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 by incentivizing states to reduce placement of children in congregate care.

WORKGROUPS:

 Candidacy   Community Partnership   Fiscal And Revenue Enhancement    Kinship and Foster Care     Program and Service Array 

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Contact us:  dcfctfamilyfirst@ct.gov
Handouts
Master Meeting Dates List  (updated 1/21/20)
PowerPoint Presentations
Public Act
Reports/Plans
Videos
Watch the Kick-Off

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Handouts

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PowerPoint Presentations:

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Reports/Plans

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Videos

 

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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