Employment and Training Services for Adults
Resources on employment and training services for adults. Such services can assist parents and caregivers in building job skills and readiness, finding and maintaining employment, and achieving job stability. Resources include State and local examples.
Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse
Connects research to policy and practice and is designed to enhance collaboration and partnerships among researchers, policymakers, and practitioners representing cross-disciplinary areas.
Building Assets Building Stronger Families: A Guide for Combining Asset Building With Family-Strengthening and Healthy Marriage Services
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2008)
Presents an overview of asset building and a series of 50 training modules for family-focused programs to showcase the profound connection between economic security and strong families.
Does Coordinated Care Management Improve Employment for Substance-Using Welfare Recipients?
Morgenstern, Hogue, Dauber, Dasaro, & McKay
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 70(6), 2009
Evaluates whether coordinated care management, a continuity of care intervention for substance-use disorders, improved employment among men and women on public assistance compared with usual welfare management. Substance use, treatment attendance, job training and search activities, and employment outcomes were assessed for 1 year after baseline.
Information and Resources: Shared Family Care
National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center (2007)
Includes program, policy, evaluation materials, background materials, program guidelines and manuals, policy materials, mentor recruitment/training material, mentee assessment, and general program material to assist workers help families achieve permanency for their children and move toward self-sufficiency.
An Integrated Approach to Fostering Family Economic Success: How Three Model Sites Are Implementing the Center for Working Families Approach (PDF - 306 KB)
Annie E. Casey Foundation (2010)
Explains the Center for Working Family (CWF) approach as a set of focused services in three overlapping areas: employment, benefits and work supports, and financial services, and describes the implementation of the CWF approach in three organizations.
Programs That Work: Parents' Fair Share
Promising Practices Network (2007)
Provides an overview of the Parents' Fair Share (PFS) demonstration program. Designed as an alternative to standard child support enforcement, the program offered services in four areas: employment and training, modified child-support enforcement, peer support, and voluntary mediation services with the custodial parent.
Sample Logic Model: Women's Training and Employment Program (PDF - 133 KB)
Innovation Network (2005)
Presents a sample logic model for determining key components of developing a training and employment program for women that will result in greater economic self-sufficiency.
State and local examples
Human Services in Montgomery County, Ohio: Service Integration Writ Large (PDF - 158 KB)
Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government (2002)
Support services for at-risk families are provided through neighborhood-based collaboratives that offer assistance such as family crisis intervention, family life education, and juvenile justice intervention.
PARENT Program: People Achieving Responsibility Through Education, Nurturing and Training
Center for Policy Research (2003)
Implemented in Larimer County, Colorado, to equip noncustodial parents to support their children emotionally and financially. Services include parenting skills education, employment assistance, case management, and referral.