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12:00p ET - Thur., Oct. 24

The Family First Act: Beginning Implementation

The FFPSA helps to prevent abuse and neglect by expanding the child welfare system’s focus and resources with supportive services that recognize the critical role families play in ensuring the safety and well-being of children. It supports evidence-based prevention efforts for mental health and substance abuse prevention, as well as treatment services and in-home parent skill-based services that narrows the number of children and families who enter the child welfare system. The official start date for this new law is October 1, 2019. 

2:00p ET - Tues., Oct. 22

Helping Grandfamilies Impacted by Opioids and Other Substance Use 

Join Generations United for an informative webinar on the impact of opioids and other substance use on grandfamilies, along with tools to help the families. Hear directly from members of grandfamilies who will share their challenges and strengths. Explore the latest statistics, resources for grandfamilies and those who directly serve them, and policy and program solutions.

6:00p ET - Tues., Oct. 22

NFYAPC: Youth & Alumni Priorities on Preventing Unnecessary Removal of Children from their Families 

In this webinar, National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council will discuss the priorities and opportunities for engagement, including: 5 priorities, echoing recommendations from the Council's 2017 Prevention Priority and highlighting new opportunities presented by Family First and moving towards a 21st Century Child Welfare System.

2:00p ET - Wed., Oct. 30

How the Family First Act may affect Child Welfare Financing

Child Trends and the American Public Human Services Association will host a webinar on October 30th at 2 p.m. ET to highlight how the Family First Act may impact child welfare agency spending on services for children and families. Researchers will discuss child welfare agency spending in 2016 on preventive services, family foster care, and congregate care, as well as challenges to tracking spending on evidence-based practices and the ways in which spending patterns may change with the implementation of the Family First Act.

Thurs., Oct. 31

Public Call for Programs & Services for the Clearinghouse

The Clearinghouse requests that members of the public offer recommendations of mental health, substance abuse, in-home parent skill-based, and kinship navigator programs to be reviewed. Selected programs will be evaluated to determine whether they meet evidentiary standards to receive reimbursement through the Title IV-E Prevention Program.

Archived events

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1:30p ET - Tues., Aug. 13

Partnering With Families and Youth to Shift System Culture

Learn critical strategies for building an organizational culture that supports family engagement at all levels and the leadership characteristics essential to sustaining it.

3:00p ET - Thurs, Aug. 8

State and Regional Strengthening Families Implementation in Kentucky

Join the Center for the Study of Social Policy to learn about how state and local efforts are being coordinated through Kentucky Strengthening Families (KYSF). Hear from state and local leaders about their implementation strategies at different levels and how their regional approach has invigorated Strengthening Families implementation around the state in the past year.

12:30p ET - Tues, Aug. 6

Developing a Collaborative Service Array to Support a Family-Centered Approach

Explore how you can create an agency culture that partners effectively with families, community organizations, service providers, and other stakeholders to improve service access, diversity, and delivery for families.

2:00p ET - Wed, July 31

ACYF-CB-Pl-19-06:  Transitional Payments for the Title IV-E Prevention and Family Services and Program

The Children’s Bureau will hold a call to provide an overview of ACYF-CB-PI-19-06: Transitional Payments for the Title IV-E Prevention and Family Services

Join by Audio: 888.469.0691 with Passcode: 8667598

5:00p ET - Wed, May. 29

Family Voices United Podcast Production on Mental Health Supports

Family Voices United (FVU) is hosting a Podcast Production to share how constituents are taking action, getting involved, and building the movement! Hear from FVU members on how mental health supports can make a difference for families.

12:00p ET - Thurs, May. 23

Birth Parent National Network (BPNN) Webinar:  Common Elements of Parent Partner Programs. 

