Family First Readiness Assessment, Planning and Initial Implementation: Chapin Hall Capacity, Planning Framework and Suite of Tools

This presentation provides an overview of Chapin Hall's capacity, planning framework and suite of tools. Helpful for jurisdictions considering readiness assessment, planning and initial implementation of the Family First Act... (Read more)

Published Jun 4, 2019

Bass, Members of Congress Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Assist with Transition in Child Welfare Funding

Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, along with colleagues in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, introduced the “Family First Transition and... (Read more)

Published May 14, 2019

Partnering with Birth Parents to Promote Reunification

The Child Welfare Information Gateway produced this factsheet; it explores what foster caregivers can do to work in partnership with the birth families of children in their care to promote... (Read more)

Published May 10, 2019

Casey Family Programs Family First Prevention Services Act Summary - Updated

The Family First Prevention Services Act was passed and signed into law (P.L. 115-123) as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act on February 9, 2018. Below is a high-level summary... (Read more)

Published May 7, 2019

Maximizing Equity with the Family First Act

A new webinar recording focuses on leveraging the Family First Prevention Services Act to advance equity in child welfare systems. The 60-minute session, hosted by the Annie E. Casey and... (Read more)

Published May 6, 2019

Responsibly Defining Candidacy within the Context of Family First Act: Five Principles to Consider.

The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) just released the brief, Responsibly Defining Candidacy within the Context of Family First Act: Five Principles to Consider, which highlights the... (Read more)

Published May 1, 2019

Prevention Services Clearinghouse Handbook of Standards and Procedures

The Prevention Services Clearinghouse Handbook of Standards and Procedures provides a detailed description of the standards used to identify and review programs and services for the Prevention Services Clearinghouse and... (Read more)

Published Apr 26, 2019

What Is Prevention and Why Is It Important?

Research has found that successful child abuse interventions must both reduce risk factors and take steps to ensure the well-being of children and families. Use these resources to understand the... (Read more)

Published Apr 23, 2019

The Court’s Role in Reshaping the Child Welfare System to Focus on Prevention

In adopting a prevention mindset, understanding the role of courts in preventing unnecessary removal of children from their homes, preventing compounding trauma while children are in foster care, and being... (Read more)

Published Apr 17, 2019

Oregon's Family First Implementation & Policy Workgroup

Oregon has established a workgroup, under the leadership of the Senate Human Services Committee, to address policy, budget and communication needs related to the implementation of new federal legislation championed... (Read more)

Published Apr 17, 2019