The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)
The Family First Prevention Services Act, also known as the Family First Act, is a federal law that was adopted in 2018 and based on several core principles. Research has proven that growing up in a family is essential and best for all children, especially those who have experienced abuse or neglect. The child welfare system will work toward keeping families together by providing access to the right prevention services for the right family, to ensure a stable and safe environment focused on long-term success. Children who are served by the child welfare system need to have the right options, at the right time, with the right services for themselves and their families. You can find the full piece of legislation here.
Learn more at FamilyFirstAct.org.
Intoducing Family First
- — DCS launches Indiana Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP) with assessments management partner Maximus
- Approved programming clearinghouse
- Searchable database of prevention and preservation services
- Important Aug. 2020 update on FFPSA
- Frequently asked questions
- Right Family, Right Time, Right Services: Evaluation of Indiana DCS Family Preservation Services Program
- An Evaluation of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Slideshow presentation (Nov. 2019)