ERIC Number: ED449273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
Steps to Success: Helping Women with Alcohol and Drug Problems Move from Welfare to Work.
This report helps state and local decision makers understand the range of services ordinarily needed and provided in alcohol and drug treatment programs serving women and families receiving welfare and how those services support the goals of welfare reform. The model programs profiled here tend to the needs of women on welfare and their families through a comprehensive array of health, social, treatment, education, and employment training services. The report describes: "Welfare as We Know It Now"; "Women, Addiction, and Treatment"; "Critical Components of Alcohol and Drug Treatment for Women; "Model Programs: Results"; "Barriers to Treatment for Women with Children"; "Recommendations"; and "Work Models That Work." The report profiles seven individual model programs in California, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, New York, and Ohio. Nine appendixes present data on these state programs: state decisions on the ban of TANF and Food Stamps for individuals convicted of drug felonies; state decisions on screening and testing welfare recipients for alcohol and drug problems; programs profiled by state; matrix of information domains explored; survey instrument; program funding sources; welfare client profiles by program; key aspects of state welfare policies toward recipients with alcohol and drug problems; and sample general treatment admission criteria. (SM)
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Children, Drug Education, Family Programs, Females, Health Promotion, Job Training, Social Services, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Legal Action Center, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California; Florida; Illinois; Maine; Maryland; New York; Ohio