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The SSRC Library allows visitors to access materials related to self-sufficiency programs, practice and research. Visitors can view common search terms, conduct a keyword search or create a custom search using any combination of the filters at the left side of this page. To conduct a keyword search, type a term or combination of terms into the search box below, select whether you want to search the exact phrase or the words in any order, and click on the blue button to the right of the search box to view relevant results.

Writing a paper? Working on a literature review? Citing research in a funding proposal? Use the SSRC Citation Assistance Tool to compile citations.

  • Conduct a search and filter parameters as desired.
  • "Check" the box next to the resources for which you would like a citation.
  • Select "Download Selected Citation" at the top of the Library Search Page.
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The SSRC Library includes resources which may be available only via journal subscription. The SSRC may be able to provide users without subscription access to a particular journal with a single use copy of the full text.  Please email the SSRC with your request.

The SSRC Library collection is constantly growing and new research is added regularly. We welcome our users to submit a library item to help us grow our collection in response to your needs.


  • Individual Author: Faulkner, Audrey O.; Cosgrove, Mary; Jardine, Dena R.; Scott, Doreen; Maier, Myrna; Tillman, Lori
    Reference Type: Journal Article
    Year: 2001

    This article discusses innovative practices developed jointly by the Larimer County, Colorado, Department of Health and Human Services and the Larimer County Workforce Center to assist TANF participants on their journey to enhanced self-sufficiency. Innovations included a system-wide problem-solving team, an intensive intervention strategy to prevent sanctioning of TANF participants, a program to enable non-custodial fathers to provide their children with financial and emotional support; and a car donation program partnered with a community agency. A systems approach adopted by county professionals, progressive political leadership and a woman-centered problem analysis contributed to an innovative climate and successful strategies for change.(author abstract)

    This article discusses innovative practices developed jointly by the Larimer County, Colorado, Department of Health and Human Services and the Larimer County Workforce Center to assist TANF participants on their journey to enhanced self-sufficiency. Innovations included a system-wide problem-solving team, an intensive intervention strategy to prevent sanctioning of TANF participants, a program to enable non-custodial fathers to provide their children with financial and emotional support; and a car donation program partnered with a community agency. A systems approach adopted by county professionals, progressive political leadership and a woman-centered problem analysis contributed to an innovative climate and successful strategies for change.(author abstract)