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Public Welfare back issues
January 1, 1998... An estimated 60 to 75 percent of people who are chemically dependent are also mentally ill. Left untreated, mental illness can sabotage individuals' attempts to stop using drugs and alcohol - a critical fact that is often overlooked in efforts to treat chemical dependency. (Some individuals do...
A Look at Life after Welfare
January 1, 1998... A new study in Maryland gives preliminary data on why families leave the welfare rolls and the types of employment they are likely to find when they do. The often rancorous debate on the pros and cons of welfare reform is now just a footnote for the history books: Welfare policy has been...
FamilyWorks: Substance Abuse Treatment and Welfare Reform
January 1, 1998... The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University is developing an intervention strategy tailored to meet the needs of substance-abusing mothers receiving cash assistance. The author would like to acknowledge several people involved in the development of the FamilyWorks...
The Voices of Welfare Reform
January 1, 1998... Welfare recipients give their input on ways that human service departments can help substance-abusing clients reach self-sufficiency and sobriety. The authors performed this study under a contract with the Office of Policy and Planning in the New Jersey Department of Human Services through a...
Children at the Crossroads
January 1, 1998... Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, child welfare, and alcohol and other drug treatment agencies must collaborate to meet the goals of welfare reform and to ensure the well-being of children standing at the intersection of the three systems. There is growing evidence of an overlap among...