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Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: prevent, abuse, strengthen, families, partnerships, private, kids, safe, exploring, public, keeping
Number of Pages: 166
Published: 1992-01-01
ISBN-10: 1568062079
ISBN-13: 9781568062075

Spotlights specific efforts to promote and strengthen families. Explores the federal role in converting social welfare programs into family investment programs to prevent abuse and preserve families. Hearings before Congress. 12 witnesses including representatives from: National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse, William Penn Foundation, Hawaii Family Stress Center, Families First and many more.

Author: Clarita A. Mrena
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: number, families, affected, policies, sanction, reform, state, welfare
Number of Pages: 64
Published: 2000-10-01
ISBN-10: 0756705894
ISBN-13: 9780756705893

Temp. Assist. for Needy Families (TANF) provided block grants to states, giving them increased flexibility to determine how they will meet program goals. Most families who receive TANF must assume responsibility for achieving self-sufficiency by participating in work activities. This report provides info. on: state sanction policies under TANF; state procedures to reconcile noncompliance before imposing sanctions and state policies on families' right to appeal sanctions; the number of benefit reductions and terminations that results from sanctions; and state studies of families whose benefits

Author: Martha Burt
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: families, homeless, housing, transitional, life
Number of Pages: 291
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437936636
ISBN-13: 9781437936636

Given the significant investment HUD has made in transitional housing (TH) programs since enactment of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assist. Act, it is important to evaluate the effectiveness of these programs. TH has been an important element of HUDżs efforts to respond to the housing needs of homeless families and individuals through a continuum of care. This study examines whether TH makes a difference in the lives of the families it serves and whether it is more effective for some homeless people than others. This study follows 179 families in 36 TH programs within five communities for one

Author: Kay E. Brown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: families, program, changes, monitoring, congressional, testimony, caseload, assistance, needy, implications, temporary
Number of Pages: 23
ISBN-10: 1437939910
ISBN-13: 9781437939910

Author: Andrew Sherrill
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: local, contracting, strengthened, state, oversight, reform, federal, welfare
Number of Pages: 60
Published: 2001-01-01
ISBN-10: 0756733960
ISBN-13: 9780756733964

The Personal Responsibility & Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 dramatically changed the nation's cash assistance program for needy families with children. It replaced the former program, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, with the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant, which provides states with $16.5 bill. each year through 2002 to serve this pop'n. TANF's goals include ending the dependence of needy families on gov't. benefits by promoting job preparation, work, & marriage; preventing & reducing the incidence of non-marital pregnancies; & encouraging 2-p

Author: Barry Leonard
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: start, learning, community, head, guides, families, crisis, training, supporting
Number of Pages: 139
Published: 2009-05
ISBN-10: 1437912141
ISBN-13: 9781437912142

Natural disasters, illness, layoffs, shootings, and family violence are events experienced by families. In many of these highly stressful or traumatic situations, the lives of families are disrupted and basic family responsibilities may not be met. Head Start staff throughout the country report the growing and complex needs of the children and families they serve. This guide offers Head Start staff training on how to prevent, identify, and respond to family crises in ways that can build resiliency in families. Focuses on the skills of crisis prevention and intervention. Examines issues of fami

Author: Katharine Bradbury
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: new, reprint, england, economic, review, marriages, mobility, market, labor, involvement, family, income, womens
Number of Pages: 34
Published: 2009-02-01
ISBN-10: 1437902901
ISBN-13: 9781437902907

Examines three decades of data on the relationship between womenżs labor market activity and the income mobility of families that lose a spouse through death, divorce, or separation. Wivesż labor market activity acts as partial insurance for women and their families against the negative economic consequences of marital dissolution. However, while women who lose their husbands increase their earnings significantly, the number of upwardly mobile families is quite small, and a majority of families actually move down. In addition, they do less well in successive decades. These findings imply tha
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