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National News

Find the latest national news updates on the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) here.


National News

Below is a collection of national news regarding FFPSA implementation and the continuum of services the legislation impacts, including: IV-E funding, Qualified Residential Treatment Programs, foster care, kinship care, related legislation, and more.

If there is a relevant national piece you’d like to see posted here, please reach out to us at PublicPolicy@coanet.org.

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Family First Act: Who’s In, Who’s Out, What’s Up In The Air

Chronicle of Social Change

September 2019


Concerns regarding IMD designation

COA: Advocacy Opportunity

September 2019


Feds’ Call on Medicaid Spending Makes Family First Implementation Trickier

Chronicle of Social Change

August 2019


Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts #10: Federal Benefits for Relative Caregivers

Chronicle of Social Change

August 2019


Family First Prevention Services Act Takes a Proactive Approach to Child Welfare

Accenture

August 2019


When Entitlements Collide: Title IV-E and Medicaid in a Family First World

Chronicle of Social Change

August 2019


Better Child Abuse Fatality Reviews Are Key to Overhauling Child Welfare

Chronicle of Social Change

August 2019


The Next 15 Programs Up for Family First Act Funding

Chronicle of Social Change

August 2019


Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts #1: Getting Tough on Educational Stability

Chronicle of Social Change

August 2019


The Drug Epidemic Is Landing More Kids in Foster Care Than Ever

Governing

July 2019


Methadone Treatment and a Program for New Parents Approved for New Federal Child Welfare Law

Chronicle of Social Change

July 2019


Temporary Fast-Track Process Spelled Out for Family First Act

Chronicle of Social Change

July 2019


The Only Family First Plan Under Review Right Now

Chronicle of Social Change

July 2019


New National Map of Family-Based Recovery Programs Available

Chronicle of Social Change

July 2019


18 and On Your Own: A New Way to Ease the Transition From Foster Care

Governing

June 2019


Family First Clearinghouse Approves First Seven Services for Preventing Foster Care

Chronicle of Social Change

June 2019


With the Family First Act Clearinghouse Delayed, Feds Give States More Flexibility

Chronicle of Social Change

June 2019


Family First Act Clearinghouse Misses May Goal for First Slate of Approvals

Chronicle of Social Change

June 2019


List of States Seeking Family First Act Delay is Up to at Least 27

Chronicle of Social Change

May 2019


What Comes Next for Interdisciplinary Parent Representation

Chronicle of Social Change

May 2019


Group Hopes to Replicate First Regional Convening on Family First Act

Chronicle of Social Change

May 2019


Members of Congress Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Assist with Transition in Child Welfare Funding

Los Angeles Sentinel

May 2019


Family First Clearinghouse Lays Out Its Process for Approving Services

Chronicle of Social Change

May 2019


Bipartisan Bill in House Would Eliminate Foster Care Income Test, Ease Move Toward Family First Act

Chronicle of Social Change

May 2019


Two Bills That Offer More Support to Relatives, Who are Expected to Play a Bigger Role Under Family First Act

Chronicle of Social Change

April 2019


Two Bills That Offer More Support to Relatives, Who are Expected to Play a Bigger Role Under Family First Act

Chronicle of Social Change

April 2019


Senate Finance Bill in Works to Kill Federal Foster Care Income Test, Ease Transition to Family First Act

Chronicle of Social Change

April 2019


How to Get Prepared for the Family First Act and Help Thousands of Children

KVC Health Systems

April 2019


Fostering Change: Inside the federal government's big, bold- and potentially messy-plan for overhauling how states manage child welfare

 

Governing Magazine

March 2019


New Council on Accreditation CEO Talks Family First Act, Behavioral Health, International Adoption

 

Chronicle of Social Change

March 2019


Top Trump Child Welfare Official Fears Potential for Box-Checking with Family First Act

 

Chronicle of Social Change

February 2019


Health and Human Services Still Won’t Say Which States Intend to Delay on Family First Act

 

Chronicle of Social Change

January 2019


Family First Prevention Services Act Update: Federal Rules, Delay Deadlines, State Flexibility and More

 

Chronicle of Social Change

July 2018