Implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act

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Implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act2020-02-18T15:14:07-05:00

The Children’s Defense Fund is pleased to announce the release of Implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act–a tool to help ensure full and prompt implementation of the opportunities created by Family First.

The guide is a question-and-answer-style resource containing commonly (and not-so-commonly) asked questions about the many important provisions in Family First. The guide is extensive, but by no means exhaustive. Knowing that the Children’s Bureau continues to release guidance related to Family First and that implementation will bring new challenges and questions, we intend to regularly update this guide with new content. As additional questions arise, please share them with us through the form below.

On behalf of all of our partners who collaborated on this project–including ChildFocus, American Academy of Pediatrics, Generations United, FosterClub, Juvenile Law Center, and National Indian Child Welfare Association–we encourage you to use and share this resource widely with your colleagues and networks. As the guide will be updated regularly, please access it here, rather than downloading or printing it, to ensure you are using the most up-to-date version.

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