Estimated State Allocation under Family First Transition Act

This resource, from the Congressional Research Service, outlines estimated state allocations under the Family First Transition Act (PL 116-94).(Read more)

Published Feb 19, 2020

Children's Bureau approves Arkansas Family First Prevention Plan

Children's Bureau Approves Arkansas Title IV-E Prevention Program Plan

Arkansas received federal approval for their Title IV-E Prevention Program Plan. See the press release from Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson Read the news article . View Arkansas Prevention Plan .(Read more)

Published Feb 13, 2020

Practical Tips and Resources: Kinship Navigator Programs

This Generations United memo, funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is intended to provide tips and resources to states and tribes new to kinship navigation.(Read more)

Published Feb 12, 2020

New FAQs on the Prevention Services Clearinghouse website

The Prevention Services Clearinghouse has posted several new FAQs which are available on their website: Can a program or service be re-reviewed? Can an individual study of a program or... (Read more)

Published Feb 12, 2020

ACYF-CB-IM-20-03 - Strengthening Technology Support for Recruitment, Approval, and Retention of Foster Homes

This new IM from the Children's Bureau was released to inform title IV-E agencies on how to use CCWIS, non-CCWIS information systems, websites, and applications to support of child welfare... (Read more)

Published Feb 10, 2020

New Child Welfare Policy Manual Q&A: "Title IV-E, Adoption Assistance Program"

A new Child Welfare Policy Manual (CWPM) Question and Answer has been released that will be posted in section 8.2 “Title IV-E, Adoption Assistance Program”. The new Q/A is below... (Read more)

Published Feb 7, 2020

ACYF-CB-PI-20-03 Guidance to Tribes on requirements for submission of the First Annual Progress and Services Report (“2021 APSR”)

The Children’s Bureau has released the attached new Program Instruction ACYF-CB-PI-20-03, which provides guidance to Indian Tribes, Indian Tribal Organizations and Indian Tribal Consortia (Tribes) on requirements for submission of... (Read more)

Published Feb 6, 2020

ACYF-CB-PI-20-02 - State Guidance on FY 2021 Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR)

The Children’s Bureau has released the attached new Program Instruction ACYF-CB-PI-20-02, which provides guidance to State title IV-B/IV-E agencies on requirements for submission of the: First Annual Progress and Services... (Read more)

Published Feb 5, 2020

Tool for Engaging the Legal Community in Implementing Family First

The ABA Center on Children and the Law has just published a Tool for Engaging the Legal Community in Implementing Family First. This tool lays the groundwork for state and... (Read more)

Published Feb 5, 2020

ACYF-CB-IM-20-02 Family Time and visitation for children and youth in out-of-home care.

This IM from the federal Children's Bureau to States & Tribes about the research and positive reunification outcomes associated with frequent & quality visitation. The purpose of this memorandum is... (Read more)

Published Feb 4, 2020