U.S. Department of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants. Presenters shared implementation and outcome findings from Los Angeles Valley College’s delivery of the Biotech Bridge Academy and described three colleges’ efforts to develop competency-based programs in information technology. Janet Javar (U.S. Department of Labor) moderated this session, and Robin Fernkas (U.S. Department of Labor) served as a discussant. Various methodologies were used across the presentations.

     

    See more at: https://www.opressrc.org/content/reducing-economic-hardship-encouraging-asset-development-among-low-income-individuals-and

    These PowerPoints are from the 2018 Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS). This panel highlighted findings from the U.S. Department of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants. Presenters shared implementation and outcome findings from Los Angeles Valley College’s delivery of the Biotech Bridge Academy and described three colleges’ efforts to develop competency-based programs in information technology. Janet Javar (U.S. Department of Labor) moderated this session, and Robin Fernkas (U.S. Department of Labor) served as a discussant. Various methodologies were used across the presentations.

     

    See more at: https://www.opressrc.org/content/reducing-economic-hardship-encouraging-asset-development-among-low-income-individuals-and

  • Individual Author: Waters, Damon; Chester, Hilary; Gaffney, Angela; Hetling, Andrea
    Reference Type: Conference Paper
    Year: 2018

    This session discussed how TANF and employment services programs can serve special populations. Presenters shared strategies that state and local systems use to provide financial support and related employment services to newly arrived refugees, the feasibility and benefits of providing enhanced employment services to foreign trafficking victims, and a risk assessment tool for domestic violence survivors applying for services and waivers under the Family Violence Options. Damon Waters (Administration for Children and Families) moderated this session.

     

    This session discussed how TANF and employment services programs can serve special populations. Presenters shared strategies that state and local systems use to provide financial support and related employment services to newly arrived refugees, the feasibility and benefits of providing enhanced employment services to foreign trafficking victims, and a risk assessment tool for domestic violence survivors applying for services and waivers under the Family Violence Options. Damon Waters (Administration for Children and Families) moderated this session.

     

  • Individual Author: López, Michael ; Dobbins, Dionne ; Hepburn, Peter ; Sandstrom, Heather
    Reference Type: Conference Paper
    Year: 2018

    Publicly funded child care represents a critical work support for families, and is a key mechanism for supporting low-income families with a path to economic self-sufficiency. This session looked at how variations in community context (such as the availability of care, responsiveness to nonstandard work hours, and the unique experiences of Latino immigrants) might affect child care access. Michael López (Abt Associates) moderated this session. The presenters used a variety of different methodologies in their research.

     

    Publicly funded child care represents a critical work support for families, and is a key mechanism for supporting low-income families with a path to economic self-sufficiency. This session looked at how variations in community context (such as the availability of care, responsiveness to nonstandard work hours, and the unique experiences of Latino immigrants) might affect child care access. Michael López (Abt Associates) moderated this session. The presenters used a variety of different methodologies in their research.

     

  • Individual Author: Orrell, Brent; DiSalvo, Clare; Compton, Wilson; Feese, Tonya; Germain, Justin
    Reference Type: Conference Paper
    Year: 2018

    Opioid use disorder disproportionately affects low-income populations and research suggests that it is a significant barrier to employment. This session provided an introduction to opioid use disorder and effective treatment strategies, present current research on the prevalence of the disorder among TANF recipients, and showcase one state’s efforts to identify TANF recipients and others struggling with the disorder and connect them to treatment. Clare DiSalvo (Administration for Children and Families/Business Strategy Consultants) served as the moderator and Brent Orrell (ICF International) served as the discussant.

     

    Opioid use disorder disproportionately affects low-income populations and research suggests that it is a significant barrier to employment. This session provided an introduction to opioid use disorder and effective treatment strategies, present current research on the prevalence of the disorder among TANF recipients, and showcase one state’s efforts to identify TANF recipients and others struggling with the disorder and connect them to treatment. Clare DiSalvo (Administration for Children and Families/Business Strategy Consultants) served as the moderator and Brent Orrell (ICF International) served as the discussant.

     

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