They will be sharing highlights about the common elements of various Parent Partner (Mentor) Programs in child welfare and also talking about measurements being used to gather data.  BPNN would welcome hearing from you about any parent partner programs that you know of in your own communities or states. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  

11:00a ET - Thurs, May. 23

After the Fanfare: Family First One Year Later with the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

One year has passed since the passage of the Family First Prevention Services Act, which offered states the option to apply Title IV-E foster care funds toward preventive services intended to keep children in homes with their families. But how much progress have we made in implementing Family First? Join a panel of experts as they explore how Family First is progressing around the country.


1:00p ET - Tues, May. 21

Casey Family Programs:  MEDICAID 201 WEBINAR 

Casey Family Programs’ Systems Improvement team invites you to attend this 90-minute webinar, Medicaid and the Family First Prevention Services Act. States implementing Family First are seeking to understand how Medicaid interacts with Title IV-E funding to provide treatment options for vulnerable children and families. This session will explore how Medicaid and child welfare relate through the lens of Family First. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the avenues available for working with their Medicaid partners to create a service array that meets the needs of children, youth and families. Casey Family Programs' presenters include Joan Smith, Managing Director, SI Services and Kara Wood, Senior Director, Public Policy. Center for Health Care Strategies' presenters include Melissa Bailey, Senior Fellow; Sheila Pires, CHCS Senior Consultant, Partner Human Service Collaborative; and Pamela Winkler Tew, Program Officer.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 1 pm Eastern / 12 pm Central / 11 am Mountain / 10 am Pacific

The webinar will be recorded and available at after the session.

WHO: This session is designed for jurisdictional leaders, teams and partners, as well as Casey staff.

In case you missed it! View the recording and slides from our previous webinar Medicaid 101: Understanding Medicaid’s Role in Meeting the Needs of Children and Youth in Foster care at

1:30p ET - Tues, May. 14

Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse Webinar:  Handbook of Standards and Procedures. 

 The webinar will guide Prevention Services Clearinghouse users through the Handbook of Standards and Procedures.

The Handbook describes the Prevention Services Clearinghouse’s:

1.    procedures for identifying programs and services and associated research studies for review or re-review;

2.    standards for assessing the design, execution, and findings of research studies and for rating programs and services; and

3.    definitions of key terms.

The webinar will not include ratings of particular programs or services.

Wed, May 1

American Academy of Pediatrics - Family First Day of Action 

This will be an opportunity to weigh in with state legislators during National Foster Care Month about why the law matters for children’s health, and how the state can take up the opportunity to use federal funds in this new and innovative way to better meet the needs of families in crisis. AAP's toolkit includes a sample chapter email alert text, a template email for state legislators, sample social media messages, and key messages to help chapters and pediatrician advocates engage in a day of action. 

Take Action in your state using AAP's toolkit 
1:00p ET - Thurs, April. 25

Webinar to Examine Strategies for Promoting Equity With the Family First Act 

The Annie E. Casey and William T. Grant foundations are hosting a webinar, to explore how child welfare leaders can use the Family First Prevention Services Act to achieve equitable outcomes for children and families.

2:00p ET - Thurs, Mar. 28

Family First Act Part 7: Bringing Medicaid and Managed Care Partners into the Implementation Process

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from representatives in Virginia about how they are collaboratively working with their Medicaid counterparts as part of their Three Branch Implementation Plan, how Medicaid leadership has been engaged and involved in the direction Virginia has taken, and how their Managed Care entities are being involved.​​​​​​​

1:30p ET - Thurs, Mar. 21

Preparing Your Team for Success: Strategies for Implementation Planning

Learn what you can do to engage stakeholders and team members in planning and preparing to implement an intervention.

12p ET - Thurs, Feb. 28

Birth Parent National Network Webinar
An interactive and informative session with the Alliance's National Parent Partnership Council (ANPPC) to celebrate National Parent Leadership Month.

3p ET - Thurs, Feb. 28

Improving State and Tribal Foster Family Home Licensing Standards: Complying with the Family First Prevention Services Act’s Licensing Requirements

A webinar on how and why to comply with mandatory March 31st Family First Act licensing requirements, and the important role grandfamilies’ advocates play in that process.