New Opportunities for Kinship Families: Action Steps to Implement the Family First Prevention Services Act in Your Community
Family First brief developed by ABA Center on Children and the Law, Children's Defense Fund and Generations United that highlights provisions that help kinship families, along with steps caregivers, advocates, and other leaders can take to help implement the Family First Act. Includes a chart comparing services and supports for kin before and after the Family First Act. (December 2018).
National Model Family Foster Home Licensing Standards, ACYF-CB-IM-19-01
On February 4, 2019, the Children’s Bureau released final National Model Family Foster Home Licensing Standards (National Model), as required by the Family First Prevention Services Act. The Children’s Bureau used the NARA Model Family Foster Home Licensing Standards (NARA Model) as the “main source” for its proposed National Model, and then accorded it “considerable deference” in deciding whether to modify the proposed National Model.
FAQ on the National Model Foster Family Home Licensing Standards
Generations United prepared 10 questions and answers concerning this new Model, the NARA Model on which it "relied heavily" and Family First Act reporting requirements (2019).
Considerations for Federal Register Comments on proposed Model National Family Foster Home Licensing Standards
The proposed Model National Family Foster Home Licensing Standards are a requirement of the Family First Prevention Services Act. This resource was developed jointly by National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA), Generations United & American Bar Association (ABA) Center on Children and the Law to assist those who wish to comment on these proposed standards (September 2018).
Family First Prevention Services Act Brief Summary: Implications for Grandfamilies
Detailed summary of the kinship provisions of the Family First Prevention Services Act developed by Generations United adapted from the Children’s Defense Fund’s detailed summary below.
Kin First: Policies to Support Children in Families and Prepare to Meet the Requirements of Family First Prevention Services Act
Kin First document developed by CHAMPS New York to help promote better outcomes for children in foster care and support NY counties in preparing to meet the requirements of FFPSA.
Generations United - March 20, 2018 Webinar on The Family First Prevention Services Act: Implications for Grandfamilies
Recording and Power Point Slides
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Using New Federal Funding Opportunities to Develop Effective Kinship Navigator Programs Webinars
Regional webinars delivered on accessing new federal funding available under the Family First Prevention Services Act for states, tribes and U.S. territories and developing high quality, evidence-based programs. This webinar featured presentations from national experts, local programs, and kinship caregivers. It also includes information about how to develop programs to meet evidence-based standards and highlight opportunities for further technical assistance. Hosted by Generations United as part of a regional webinar series supported by Casey Family Programs.