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Do Not Diminish the Importance of Small Beginnings
Paul DiLorenzo laments that fact that tremendous community innovations in child welfare is not a focal point of efforts to reform the system
Clearinghouse OKs Five More Programs for Family First Act
The federal Prevention Services Clearinghouse has cleared five new service models for funding under the Family First Prevention Services Act, bringing the current number of options up to 34.
Federal Children’s Bureau OK’s Oregon’s Foster Care Prevention Plan
Oregon this week became the 12th state to win federal approval for a plan to prevent children from falling into foster care.
Pork Is Back
Family First Act’s Standards Are Not Culturally Inclusive
Child welfare philanthropic and policy organizations across the country have started to make investments to address racial disparity and disproportionality. Some of these investments include disaggregating data by race, policy and practice reviews, and community engagement.
Nebraska’s Foster Care Prevention Plan Approved by Feds
Nebraska is about to greatly enhance its prevention aimed at building up families and curbing the state’s use of foster care. The state announced last week that the federal government has approved its plan to implement the Family First Prevention Services Act, a move that will allow Nebraska to tap into more money and services for families and children.
Clearinghouse Abruptly Downgrades Family Centered Treatment
In December 2019, supporters of the Family Centered Treatment (FCT) model received the news so many child welfare programs are hoping for these days: it was approved for federal funding under the Family First Prevention Services Act.
Two New States Win Federal Approval of Family Preservation Plans
Two more states have joined the roster of states that can now use the federal child welfare entitlement to support services for families whose kids might otherwise be taken away and fall into the foster care system.