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Distribution in Tribal IV-D Cases, Trainers Guide and Participant Guide

IM-06-04

Published: September 18, 2006
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies, Tribal Child Support Agencies
Topics:
Case Management, Collections/Distribution/State Disbursement Unit (SDU)
Types:
Policy, Information Memorandums (IM)

INFORMATION MEMORANDUM

IM-06-04

ATTACHMENT: Child Support Distribution in Tribal IV-D Cases, Trainer's Guide, Participant's Guide, Handouts and PowerPoint Presentations

DATE: September 18, 2006

TO: STATE AND TRIBAL AGENCIES ADMINISTERING CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT PLANS UNDER TITLE IV-D OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT, TRIBES DEVELOPING IV-D PROGRAMS WITH START-UP FUNDING, AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES

SUBJECT: Child Support Distribution in Tribal IV-D Cases, Trainers Guide and Participant Guide

The final rule for Tribal Child Support Enforcement Programs was published in the Federal Register on March 30, 2004 (69 FR 16638) implementing section 455(f) of the Social Security Act. The rule sets forth the requirements and related provisions, and provides guidance to Tribes and Tribal organizations on how to apply for and, upon approval, receive direct funding for the operation of Tribal IV-D programs. One of the requirements contained in the rule relates to the distribution of child support collections.

This training curriculum contains both a Trainer's Guide and a Participant's Guide. Both are available on our website. In addition, power point presentations and handouts that accompany the training are available on our website at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/css/resource/child-support-di...

The training consists of 6 modules. These modules are:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Tribal Child Support Distribution
  • Module 2: Tribal TANF and the Assignment of Child Support
  • Module 3: Tribal IV-D Child Support Distribution
  • Module 4: Coordinating Tribal Child Support Distribution with Tribal TANF and Kinship Care Programs
  • Module 5: Tribal Child Support Distribution Case Studies
  • Module 6: Tribal Child Support Distribution Policy Options

This training is designed as a one-day course and will give participants a base knowledge in Tribal IV-D distribution. This is interactive training and includes trainers' notes as well as a game.

The target audience for this training includes start-up Tribal IV-D programs and comprehensive Tribal IV-D program staff, Tribal caseworkers, members of the National Tribal Child Support Association and anyone who is interested in learning about Tribal distribution.

This is one of many training tools that we are making available to the Tribal IV-D community. I hope you find it useful.

Margot Bean
Commissioner
Office of Child Support Enforcement

CC:Regional Administrators
Regional Program Managers