Database of State Legislation related to Family First Implementation

The National Conference of State Legislators maintains a database of state legislation that supports implementation of Family First. There are 76 introduced bills from 30 states dealing with aspects of... (Read more)

Published Jan 8, 2020

Family Voices United Podcast: Constituent Engagement

Listen as Family Voices United members share best practices in constituent engagement. Learn how constituents are taking action, getting involved, and building the movement! Click here to listen! Podcast Features:... (Read more)

Published Jan 6, 2020

Family Voices United Podcast: Strengthening Families & Keeping Kids out of Foster Care

Listen as Family Voices United members share perspectives on strengthening families and opportunities with prevention support to keep kids out of foster care. Learn how constituents are taking action, getting... (Read more)

Published Jan 6, 2020

ACYF-CB-PI-19-07 - Family First Prevention Services Act, Title IV-E Kinship Navigator Programs

TO: State and Tribal Agencies Administering or Supervising the Administration of Title IV-E of the Social Security Act SUBJECT: Transitional Payments for the Title IV-E Kinship Navigator Programs LEGAL AND... (Read more)

Published Dec 20, 2019

Family First Transition Act Signed into Law

On December 20th, as part of the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, the President signed the Family First Transition Act into law. View the full text here. The Family First... (Read more)

Published Dec 20, 2019

Washington State Family First Prevention (IV-E Program) Services Plan

Washington State submitted their Family First Prevention Plan on December 20, 2019. The plan reflects: "Family First also enhances DCYF’s ability to find loving, permanent homes for children and youth... (Read more)

Published Dec 20, 2019

Utah's Family First Plan Approved

The Utah Department of Human Services' (DHS) Family First Prevention Services Act plan, approved by the Federal Children's Bureau will allow more children at risk of entering foster care or... (Read more)

Published Dec 12, 2019

Webinar Recording: Communications Strategies around Family First: Examples and Lessons Learned from Early Adopter Jurisdictions

Communications Strategies around Family First: Examples and Lessons Learned from Early Adopter Jurisdictions The webinar, presented on behalf of the Public Information Officers Learning Collaborative in partnership with Casey Family... (Read more)

Published Dec 12, 2019

Child Abuse Deaths Disclosure Act

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Sherrod Brown (Ohio) introduced bipartisan legislation, the Child Abuse Deaths Disclosure Act, which would require states to report data on all child-abuse related deaths... (Read more)

Published Dec 11, 2019

Webinar Recording: Leveraging the Family First Prevention Services Act to Improve the Use of Title IV-E Guardianship Assistance Program

This publication release webinar highlights historic reforms to the child welfare system to better support children, families and relative caregivers as a result of the Family First Prevention Services Act... (Read more)

Published Dec 11, 2019