Family First Prevention Services Act
Eight New Programs Approved, Ten Rejected By Family First Act Clearinghouse
he federal clearinghouse that approves foster care prevention services has cleared eight new programs, including a Utah program aimed at instilling confidence and communications skills in parents and another parenting program designed for Black parents.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
New York officials will tap newly available federal funds to prevent children from entering foster care, as dozens of other states have done.