Handbook of Standards and Procedures

Introduction This Prevention Services Clearinghouse Handbook of Standards and Procedures, Version 2.0 (Handbook Version 2.0) provides a detailed description of the standards used to identify and review programs and services for the Prevention Services Clearinghouse and the procedures followed by … Read More


I. PURPOSE AND APPROACH Home visiting for pregnant and parenting families with young children is a proven, evidencedriven strategy that enhances family and child well-being, supports improved maternal and child health outcomes, and helps families connect to important community services. … Read More

The Biden-Harris Administration Awards $20 Million to Launch First National Center to Support Mental Health Services in the Child Welfare System

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) through the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) awarded $20 million to launch the first-ever National Center for Child Welfare Competent Mental Health Services (the Center). As part of HHS’ Roadmap … Read More

Disrupting Stigma: How Understanding, Empathy, and Connection Can Improve Outcomes for Families Affected by Substance Use and Mental Disorders

Stigma specifically related to child abuse, neglect, and prenatal substance exposure affects the attitudes of healthcare and treatment professionals; child welfare and court professionals; social service agencies and workers; as well as family, friends, and most notably, the person with … Read More