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Child Welfare and Early Childhood: Cross-Systems Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Young Children and Families: Using the Family First Prevention Services Act to implement Early Child Programs
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

Host: Dr. Cynthia Tate, State Services Liaison, NCIT Hub Lead, BUILD Initiative

May 18, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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