Technical Assistance

Technical assistance (TA) is the process of providing targeted support to an organization with a development need or problem (Compassion Capital Fund [CCF] National Resource Center, 2010). 


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 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides grant funds to states and territories to provide families with financial assistance and related support services. State-administered programs may include child care assistance, job preparation, and work assistance.


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Trauma Informed Collaborations for Families with Young Children (BPHC)

A trauma-informed child and family service system is one in which all parties involved recognize and respond to the impact of traumatic stress on those who have contact with the system including children, caregivers, and service providers. 


Programs and agencies within such a system infuse and sustain trauma awareness, knowledge, and skills into their organizational cultures, practices, and policies. They act in collaboration with all those who are involved with the child, using the best avail- able science, to maximize physical and psychological safety, facilitate the recovery of the child and family, and support their ability to thrive.


Learn more: https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources//what_is_a_trauma_informed_child_family_service_system.pdf 


Therapeutic Mentor (CBHI)

Therapeutic Mentoring (TM) Services are provided to youth (under the age of 21) in any setting where the youth resides, such as the home (including foster homes and therapeutic foster homes) and other community setting such as a school, child care centers, respite settings, and other culturally and linguistically appropriate community settings. 


Therapeutic Mentoring offers structured, one-to-one, strength-based support services between a therapeutic mentor and a youth for the purpose of addressing daily living, social, and communication needs.


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 Therapeutic Training & Support (CBHI)

The Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) is the system of state-funded behavioral health services for children, youth and their families created by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in response to the Rosie D. class-action lawsuit on behalf of children with serious emotional disturbance.


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Universal Preschool

The Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) is a special early childhood program established by the New York State Education Department and contracted by School Districtsto provide an early learning experience for children who will be four years old by December 1, 2021.


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United States Department of Agriculture 

The USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management. 


The USDA vision is to provide economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve our Nation’s natural resources through conservation, restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.


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Women Infants and Children Special Supplemental Food Program

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children – better known as the WIC program – serves to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating including breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care.


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