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Combating Elder Abuse Remains Priority During COVID-19 Pandemic in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is taking a number of important precautions this year as the state recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).

Tennessee taking special steps to protect older adults while investigating cases of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation

Tennessee taking special steps to protect older adults while investigating cases of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation

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Tennessee makes changes to Child Support Guidelines

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is implementing revised child support guidelines this week that will help align all child support orders with changing family economics, improve the system for both custodial and noncustodial parents, and meet new federal requirements.

These are the first major changes to Tennessee’s child support guidelines since 2005.

Revised rules recognize the needs of low-income mothers and fathers and provide better support for incarcerated parents to fulfill their child support obligations.

Revised rules recognize the needs of low-income mothers and fathers and provide better support for incarcerated parents to fulfill their child support obligations.

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New Assistance Available for Victims of the April 12th Tornado

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is making new resources available to those with a financial need who were impacted by the April 12th, 2020 tornado disaster.

Beginning Wednesday, May 6th, 2020, individuals can apply for both Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) benefits and the Families First/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Emergency Cash Assistance program.

Families encouraged to apply for food and financial support while recovering from the disaster

Families encouraged to apply for food and financial support while recovering from the disaster

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Financial Aid Available for Certain Families That Lost Employment Due to Coronavirus

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is making essential financial resources available to families that have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.

Beginning today, Thursday, March 26th, 2020 at 10:00am CT, families can begin applying, online, for up to two months of emergency cash assistance if they were employed as of March 11th, 2020 and they’ve lost employment or at least 50% of their earned income as a result of the pandemic.

Emergency cash assistance applications are being accepted online for qualifying families that lost a job as a result of the pandemic state of emergency.

Emergency cash assistance applications are being accepted online for qualifying families that lost a job as a result of the pandemic state of emergency.

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Tennessee Department of Human Services begins In Person Services by Appointment Only, Monday

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is taking immediate steps to ensure access to critical services and benefits for customers while protecting the health of employees and the public in response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

After a careful analysis of foot traffic and the health and safety guidelines for coronavirus (COVID-19 provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Tennessee Department of Health, the TDHS has decided to move to appointment only for in person services beginning Monday, March 23rd, 2020.

Tennessee Department of Human Services Online and telephone services remain available to all Tennesseans.

Tennessee Department of Human Services Online and telephone services remain available to all Tennesseans.

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Tennessee Tipping the Scales Against Childhood Obesity

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is receiving recognition for new requirements designed to promote good health in state licensed child care agencies.

The National Resource Center (NRC) for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education cited those changes in a report https://nrckids.org/files/Final.ASHW.2018.Report_8.19.19.pdf ranking Tennessee’s regulations as the most supportive of obesity prevention in the country.  This is the first time Tennessee has topped the NRC’s annual report and it marks a substantial improvement from the state’s previous 39th ranking.

A new report ranks the state number one in the nation for child care licensing regulations that support healthy weight practices.

A new report ranks the state number one in the nation for child care licensing regulations that support healthy weight practices.

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Tennessee Landmarks this week to Light Up Green for Child Support Awareness Month

 

Clarksville’s RJ Corman Bridge, State Capitol Cupola, Liberty Bowl Stadium, and the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Tennessee are among those observing Child Support Awareness Month.

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – To symbolize Child Support Awareness Month and to recognize the positive impact the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) Child Support Program provides to strengthen families and children notable Tennessee landmarks and structures will be lit green this week.

RJ Corman Bridge in Clarksville. (David E. Smith)

RJ Corman Bridge in Clarksville. (David E. Smith)

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Tennessee Department of Human Services announces Incentives for Equal Access to Child Care

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN –  The second major change this year to help families participating in the Child Care Certificate Program access quality car has been announced by the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS). 

Child Care

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Tennessee Making Strides to Prevent Elder Abuse

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) has seen a noticeable drop in the recurrence of self-neglect for vulnerable adults since the creation of a Coordinated Community Response (CCR) to elder abuse three years ago.

The State is recognizing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by raising awareness of an important improvement in the problem of self-neglect.

The State is recognizing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by raising awareness of an important improvement in the problem of self-neglect.

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Tennessee Department of Human Services Looks to Grow Program Families Depend on for Meals

 

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Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN -The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is encouraging more organizations to become a sponsor of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) next year.

The CACFP is a federally funded program that provides needed meals to children and adults who meet age and income requirements. 

Efforts are underway to expand the reach of the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Efforts are underway to expand the reach of the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

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