This document outlines topline messages designed to help communicate the Family First Act with key stakeholders and the public.

Key messages include:

  • Kids deserve to grow up in families;
  • With the Family First Act, we have an opportunity to modernize the child welfare system and move toward a public health approach that strengthens families and proactively supports those at risk of abuse, neglect, and separation from their family;
  • We can do that by using Family First to focus investments on solutions that would keep more children safe and keep families together;
  • Success will require everybody – everyone with a stake in the child welfare system (including young people, birth and foster parents, child welfare professionals, policy makers and courts) should have a seat at the table.