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Child Welfare and TANF Reauthorization

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Publication Date: February 2002

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Rutledge Q. Hutson

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Type: Other

Coverage: United States


This presentation highlights what we do know about the impact of TANF on child welfare, including a review of impacts on: the incidence of child maltreatment; the funding available for child welfare services; the coordination child welfare and TANF services; and the services and supports available to kinship caregivers. The presentation concludes with a set of recommendations for TANF Reauthorization.