Research Brief: Trauma-Informed TANF: A Radomized Controlled Trial with Two-Generation Impact

Overview

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program has limited success in building self-sufficiency, and it rarely addresses exposure to trauma as a barrier to employment. Many TANF recipients have a work-limiting health condition, and high rates of exposure to violence and adversity in their families and communities. These hardships are closely linked to depression, cardiovascular disease, poor cognitive functioning, and food insecurity, which in turn hinder work prospects and stable income. This research brief describes how the Building Wealth and Health Network (The Network) addresses this through combining financial empowerment, trauma-informed peer support, and matched savings to more effectively support TANF participants and their

Details

Type: 
Research Briefs
Authors: 
Chilton M, Bloom S, Falguni P
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Date:
01/01/2018