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Implementation Guidance and Tools

There are a number of resources available to assist and guide advocacy organizations in leveraging the opportunities provided by the Family First Prevention Services Act, including:

GENERAL GUIDANCE

FamilyFirstAct.org, web resource hosted by FosterClub

(04/01/2021) The Family First Planning and Readiness Toolkit, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

(04/01/2021) 2021/2022 Prevention Resource Guide, Child Welfare Information Gateway

(03/17/2021) Title IV-E Prevention Program, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

(08/04/2020) WEBINAR: The State of Prevention—Family First Prevention Services Act and Child Welfare, Alliance for Early Success

(08/2020) Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) & HFA home visiting, Healthy Families America

(03/12/2020) Planning Title IV-E Prevention Services: A Toolkit for States, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

(02/18/2020) Implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act, Children’s Defense Fund

CANDIDACY

(09/2020) Candidacy Considerations for the Preventive Provision of Family First, Chapin Hall at theUniversity of Chicago

(03/12/2020) Family First Prevention Services Act: Candidacy by Jurisdiction, Chapin Hall and Casey Family Programs

(10/2019) Family First Prevention Services Act: Candidacy Considerations, Chapin Hall and Casey Family Programs

COVID RELIEF FUNDING

State’s plans to utilize CRRSA, American Rescue Plan, and other COVID relief resources for child welfare services can be found in the Alliance’s Rescue and Relief Resource Center.  

INFANTS AND TODDLERS

KINSHIP CARE

TRIBES AND TITLE IV-E

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