Child Welfare and Early Childhood: Cross Systems Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Young Children and Their Families: Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) Opportunities for Early Childhood Programs
These resources are from the fifth webinar of the Child Welfare and Early Childhood: Cross-Systems Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Young Children and Their Families series.
With the passing of the FFPSA, any state, territories, or tribe with an approved Title IV-E plan has the option to use funds for preventative services such as in-home parent skill-based programs, mental health services, and substance abuse prevention and treatment services to allow children eligible for foster care to stay with their parents or relatives. What opportunities does FFPSA create for early childhood programs and services? What are the opportunities and challenges for expansion of home visiting under FFPSA? What other interventions and practices approved under FFPSA target young children and their parents?
- Clare Anderson: Senior Policy Fellow, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
- Pfeffer Eisin: Director-Erikson/ DCFS Early Childhood Program
- Thay Giurgius: Manager- Erikson/ DCFS Home Visiting Program
- Andria Goss: Associate Vice President, Clinical and Community Services, Erikson Institute
Access the webinar recording here.
Access the slide deck here.
Additional Resources shared during the webinar:
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A Whole Family Systems Approach to Promoting Economic Stability in MN: Kasey Wiedrich
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