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Helping Clients Move from Welfare to Work: Welfare Reform (TANF) for Addiction Professionals

Designed for counselors and other addiction professionals, this course provides information about working with clients who participate in welfare programs, especially clients who receive Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). It reviews welfare reform, the roles of treatment professionals in welfare, and the Federal requirements of the TANF program. It reviews several issues faced by treatment professionals who work with welfare clients. It provides tools to identify your State's welfare requirements and to track clients' progress through the welfare reform system.

Susan Weber, M.P.A., Child Welfare Expert, Danya International; Mim Landry, Senior Science Writer, Danya International.

This course is sponsored by the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center and was developed with funding from CSAT.

This activity has been approved by NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals for up to 1 credit hour under the Danya Institute’s Provider Number 309.

Audience: Counselors

Time: 1 hour

Cost: $20

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand your State's requirements regarding welfare reform and the TANF program

  • Help addiction treatment clients who participate in welfare reform and receive TANF

  • Track individual clients' progress through the welfare reform system
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