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California Department of Social Services

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Works: 671 works in 1,065 publications in 1 language and 9,745 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings 
Classifications: HV98.C3, 361.609794
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Welfare reform in California : state and county implementation of CalWORKs in the first year by Gail Zellman( )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 3,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes the implementation of California's Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program in its first two years. According to the CalWORKs welfare-to-work model, immediately following the approval of the aid application, nearly all recipients search for jobs in the context of Job Clubs. For those who do not find employment through job search, an intensive assessment and a sequence of activities follow, to identify and overcome barriers to employment. Implementation in most counties is proceeding more slowly than some observers had hoped, but about as fast as could realistically be expected. County welfare districts (CWDs) face the dual challenge of expanding their capacity to deal with the new, higher, steady-state workload that CalWORKs entails and handling the much larger one-time surge of old cases as they move through the system. Providing mandated support services--child care and transportation; education and training; and treatment for alcohol and substance abuse, mental health, and domestic abuse--has been a challenge for most CWDs. To cope with this expanded workload, they have made different capacity-building decisions. The slow pace movement through the system is worrisome, however, given the five-year lifetime limit that aid recipients face. Finally, those who have found jobs often do not earn enough to move them completely off aid and toward self-sufficiency. Additional post-employment services appear to be needed
Welfare reform in California : results of the 1998 all-county implementation survey by Patricia A Ebener( )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 2,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Statewide CalWORKs evaluation : an overview by Jacob Alex Klerman( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pursuant to legislation passed in August 1977, California is now in the process of reforming its welfare system. The new program, CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids), is a "work first" program that provides support services to move recipients from welfare to work and self-sufficiency, along with limiting the receipt of cash aid to 60 months in a recipient's lifetime. The reform legislation included a requirement for an independent evaluation of the new program. After an open and competitive bidding process, RAND was awarded that evaluation contract. This Documented Briefing provides an overview of the plans for the evaluation
Public welfare in California( )

in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California cares : child care and development services for children and families : phase III final report by Policy Analysis for California Education (Organization)( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluation of the SB 1041 reforms to California's CalWORKS Welfare-to-Work Program : findings regarding the initial policy implementation and outcomes( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The California Budget Act of 2012, through trailer Senate Bill (SB) 1041, contained significant reforms to the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program. CalWORKs is California's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, a central component of the safety net that provides cash aid for low-income families with children. The SB 1041 reforms to CalWORKs aim to engage participants in more-intensive work activities as early as possible, while also providing more flexibility in work activity options and increased incentives for work as participants move toward self-sufficiency. The California legislature included a provision in the bill for an independent evaluation to determine if SB 1041 is achieving its objectives and if there are any unintended consequences. Following the background and study design report, this first evaluation report provides initial findings from the process study based on the first wave of an online All-County Survey (ACS) and qualitative data from state-level interviews and interviews and focus groups conducted in six focal counties. Findings from the status and tracking studies are based on analysis of state administrative data. Initial insights on participant outcomes in terms of welfare use and employment are explored with state administrative data and nationally representative data from the Current Population Survey. Future reports will be based on further qualitative and quantitative data collection, including a second wave of the ACS, additional interviews and focus groups in the focal counties, both state- and county-level administrative data, and the first wave of the California Socioeconomic Survey."--Publisher website
A characteristics survey on social and economic characteristics of families receiving aid( )

in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California Policy Summit on Kinship Care summary report by California Policy Summit on Kinship Care( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family homes certified and used by licensed foster family agencies( )

in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fraud investigation report( )

in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adoptions in California, agency, independent, intercountry( )

in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child abuse reporting-- and you : what happens when a report is made?( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the issues and characteristics of the homeless population in California by California( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foster family homes : manual of policies and procedures by California( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elder and dependent adult abuse and adult protective services in California( )

in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manual of policies and procedures by California( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dependent adult and elder abuse : report to the legislature by California( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The assimilation and acculturation of Indochinese children into American culture by Arthur A Ellis( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document, published by the Office of Refugee Services, Department of Social Services, describes a study of the cultural conflicts and other difficulties experienced by Indochinese children and their families during their assimilation into the North American culture. Following an introductory overview of the study's objectives and methodology, Chapter I provides the major conclusions drawn from the study and discusses major future salient issues or important unresolved problems. Salient issues are discussed in terms of refugee children and their families, human services/welfare dependency, the performance of voluntary agencies, and federal management, policies, and programs. In order to gain some perspective on how difficult it is for Indochinese children to adjust to American culture, several key elements of the environment in their native countries are discussed in Chapter ii. Cross-cultural differences and the resulting cultural conflicts for the children, as gleaned from the literature, are also described in Chapter ii, along with the rationale, method, and findings of a survey conducted with Indochinese refugees. Finally, the conditions surrounding the refugees' departure from their native countries, the time spent in refugee camps, resettlement in the United States, problems and conflicts of the new arrivals, the programs designed to ameliorate these problems, and the characteristics of refugees receiving assistance are discussed in Chapter iii. Copies of the questionnaires used to generate information concerning Indochinese children's problems and education are appended. (Author/MP)
 
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Administrative agencies--Auditing Aid to families with dependent children programs Auditing California California.--Agricultural Labor Relations Board California.--Board of Prison Terms California.--Department of Aging California.--Department of Corrections California.--Department of Health Services California.--Department of Housing and Community Development California.--Department of Mental Health California.--Department of Rehabilitation California.--Department of Social Services California.--Department of Transportation California.--Employment Development Department California.--Fish and Game Commission California.--Military Department California.--State Board of Education California.--Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board California.--Workers' Compensation Appeals Board California.--Youthful Offender Parole Board California Community Colleges.--Board of Governors California Energy Commission California Horse Racing Board California State Lottery Commission California State University.--Board of Trustees California Transportation Commission California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (Program) Child care services Children--Services for Child welfare Employees Employees--Salaries, etc Evaluation research (Social action programs) Family services Family services--Government policy Food stamps Foster home care Foster home care--Law and legislation Labor Older people--Abuse of Public welfare Public welfare administration Social policy Social service University of California (System).--Regents Welfare fraud investigation Welfare recipients Welfare recipients--Employment Welfare recipients--Services for
Welfare reform in California : results of the 1998 all-county implementation survey
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Welfare reform in California : results of the 1998 all-county implementation surveyStatewide CalWORKs evaluation : an overview