Study of Coordination of Tribal TANF and Child Welfare Services: Final Report

Published: June 23, 2016
Topics:
Abuse, Neglect, Adoption & Foster Care, Child Care, Early Head Start, Youth Services, Head Start, Home Visiting
Projects:
Study of Coordination of Tribal TANF and Child Welfare Services Grants, 2011-2016 | Learn more about this project
Types:
Reports

This report details 14 tribes and tribal organizations’ implementation of service coordination efforts across Tribal TANF and child welfare services. It describes the tribes and tribal organizations, explores their journeys to strengthen tribal families, identifies project facilitators and challenges, and shares lessons learned.

Despite challenges, the tribes and tribal organizations showed that they could effectively coordinate culturally-relevant services across Tribal TANF and child welfare programs. They pooled scarce human and material resources, shared expertise, reduced duplication, expanded services, and attended to the economic needs and well-being of families.

Last Reviewed: April 29, 2019