ERIC Number: ED451415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Screening and Assessment for Physical and Mental Health Issues That Impact TANF Recipients' Ability To Work.
Kramer, Fredrica D.
Issue Notes, v5 n3 Feb 2001
This document examines screening and assessment for physical and mental health conditions that impact Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients' ability to work. The document begins by defining screening and assessment and discussing their relevance for agencies serving TANF recipients. The next section answers policy questions pertaining to the following assessment-related issues: (1) objectives of screening and assessing for disabilities; (2) the best uses of exemptions or deferments; (3) TANF agencies' responsibilities to screen for disabilities; (4) kinds of disabilities that should be considered in screening and assessment; (5) appropriate times for screening; (6) appropriate screening tools for TANF settings and for use by frontline TANF staff; (7) ways TANF agencies can use outside experts to screen/assess TANF clients; (8) systematic administrative processes that can support individual screening techniques; (9) work assignments and workplace accommodations that can be considered for TANF recipients with physical or mental health issues; and (10) considerations in sharing information with employers. Pertinent research findings are presented along with profiles of innovative programs in Maine, Vermont, Maryland, Florida, Missouri, Oregon, and Tennessee. Concluding the document are the addresses (including World Wide Web sites, when available) of 9 resource contacts and sources for 24 publications. (MN)
Descriptors: Adults, Agency Role, Case Studies, Civil Rights Legislation, Consultants, Definitions, Disabilities, Employment Potential, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Evaluation Utilization, Federal Legislation, Guidelines, Influences, Information Dissemination, Innovation, Job Placement, Literature Reviews, Mental Health, Physical Health, Screening Tests, Social Science Research, Systems Approach, Test Selection, Test Use, Welfare Recipients
For full text: http://www.welfareinfo.org/physicalandmentalissuenote.htm.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.; Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Welfare Information Network, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Florida; Maine; Maryland; Missouri; Oregon; Tennessee; Vermont
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families