The Center for States helps child welfare agencies strengthen the ability of communities to support children and families so that children can thrive at home. Explore the Center’s resources to learn more about preventing maltreatment, preventing foster care entry, and increasing child and family well-being by strengthening families in their communities before problems occur or escalate.
To assist agencies with their prevention efforts, the Center offers publications, digital resources, peer networking, and technical assistance. The Center’s resources can help states establish a vision for prevention, strengthen the prevention continuum (primary, secondary, tertiary) through collaborative partnerships, increase knowledge related to effective prevention services, and partner with youth and families to plan for a more racially equitable, prevention-oriented approach to child welfare.
Looking for resources to support your agency’s response to the FFPSA? Check out the Center’s Family First Prevention Services (FFPSA) page.