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Family First Prevention Services Act

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Reports Without Surveillance: Connecticut’s New Child Welfare Experiment

4/19/2022

Reports Without Surveillance: Connecticut’s New Child Welfare Experiment

Connecticut's plan to open care management sites for family services is intended to offer an alternative to child welfare involvement.

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Family First Clearinghouse Approves Two New Services, Will Reconsider Ohio Kinship Navigator

4/13/2022

Title IV-E Clearinghouse Assesses 14 More Programs

The clearinghouse tasked with reviewing foster care prevention services for federal funds announced a new slate of 14 programs it would consider.

Path to Federal Foster Care Prevention Funds Overlooks Tribal Programs, Experts Say

2/15/2022

Path to Federal Foster Care Prevention Funds Overlooks Tribal Programs, Experts Say

Tribal communities often utilize time-tested practices to heal families, which don't always align with the Western scientific standards that pave the way to federal foster care prevention funding.

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Montana, South Carolina Unlock Millions in Federal Family First Act Funds

2/15/2022

Montana, South Carolina Unlock Millions in Federal Family First Act Funds

The Children’s Bureau has approved two more states' Family First plans — Montana and South Carolina — granting access to federal funds to curb foster care entries.

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1/26/2022

Family First Clearinghouse OKs Wraparound, Upgrades Intercept Program

The federal clearinghouse that approves foster care prevention services approved a popular whole-family approach to home-based services, and upgraded the rating of a different family support model. 

In Texas, Illegal Foster Placements Soar Amid Shortage of Licensed Beds

1/12/2022

Outside Experts Give Texas Roadmap to Decrease Sky-high Rates of Foster Kids Sleeping in Offices, Hotels

An panel of child welfare experts made recommendations for keeping kids in the Texas foster care system safely housed, including supporting kin placements.

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    Looming Questions, 2022 edition

    1/10/2022

    Looming Questions, 2022 Edition

    As we approach year three of the coronavirus pandemic, here are child welfare and youth justice stories Youth Services Insider is watching.

    With Influx of Federal Funding, New York Aims to Expand Foster Care Prevention

    12/20/2021

    With Influx of Federal Funding, New York Aims to Expand Foster Care Prevention

    New York officials will tap newly available federal funds to prevent children from entering foster care, as dozens of other states have done.

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    Feds Offer More Medicaid Support for New Congregate Model

    11/1/2021

    Feds Offer More Medicaid Support for New Congregate Model

    The federal agency that oversees health care entitlements has made it easier for states to use Medicaid dollars in some large group facilities for youth in foster care.