Outlining the expansion of mental health and substance use treatment and parenting skills services to prevent children from entering foster care, the Utah Department of Human Services (DHS) submitted its plan to implement federal Family First Prevention Services Act provisions with an Oct. 1, 2019 start date. Utah is only the fourth child welfare agency in the nation to submit a plan to the federal Administration on Children, Youth and Families, and one of only a small number of states that plan to implement the Family First Act on Oct. 1.