Category Archives: Child Welfare

Report: Scaling Evidence-Based Programs in Child Welfare

New report from the IBM Center for the Business of Government: Scaling Evidence-Based Programs in Child Welfare (February 11, 2020) Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities Under the Family First Prevention Services Act http://www.businessofgovernment.org/report/scaling-evidence-based-programs-child-welfare Related Government Executive, When Bigger Is Better (February … Continue reading

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Sign On Letter for Bill Creating Evidence-based Grants for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

From our friends at Results for America. Children’s Home & Aid and the Social Innovation Research Center have signed this letter and are helping to distribute it. You can read and sign the letter by clicking here. I’m writing to … Continue reading

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Family First Funding Legislation Enacted

President Trump today signed into law the Family First Transition Act, legislation that provides additional funding to implement the Family First Prevention Services Act. The legislation was included in a larger spending bill (HR 1865) that Congress passed earlier this … Continue reading

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Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Fund Evidence-based Grants for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

Sens. Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) jointly introduced legislation on December 11 that would provide $100 million over five years for evidence-based grants under the John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood. The bill … Continue reading

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Arnold Ventures to Fund Family First Studies

Arnold Ventures, formerly the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, is actively seeking applications to fund  evaluations of child welfare-related services, with an emphasis on programs that could be funded under the Family First Prevention Services Act. “We are very interested … Continue reading

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Current Arnold-Funded Child Welfare Projects

What kinds of projects have drawn funding from Arnold so far? Here are details on five that are child welfare-related. Child First Replication Study ($2,499,968): This is a replication of a previous study of Child First, a home visiting program … Continue reading

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Implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act

New report from the Children’s Defense Fund: Implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act

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Roll Out Begins for Family First Evidence Provisions

At least 13 states have indicated that they will implement the evidence provisions of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) starting October 1. Under the law, states can now use federal IV-E entitlement money for evidence-based preventive mental health, … Continue reading

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New Child Welfare Evidence Blog / Email List

The Social Innovation Research Center is happy to announce the launch of a new blog focused on evidence issues in child welfare. The Child Welfare Evidence & Innovation Blog, a project of the Ahlquist Center for Policy, Practice & Innovation … Continue reading

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Evidence-based Child Welfare Legislation Enacted

Evidence-based child welfare prevention programs will receive funding under a new law that was included in a large funding bill that Congress passed in the early morning hours of February 9. The legislation, called the Family First Prevention Services Act, … Continue reading

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