Implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act - a Guide

This resource, Implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act, is a tool to help ensure full and prompt implementation of the opportunities created by Family First. This guide was developed... (Read more)

Published Oct 4, 2019

Family Voices United: A Podcast on Supporting Kinship Families

Listen as Family Voices United members share how support can make a difference for kinship families. Learn how constituents are taking action, getting involved, and building the movement! Podcast Features:... (Read more)

Published Oct 2, 2019

Historic Opportunity for Reform in Child Welfare: Prevention

On October 1st, the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council released a new statement: " A Historic Opportunity to Reform the Child Welfare System: Youth & Alumni Priorities... (Read more)

Published Oct 1, 2019

Family First Core Messaging

This document outlines topline messages designed to help communicate the Family First Act with key stakeholders and the public. Key messages include: Kids deserve to grow up in families; With... (Read more)

Published Sep 30, 2019

Defining Candidacy: Guiding Questions

Oregon's Legislative Policy & Research Office developed Guiding Questions for constituents and stakeholders reviewing and creating a candidacy definition. Questions outlined for the following groups: current and former foster youth,... (Read more)

Published Sep 23, 2019

Qualified Residential Treatment Program Assessments: Guiding Questions

Oregon's Legislative Policy & Research Office developed Guiding Questions for constituents and stakeholders reviewing new QRTP assessments. Questions outlined for the following groups: current and former foster youth, biological parents... (Read more)

Published Sep 23, 2019

Pivot to Prevention: Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth & Families

Presentation by the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth & Families outlines the news headlines, system reactions, budget implications and a pivot to prevention which includes: Child & Youth Safety... (Read more)

Published Sep 23, 2019

Arkansas Title IV-E 5 Year Prevention Plan

Arkansas Division of Child and Family Services has been making a concerted effort to increase prevention services, Family First creates an exciting opportunity for DCFS to leverage resources and expand... (Read more)

Published Sep 23, 2019

Qualified Residential Treatment Programs Q&A from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is issuing a technical clarification Question and Answer (Q and A) document focused on a type of residential setting recently defined in... (Read more)

Published Sep 20, 2019

Next Programs and Services Planned for Systemic Review by the Clearinghouse

The Prevention Services Clearinghouse announced a working list of the next programs and services planned for systematic review. For additional information, please visit their FAQ page and click What are... (Read more)

Published Sep 8, 2019