Three peer-reviewed articles describe the effects of MH/AOD and DV among CalWORKs participants in Kern County and Stanislaus County. These are the only reports in which findings from all three years of the research interviews are included.
Here are the citations:
Meisel, J., Chandler, D., & Rienzi, B. (2003). Domestic violence prevalence and effects on employment in two California TANF populations. Violence Against Women, 9(10), 1191-1213.
Chandler, D., Meisel, J., Jordan, P., Rienzi, B. M., & Goodwin, S. N. (2004). Substance abuse, employment and welfare tenure. Social Service Review, 78(4), 628-651.
Chandler, D., Meisel, J., Jordan, P., Rienzi, B. M., & Goodwin, S. N. (2005). Mental health, employment and welfare tenure. Journal of Community Psychology, Forthcoming.
Click on the links below to view pre-publication drafts of these articles.
Earlier reports regarding different aspects of the two-county study
The report cover is also available as a separate download.
Six County Study on Best and Promising Practices