Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)
The Center for States helps child welfare agencies implement the FFPSA. Explore Center resources to learn more about key provisions of the FFPSA and find tips and strategies to support implementation.
The FFPSA was signed into law as part of Public Law (P.L.) 115–123 and has several provisions to enhance support services for families to help children remain at home, reduce the unnecessary use of congregate care, and build the capacity of communities to support children and families.
To assist agencies in responding to the FFPSA, the Center offers technical assistance, publications, digital resources, and peer networking. Center resources can help states develop and implement prevention plans aligned with strategic priorities, partner with youth, families, and communities to develop a prevention service array, enhance kinship programming, identify and evaluate evidence-based practices, increase family engagement, reduce the use of congregate care, and sustain change efforts.
Looking for resources to support your agency’s response to particular provisions within the FFPSA? Check out Advancing the Children’s Bureau’s Vision: Family First Prevention Services Act.
Looking for technical assistance to support your agency’s response to the FFPSA? Contact your state’s Liaison.
Use this collection of resources to support your agency’s prevention planning efforts.
Use these resources to better understand the congregate care provisions of the FFPSA and what they might mean for your agency.
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