Welfare Reform for Addiction Professionals

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HELPING CLIENTS MOVE FROM WELFARE TO WORK:
WELFARE REFORM (TANF) FOR ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS

Why Should I Take This Course?

  • Many addiction treatment professionals provide services to individuals who are poor and need social services and employment. Many addiction treatment professionals have clients who either participate in welfare programs, could benefit from participating in welfare programs, or who will soon be forced to transition from welfare to work.


  • Many substance abuse professionals have not received adequate information about welfare and welfare-to-work programs. Many substance abuse professionals do not recognize the significant impact of welfare reform and welfare-to-work requirements on their clients.


  • As a result, they lack the basic information required to help clients become aware of available services, navigate the welfare system, and prepare for welfare-to-work transitions.


  • By learning about the principles and processes of the welfare system and about welfare reform, substance abuse professionals can help their clients by decreasing clients' barriers to needed services and increasing clients' ability to find and sustain work.

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