Category Archives: Child Welfare

What’s Next for the Prevention Services Clearinghouse?

The Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse has today updated its list of programs that are in line to be rated. The list can be found on the clearinghouse FAQ page. Mental Health Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up [also listed under in-home … Continue reading

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Urban Institute Launches Child Welfare Evidence-Building Academy

The Urban Institute has announced a new no-cost Evidence-Building Academy for child welfare administrators and evaluators. The academy is intended to help participants develop rigorous program evaluations that will meet clearinghouse standards. The academy will begin with a webinar on … Continue reading

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Prevention Services Clearinghouse Releases New Program Ratings

The Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse has today released new program ratings for services eligible for funding under Family First. The pace of the reviews has been somewhat slow. To date, the clearinghouse has rated 25 programs that fall into … Continue reading

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HHS Releases Prevention Services Planning Toolkit for States

ASPE, the planning and evaluation office at HHS, has today released a planning toolkit for states putting together their Title IV-E prevention services plans. According to the brief HHS description, “This toolkit aims to help states develop a plan for … Continue reading

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New Children’s Bureau Family First Resources

From the Children’s Defense Fund: The Children’s Bureau has posted a new webpage regarding Title IV-E Prevention Program Plans. Most information was previously available on the website. However, two new pages will be a valuable resource for the advocacy community. … Continue reading

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Children’s Bureau Announces Funding For Navigator Program Evaluations

The Children’s Bureau has today released guidance to states, territories, and tribes on how to apply for new federal funding for evaluating kinship navigator programs. Family First provides matching funds for evidence-based navigator programs, but so far none of the … Continue reading

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Children’s Bureau Provides Family First Transition Act Funding Guidance

The Children’s Bureau has today released guidance to the states on how to apply for one-time implementation funding provided under the Family First Transition Act, which was enacted by Congress last December. The law provides at least $500 million to … Continue reading

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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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