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Improving Employment Outcomes: Using Innovative Goal-Oriented Strategies in TANF Programs
OPRE Report #2019-40
Publisher: Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Feb 28, 2019
- Science-informed, goal-oriented strategies can require time and effort to integrate into the service environment.
- Strong “champions” at all levels of the organization can be critical to the success of interventions focused on self-regulation and goal-achievement.
- The purpose of and rationale behind the new tools and processes should be made clear for staff.
- More specific and tailored guidance is needed on how to use interventions focused on self-regulation and goal achievement with participants who are in crisis.
- Using a systematic, analytic process like a LI2 can pay off by helping programs uncover “sticking points” in implementation, reinforce desired behaviors among staff, and foster staff buy-in.