Successful Collaborations Between Child Support and TANF Programs
Okay, good afternoon everyone. We are sorry for the technical difficulties when we were getting ready to start this webinar. This is the â€œSuccessful Collaborations Between Child Support and TANF Programsâ€� and we have our moderator Carol Mizoguchi. There will be a QA session. You can put your question and answer into the box in the lower righthand corner and they will be answered at the end of the webinar. I am now going to go ahead and turn it over to Carol.
Good afternoon and thanks for joining today’s webinar. And I would also like to just apologize for the delay and thank everyone for their patience. Today, the webinar is on Successful Collaborations Between Child Support and TANF Programs. We’re very, very happy to have a wonderful slate of expert presenters to discuss this important topic with you today. This webinar offers us an opportunity to share promising practices around strategies for successfully collaborating between Child Support and TANF programs in order to operationalize collaborations within states and provide more integrative holistic support for low income.
Families. The benefits of such interagency collaboration include increased reliable Child Support payments among unemployed or underemployed noncustodial parents; coordinated services to help noncustodial parents overcome employment barriers; enhanced child and family wellbeing; better use of scarce resources; and decreased public costs. Child Support and TANF programs share many of the same clients, specifically those who are unemployed, underemployed, or have barriers to employment. In this webinar, state programs will share processes for establishing and maintaining.
Effective collaborations with key partners, enhance services to incentivize participation and completion, recruitment and retention strategies, and other lessons learned. Our learning objectives for today include: understand benefits of interagency collaborations between Child Support and TANF programs; identify support available to create and maintain Child SupportTANF interagency collaboration; describe ways to initiate and operationalize the inner agency collaborations; and then, finally, list strategies to encourage engagement, family stability, employment, and retention. We’re very fortunate to have dynamic speakers who will be guiding our conversation today.
About successful collaborations between Child Support and TANF programs. Throughout the presentation, you will have an opportunity to ask questions through the chat box in the bottom left corner of your screen. We encourage you to actively participate and ask questions during the town hall segment of this webinar and, if your question is for a specific presenter or program, please be sure to specify that. If we do not get around to everyone’s questions, we will provide QA that will appear on the Peer TA website, along with the transcript and audio recording of today’s webinar.
During the webinar, there will also be a series of polling questions that will appear on your screen. Please answer each by clicking on the radio button next to your selected response. Doing so will not only help us guide the discussion, but it will also share additional information that may inform your practice. We will first hear from Chris Traver. Chris is the Acting Director for the Division of Data and Improvement in the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration.
For Children and Families. Mr. Traver serves as the acting director and he manages a dedicated team of subject matter experts, expanding the number of unique initiatives with the common goal of improving the collection, management, sharing, and analysis of data programs. He is also responsible for an agencywide interoperability initiative to build integrated Human Services systems that are capable of robust data sharing, support increased collaboration, and facilitate harmonized policies and processes. Other *** (unclear 5:01) the national information exchange model in fostering multidisciplinary.
NonBiological Lesbian Mother Gets Same Rights as Birth Mother
We have a story from kansas and the supreme court there for all that and not in biological lesbian mother has the same rights parenting rights as a birth mother this came in the case of kelly gold chaal she lifted her ex partner marcy frazier’s visitation rights to their children on the grounds that she is the biological mother of the children and only she deserves those rights.
Well the supreme court thought otherwise ten role that date she does get the same rights as a parent police biological first look at that terry here so there was a lesbian couple in one of them was artificially impregnated s and then decided since or contracts or parental contractor that they’re both parents of the uh. the kids as long as it together.
Sometime later they split up and the biological mom said no no no she didn’t have anne writes to these cases are mine and they’re not hers and the kansas state supreme court of all places in the way lesbian moms whether it’s bill the biological mom or not the biological mom has preparator acting as a meeting and i can walk first by police were you uh. i think it’s a great decision.
And i’m surprised that it has a sweet good for kansas americas from this is based on the college of design someone on a limb i don’t have it directly my head which states are uh. allowing gay marriage because then i can tell you that i don’t have taken the position is that not all of this in that as the date of respect that relationship to form a from a status but they decided projects of their lives up to go buy the book on that particular.
Bluegreen the mood for it i think it’s a go of course it’s great to hear so i actually don’t know if arm base on the market or or or that i read on this if the decision was based on the contractual relationship war the parental issue but living in the same household are left in that in this a combination of the two but you make a good point j repeated have a contract what what happened to me.
I wanted to uh. and of pride and recognize you know i think it would not let me tell you how you access from a legal standpoint i mean i don’t see why financed by might not have the right of children don’t deserve it but their parents just because my hands a lesbian was not grandmother it sounds like none of the guns came on as far as saying you know i’m beginning to get out.
Immoral what we see is minuet you relationships when as soon as the the divorce or break up in his kids then people start using other of dysfunctional harmful to the child although surrounding events come into play here is just using it well.