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Family First Prevention Services Act: What Do We Know?

Family First Prevention Services Act: What Do We Know?

A round-up of information that’s been shared about the Family First Prevention Services Act  since the legislation passed in early February. 
 

COA has achieved a new recognition from the Federal Government. The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) was passed as part of the Continuing Resolution that continued to fund the government in February 2018. The legislation mandates that all Residential Treatment Providers become accredited to become Qualified Residential Treatment Programs by October 1, 2019.  COA has been designated as an approved accrediting body, in recognition that COA’s standards are a reliable indicator of quality. 

To support our partners and providers, COA has compiled a list of articles with information on the legislation. To view updates to this list please visit the COA website. 

Family First Prevention Services Act – Article Round-Up

“Overview of the Provisions in the Family First Prevention Services Act”
Organization/Publication: The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities 

“The Family First Prevention Services Act Summary”
Organization/Publication: Association of Children’s Residential Services (ACRC) 

“Family First Prevention Services Act FFPSA”
Organization/Publication: Foster Care Alumni of America

“Family First Act Feedback: Comments from Chronicle’s TweetChat on Major Child Welfare Reform Law”
Organization/Publication: The Chronicle of Social Change

“Family First Prevention Services Act Signed Into Law”
Organization/Publication: Youth Transition Funders Group

“Summaries of the Family First Prevention Services Act by the Children’s Defense Fund”
Organization/Publication: CHAMPS: Children Need Amazing Parents

“Family First Act changes child welfare financing landscape”
Organization/Publication: Child Trends

 “Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) is now Law”  
Organization/Publication: Family Focused Treatment Association  

“The Family First Prevention Services Act: Implementation Timeline"  
Organization/Publication: Children’s Defense Fund

“The Family First Prevention Services Act: Historic Reforms to the Child Welfare System will Improve Outcomes for Vulnerable Children”
Organization/Publication: Children’s Defense Fund

“Family First Act Passed in Short-Term Spending Bill”  
Organization/Publication: National Council for Behavioral Health

“Families First Act Changes Foster Care, President offers Alternative”  Organization/Publication: California Alliance of Children and Family Services, Someday Morning Newsletter

“Family First Act, Major Foster Care Finance Reform Bill, Included in House’s Initial Spending Deal”
Organization/Publication: The Chronicle of Social Change

“While Everyone Slept, Congress Did Something Extraordinary for Vulnerable Children”
Organization/Publication: The Intercept

“Family First Prevention Services Act Will Change the Lives of Children in Foster Care”
Organization/Publication: The Annie E. Casey Foundation

“Fact Sheet: Family First Prevention Services Act”
Organization/Publication: First Focus Campaign for Children

“Family First Prevention Services Act Brief Summary: Implications for Grandfamilies”
Organization/Publication: Generations United    

“Trump’s Top Child Welfare Official: Family First a Good First Step, but True Prevention is Key” 
Organization/Publication: The Chronicle of Social Change

“One Month of Spending, Years of Child Welfare Reform” 
Organization/Publication: The Chronicle of Social Change

“CliffsNotes on Family First Act, Part One: Services to Prevent Foster Care”
Organization/Publication: The Chronicle of Social Change

“CliffsNotes on Family First Act, Part Two: Limiting Support for Congregate Foster Care”
Organization/Publication: The Chronicle of Social Change

“CliffsNotes on Family First Act, Part Three: Adoption, Foster Home Recruitment, Reunification and More”
Organization/Publication: The Chronicle of Social Change

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