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Healthy Families

The NJ Healthy Families - TANF Initiative for Parents (TIP) was born out of the Child Welfare Reform effort, to help new parents with children under 12 months old who are on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) improve their parenting skills and encourage their child's well-being and healthy development.

TIP offers parents the opportunity to choose between having a TIP representative come directly to their home to work one-on-one with them or participating in community sessions at their local One-Stop Career Center. Or they can choose a combination of the two.

Through its extended support network, TIP creates a training plan that best suits each parent's situation, providing them with guidance on good nutrition, available medical and child care services, resume writing, job interview skills and more. Parents are also given the opportunity to share their experiences with families like themselves and are referred to other services they may need.

> The NJ Healthy Families - TIP brochure (pdf format) 
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