Weekly Update June  23, 2018

Funding Evidence-Based Programs in Child Welfare Systems: Implications of the Family First Prevention Services Act

Historically, there has been limited federal funding for prevention and family preservation services in child welfare. Title IV-E has funded out-of-home placements for foster youth. The Family First Prevention Services Act will allow Title IV-E to support prevention and preservation services. Providers have inquired about these Evidence-Based Programs.  By October 2018, HHS will provide guidance to states on applying criteria and list of programs and services that meet criteria for EBP in the FFA. In addition, states will be required to develop a five-year prevention plan. Annie E. Casey Foundation and the William T. Grant Foundation sponsored a webinar, Funding Evidence-Based Programs in Child Welfare Systems: Implications of the Family First Prevention Services Act . In this webinar presenters reviewed EBP requirements and current work around implementation of EBP by a number of states. Link here to a summary of the webinar, which includes additional links to information and resources. 

Family First Prevention Service Act  - HR 1892 - FFPSA provisions on pages 107-206


Daily Update June 22. 2018 - Ballinger named to national child welfare initiative
Daily Update June 21, 2018- Trump Signs Executive Order to Address Family Separation at the Border
Daily Update June 20, 2018 - CWLA Children's Monitor 6/17
Member Update June 19, 2018 - WinShape Homes Announces Tyra Walker's Retirement
Daily Update June 18, 2018 - Webinar: Fostering Relationships Through Visitation 6/21
Daily Update June 18, 2018 - Opioid treatment plans must include a trauma-informed approach


Member Calendar - https://togetherga.net/index.php/events/list-by-month/month.calendar/2018/06/15/-

Other Events

July 8-11 Family Focused Treatment Association conference in Atlanta info


Mark your 2018 calendar for additional training topics:

8/21 - Telemental Health
9/18 - Working in a Multigenerational Workplace
11/1 Working with LGBTQ youth   
12/4 - Autism Spectrum

Georgia Conference on Children and Families 
October 17-19, 2018 - Marriott Augusta

Conference Watch June 15, 2018 - GCCF Opening Keynote

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2018 TG/Fanning training
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