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Connecticut Family First

The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) was signed into law as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act on February 9, 2018. This act reforms the federal child welfare financing streams, Title IV-E and Title IV-B of the Social Security Act, to provide services to families who are at risk of entering the child welfare system. The bill aims to prevent children from entering foster care by allowing federal reimbursement for mental health services, substance use treatment, and in-home parenting skill training. It also seeks to improve the well-being of children already in foster care by incentivizing states to reduce placement of children in congregate care.

Connecticut's Family First Prevention Plan is now available to view!

Full Plan
Executive Summary (English)

We are so grateful to our 400+ community partners who have helped with the creation of the Family First Prevention Plan.  Keep checking this page for updates as we move from planning to implementation over the next few months. 

 

COMMITTEES / WORKGROUPS:

Candidacy   Community Partnership
 Fiscal And Revenue Enhancement Infrastructure Practice and Policy 
 Governance  Kinship and Foster Care
 Program and Service Array Intensive Treatment 24/7 (QRTP) 

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Contact us: 

dcfctfamilyfirst@ct.gov
Handouts
PowerPoint Presentations
Public Act
Reports/Plans
Videos
Watch the Kick-Off
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Handouts

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PowerPoint Presentations: (all Committees)

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Reports/Plans

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Videos


Family First Re-Launch (September 29, 2020), Watch the Full Event

FamilyFirstVideo
Family First Summit (January 8, 2020), Watch the Afternoon Session

 

Jerry Milner

Jerry Milner:  Transforming the Child Welfare System: A Message from Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner at the Children’s Bureau

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Watch the Kick-off: 

Family First Video

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Public Act

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