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Alliance Webinar: Preparing for Successful Family First Prevention Services Act Implementation

***Please note, this webinar will take place 2:00PM - 3:00PM EST.

This webinar, hosted by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, will provide an overview of the key provisions of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) and share strategies and resources for:

  • Conducting a structured assessment of your organization’s implementation readiness

  • Developing an implementation plan

  • Establishing an implementation structure to guide the effort

Krista Thomas and Clare Anderson, policy fellows at Chapin Hall, will present an assessment and planning framework and suite of tools organizations can apply to their operations and service array to effectively prepare for FFPSA. Strategies for partnering with public child welfare agencies and across systems will be explored. 

The webinar will elicit participants’ insights for leveraging FFPSA to promote a child welfare transformation vision with a clear strategic direction and set of priority child and family outcomes.  Participants will consider how to align capacity and organizational infrastructure (policy, fiscal, continuous quality improvement, human resources, training, practice, information technology) toward implementation of a clear policy direction and better outcomes for children and families (prevention of child maltreatment, reduced entries into foster care, increased use of appropriate placements for children and youth in foster care). 

Learning Objectives

  • Articulate key provisions of FFPSA and identify opportunities for child welfare system transformation

  • Apply a structured assessment and planning framework to key provisions of FFPSA to optimally prepare for implementation

  • Establish a governance structure inclusive of critical internal and external stakeholders to lead Family First implementation

Who Should Attend

  • Child welfare case workers

  • Child welfare supervisors

  • Executives


Clare Anderson, Policy Fellow, Chapin Hall

Krista Thomas Policy Fellow Chapin Hall