Category Archives: Evidence

Family First Evidence & Child Welfare Webinar Series

Please join the Family First Evidence & Child Welfare Webinar for updates and technical assistance on evidence issues and Family First. This post will be updated as new webinars are announced. The next webinar is slated for the mid-September, 2020. … Continue reading

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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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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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