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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

(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

(12/2020) The Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018: A Guide for the Legal Community, American Bar Association

FamilyFirstAct.org, web resource hosted by FosterClub

(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

(03/2020) Putting Family First: Developing an Evidence-Based Child Welfare Preventive Practice Model, Annie E. Casey Foundation(July 2020) Family First Prevention Services: Conducting a Fiscal Analysis, Annie E. Casey Foundation and William T. Grant Foundation

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

(2020) Podcast Episode: Family First – Title IV-E Prevention Plan Implementation Updates, Part 1, HHS Child Welfare Information Gateway

(02/2019) New Tool Kit Helps Leaders Communicate the Benefits of Family First Law, Annie E. Casey Foundation

(2019) Family First Prevention Services Act, HHS Capacity Building Center for State

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, TODDLERS, AND YOUNG PARENTS

(08/2020) Podcast Episode: Supporting Parenting and Expectant Teens in Foster Care, HHS Child Welfare Information Gateway

(02/27/2020) States can improve supports for infants and toddlers who are in or at risk of entering foster care, Child Trends and ZERO TO THREE

(10/2018) Family First Prevention Services Act: Pregnant & Parenting Youth FAQs, Center for the Study of Social Policy

(10/2018) Family First Prevention Services Act, ZERO TO THREE

KINSHIP CARE

RESEARCH AND EVALUATION

TRIBES AND TITLE IV-E

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