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Up against the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) mandate? We’re here to help! Browse our resources to help you get your organization on track and ready for QRTP accreditation.


FFPSA Resource Center

 

Up against the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) mandate? We’re here to help! Click below to browse our resources to help you get your organization on track and ready to become an accredited Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP).

 

CHOOSING AN ACCREDITOR

Access tools to help you find an accreditor that fits your needs. >

FEDERAL GUIDANCE

Learn about FFPSA and related legislation. >

TRAININGS & EVENTS

See a calendar of helpful trainings and events. >

STATE FFPSA Resources

Find links to state-specific information about FFPSA and Title IV-E funding. >

NEWS

Find links to FFPSA-related federal and state news, as well as tools from the field. >

ACCREDITATION RESOURCES

Discover tools to help you on your road to becoming an accredited QRTP. >



What is the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)?

The Family First Prevention Service Act (FFPSA) is legislation that was signed into law in February, 2018. FFPSA restructures Title IV-E and Title IV-B funding to support prevention services for families at risk of entering the foster care system.

The act requires that all Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTPs) achieve national accreditation in order to receive reimbursement through IV-E funding. The Council on Accreditation (COA) is an approved accrediting body for QRTPs, and is the host of this FFPSA Resource Center.

Learn more about the Family First Prevention Services Act and related legislation here.


what is coa?

COA is an international, independent, nonprofit accreditor of human and social services, recognized by over 300 regulating bodies at the state and federal level. As we mentioned above, the Family First Prevention Services Act recognizes COA as an approved accreditor for Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTPs).

Our accreditation process provides a framework for organizations of every size to continuously improve and offer evidence-based best practices that support your clients and your community. Each of our organizations pairs with a dedicated Accreditation Coordinator who is there to help every step of the way. We believe that by supporting you through the transformative process of accreditation, we can work together to better serve your clients.

Contact us to learn more about what we have to offer.


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