Building Bridges Initiative, with support from Annie E. Casey foundation, produced a comparison document to help with addressing questions on the differences, similarities and connections between new Family First-defined Quality Residential Treatment Programs (QRTP) & Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF). It is a quick comparative reference of the federal requirements of the QRTPs and the PRTFs to help states, providers, families, youth, advocates and other residential stakeholders understand what the similarities and differences are between the two.  

It must be noted that this document is not meant to identify residential intervention best practices, but rather outline the different federal requirements for QRTPs and PRTFs.