Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative: Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act

Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act

The goal of the Center for States is to raise awareness and provide resources to support the implementation of the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (P.L. 113-183) provisions. Signed into law on September 29, 2014, P.L. 113-183 amends the title IV-E foster care program and presents new child welfare requirements on several provisions, including identifying, reporting, and determining appropriate services for child and youth victims of sex trafficking and youth at risk; and implementing a reasonable and prudent parent standard (RPPS) for foster parents and child care providers to promote developmentally appropriate activities and "normalcy" for children and youth in foster care. Peer networking opportunities to spread best practices will also be used to build capacity.

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