An Overview of Assistance Programs, Resources and Economic Supports for Child Welfare Staff
This teleconference provides child welfare staff, especially those who focus on child only cases, a foundation for a more comprehensive understanding of the temporary assistance system. This includes an overview of the eligibility criteria, application process and requirements for temporary assistance, food stamps, transitional benefits (MA, FS, Child Care Subsidy) and other supportive programs administered by OTDA. Specific resources for referrals that would benefit the non-parent caregivers are reviewed.
As a result of this teleconference child welfare workers will be able to:
- Understand the OTDA mission,
- Describe relevant NYS eligibility programs,
- List some of eligibility criteria for the major OTDA programs,
- List the resources available for non-kinship caregivers,
- Recognize the challenges faced by child welfare staff when working within the Temporary Assistance system.
Trish Geary, moderator and Peter Kircher and Rachel Briedster, Department of Temporary Assistance Training, Professional Development Program.
Approximately 100 minutes