Family First Toolkit on Implementation Now Available

Innovative policy calls for innovative tools to make sure policy achieves its intended results. The Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018 represents a landmark shift away from investments in... (Read more)

Published Oct 12, 2021

Where the Light Beams Part 1: You are the Prize

A Conversation with Amnoni (pronounced Ah-mon-knee) Myers In this special three-part series, Where the Light Beams, Kempe's Virtual Village is excited to bring you two Radio Kempe podcast episodes followed by an interactive virtual Café on Thursday, September, 23rd at 10 AM (Mountain Time). Join us throughout the month as we introduce you to Amnoni Myers, an advocate for elevating the voice of those with lived experience in child welfare.(Read more)

Published Sep 27, 2021

Pennsylvania Title IV-E Prevention Services Plan

The Family First Prevention Services Act (Family First) provides states with the option of participating in the Title IV-E Prevention Services program. The Prevention Services program allows states to receive federal funding for evidence-based mental health prevention and treatment, substance use prevention and treatment, and in-home parent skill based programs that are delivered to eligible children, youth, and families to help prevent the placement of a child into out-of-home care.(Read more)

Published Sep 16, 2021

Return on Investment of a Colorado Family Resource Center to the Child Welfare System

The findings here suggest that in Teller County, Colorado, CPFRC provides a meaningful return on investment to the child welfare system, with a return of nearly three dollars for every one dollar invested.(Read more)

Published Aug 30, 2021

Return on Investment of a California Family Resource Center to the Child Welfare System

The findings here suggest that in Orange County, California, WFRC provides a meaningful return on investment to the child welfare system, with a return of $3.65 for every $1 invested over a two-year period.(Read more)

Published Aug 30, 2021

Letter from Department of Health and Human Services on Equity

"The federal government as a whole, and the Children’s Bureau specifically, is committed to advancing equity through our work at the federal level and through our work with states, territories, tribes, and all other grantees. I want to take this opportunity to share publicly how focusing on equity will inform all of our work as we move forward."(Read more)

Published Aug 30, 2021

Washington Family First Website

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

Published Jun 29, 2021

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GrandFacts: State Fact Sheets for Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Grandchildren

Generations United has released fully updated versions of GrandFacts: State Fact Sheets for Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children. These fact sheets for kinship caregivers include state-specific data and programs,... (Read more)

Published Jun 23, 2021

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Family First Evidence-Based Practices Exploration and Cost Tool

Chapin Hall has released the Family First Evidence-Based Practices Exploration and Cost Tool, which is designed to help jurisdictions select evidence-based programs or practices for their Family First prevention plan... (Read more)

Published Jun 23, 2021

Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse Reporting Guide for Study Authors

The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation within the Administration for Children & Families has released the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse Reporting Guide for Study Authors. This guide details... (Read more)

Published Jun 23, 2021