Implementing the Substance Use Disorder Provisions of the Family First Prevention Services Act 2020-07-13T22:08:47+00:00

Implementing the Substance Use Disorder Provisions of the Family First Prevention Services Act

This project was funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. We thank them for their support but acknowledge that the findings and conclusions presented in this report are those of the author(s) alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Foundation.

The Family First Prevention Services Act (Family First), signed into law on February 9, 2018, offers a historic opportunity for child welfare agencies and their substance use disorder (SUD) treatment partners to expand and enhance family-centered interventions that improve outcomes for children and families affected by SUDs. One of the foundational goals of the law is to keep more children safely at home by providing high-quality prevention services to families. To meet this goal, it is important that child welfare and SUD stakeholders have the information and resources to work collaboratively toward successful planning and implementation of the law.

Children and Family Futures (CFF), the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD), and ChildFocus have collaborated to produce an implementation toolkit focused on the SUD provisions in Family First. The toolkit is designed to equip state leaders with information and resources to work collaboratively toward successful implementation of the law.

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This webinar provides an overview of the SUD provisions of the Family First Prevention Services Act, highlights the five key sections of, Implementing the Substance Use Disorder Provisions of the Family First Prevention Services Act: A Toolkit for Child Welfare and Treatment Stakeholders, and raises key questions and next steps to consider while planning for implementation of the law.
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Implementing the Substance Use Disorder Provisions of the Family First Prevention Services Act: A Toolkit for Child Welfare and Treatment Stakeholders

The toolkit is comprised of five key sections, which can be used in combination or as separate documents for jurisdictions looking to focus on one aspect of the law at a time.

Section 1: Understand Key Opportunities and Lay the Groundwork for Collaboration

Section 2: Determine Evidence-Based Treatment Programs and Services Most Appropriate for Children and Families In or At Risk of Entering Foster Care

Section 3: Leverage Family First to Expand Residential Family-Based Treatment

Section 4: Develop a Comprehensive Understanding of Available Funding Streams

Section 5: Create Strong Partnerships to Maximize Success

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