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Kentucky’s Targeted Assessment Program

Kentucky’s Targeted Assessment Program is an innovative model for assisting low-income women by placing human services professionals in public assistance and child welfare offices to provide support services and promote integrated service delivery. Through a participant-centered, strengths-based approach, TAP identifies and focuses on decreasing and eliminating individual participant and broad systemic barriers to self-sufficiency using comprehensive assessment, pretreatment services, motivational interviewing, intensive case management, service coordination, and persistent follow-up services. At every level, TAP initiates collaboration and sharing of expertise.

Helping Low-Income Mothers Overcome Multiple Barriers to Self-Sufficiency: Strategies and Implications for Human Services Professionals
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University of Kentucky Targeted Assessment Program Summary

Kentucky’s Targeted Assessment Program Presentation