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Virginia Department of Social Services & Family First

Family First Act underscores the importance of children growing up in families and seeks to avoid the traumatic experience of children being separated from their families and entering foster care... (Read more)

Published Jun 30, 2020

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Maine's Child and Family Services & Family First

Maine's Child and Family Services released a Family First Fact Sheet that defines Family First and outlines what Maine is doing to implement Family First. You can find more information... (Read more)

Published Jun 29, 2020

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Washington State DCYF Practice Improvement and Family First

The Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) embraces Family First implementation as an opportunity to expand the choices and support we provide to children, youth and families... (Read more)

Published Jun 29, 2020

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NCCD and Family First

NCCD created a resource to help agencies with their Family First efforts. As the first organization to have an independent technical review process approved by ACF and as a partner... (Read more)

Published Jun 29, 2020

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Listings and Clearinghouses

This resource released by the Family Centered Treatment Foundation includes listings and clearinghouses for evidence based practices. You can find the resource here .(Read more)

Published Jun 29, 2020

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FCT approved for IV-E Prevention Services under Family First

Family Centered Treatment as an evidence-based, and now deemed, well-supported trauma treatment model of home-based family therapy is well positioned to support families as part of FFA. FCT is categorized... (Read more)

Published Jun 29, 2020

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Partnering in Practice

Child Welfare Information Gateway released information regarding positive partnerships between birth parents, caregivers, caseworkers, and/or older youth often making the difference in ensuring reunification. The information includes the lived experience... (Read more)

Published Jun 26, 2020

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Executive Order on Strengthening the Child Welfare System for America’s Children

On June 24, 2020, President Donald J. Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) to promote the strengthening of the child welfare system by encouraging partnerships between state agencies and public,... (Read more)

Published Jun 23, 2020

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Letter from Dr. Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner of Children's Bureau to state and tribal child welfare leaders

Children's Bureau wrote a letter to state and tribal child welfare leaders to address concerns related to filing petitions to terminate a parent’s rights (TPR) when services have not been... (Read more)

Published Jun 22, 2020

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Resources to Support Children’s Emotional Well-Being Amid Anti-Black Racism, Racial Violence, and Trauma

Child Trends released resources to support children’s emotional well-being amid anti-black racism, racial violence, and trauma. You can access the resources here .(Read more)

Published Jun 22, 2020