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Public Partnerships (PPL), CARE team up for $500,000 donation to frontline coronavirus workers in N.J.

Frontline in-home workers who provide care and assistance for some of New Jersey’s most vulnerable residents, the elderly, the developmentally disabled and military veterans will receive a special “thank you” gift to provide some relief from the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic.

18. May 2020
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    Bridging gaps between employers, job seekers through tech apprenticeship

    An unfortunate reality of today’s job market is that IT workers are in short supply while millions of people are underemployed or unemployed. Tech apprenticeship programs offer an effective—and mutually beneficial—approach to bridging the gap between employers and IT job seekers, according to a new LinkedIn article by Public Consulting Group’s (PCG’s) Uri Shatten.

    • 30. September 2020
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    Rebalancing Child Welfare Services through Line Item Transferability

    In 2018, Congress passed the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), expanding federal funding for evidence-based prevention services and limiting federal funding for congregate care placements. FFPSA aims to rebalance the system toward more prevention and preservation, and away from foster care and congregate care when possible. While a handful of states have already implemented the act, most are still in planning stages.

    • 17. July 2020
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    TANF and SNAP Flexibility During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The estimated economic impacts of the COVID-19 emergency are staggering—millions of Americans are out of work or experiencing a decrease in hours. Thousands of businesses are shuttered and some may never reopen. Over 16 million new people have applied for unemployment since March, roughly half of the number of claims filed during 2008’s Great Recession.

    • 14. May 2020
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    Using Data to Select the Right Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs)

    The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) includes expanded federal funding for evidence-based  prevention services through Title IV-E for: Mental health prevention and treatment, Substance use disorder prevention and treatment provided by a qualified clinician, In-home parent skill-based programs, including parenting skills training, parent education, and individual or family counseling.

    • 12. May 2020