Family First Prevention Services Act: What It Means for Residential Providers - Part One

Schuyler Siefker - St. Augustine Youth Services, Residential Sub-Committee Co-Chair | Chris Dyer - Heartland for Children, Residential Sub-Committee Co-Chair | Lisette Burton, JD - Vice President, National Advocacy and Public Policy, Boys Town Public Policy Chair | Diane DeMark - Vice President of Operations, Community Based Care Integrated Health | Meslissa Jaacks - Chief of Staff, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | Zandra Odum, MEd - Project Management Consultant, Office of Child Welfare, Florida Department of Children and Families

July 23, 2018

Training Description

The recently-passed Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) includes a number of provisions to prevent children from entering foster care by allowing federal reimbursement for mental health services, substance use treatment, and in-home parenting skill training. This forum provides important information regarding the changes in the law, specifically focusing on the limitation of the use of residential care for children and youth served by the child welfare system. Presenters discuss potential impacts of the law on both a national and state level.