Congregate Care in the Age of Family First: Overview

Develop a better understanding of customized congregate care and learn about implementing the FFPSA provisions in congregate care QRTP assessment.

Publication year: 2021
Capacity Building Center for States


Helps child welfare administrators, managers, and others working with children and youth in congregate care develop a shared understanding of high-quality customized congregate care and offers foundational information for implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) provisions regarding appropriate use of congregate care and qualified residential treatment program (QRTP) assessment, examples of how these provisions have been implemented, and next steps for implementation.

Suggested Citation

Capacity Building Center for States. (2021). Congregate care in the age of Family First: Overview. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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