Family Centered Treatment
Family Centered Treatment Gets Second Look from Family First Clearinghouse
The clearinghouse that approves services under the Family First Prevention Services Act has agreed to reconsider a training program it downgraded last winter. Family Centered Treatment, or FCT, which is used to train biological parents and other caregivers on the effects of trauma on children, had received transitional approval in 2019 to be among the services that states could fund under the law, which fully takes effect in all states on October 1.
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.
Family Centered Treatment Becomes 11th Approved Family First Prevention Service
A model for working with families in crisis recently became the first service fast-tracked for federal funding under the Family First Prevention Services Act, the largest federal child welfare reform in decades.