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Family Employment Program (FEP) Refocus Study of Utah

In fall 2018, the Social Research Institute (SRI) of the University of Utah’s College of Social Work once again partnered with Utah’s Department of Workforce Services (DWS) to conduct follow-up study of new Family Employment Program (FEP) participants beginning their experience with cash assistance, following a significant refocusing of the FEP program.

The purpose of the study was to:

  1. Provide information regarding basic demographics, attitudes, employment supports and barriers, and experiences with DWS,
  2. Explore the relationship between challenges in adult activities and childhood adversity and trauma, and
  3. Investigate differences between this cohort and the previous two FEP Study cohorts which had engaged had engaged in identical studies in 2006 and 2012. 

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Last Updated: 12/12/23