One of the many changes within the Family First Prevention Services Act is a provision allowing children to stay with their parent in a residential substance abuse treatment program. And now, a comprehensive list of those programs are available for parents, practitioners and policymakers.

Volunteers of America, with support from Annie E. Casey, created a directory of residential substance use disorder treatment programs that have program models for parents and children in the same treatment facility to ensure that child welfare agencies and the public at large are aware of the residential family treatment programs that are currently available,

The goals of compiling the directory were:

(1) to provide parents seeking treatment with information on family residential treatment centers;

(2) to provide child welfare professionals with information about family treatment centers that may be eligible for Title IV-E reimbursement; and,

(3) to provide policy-makers with information on the capacity and need for family-based residential treatment services.