Title IV-E

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

COVID-Era Child Welfare Financing Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic caused an unprecedented global health crisis that disrupted daily life and presented unique challenges to child welfare agencies across the United States. Child welfare agencies contended with complex decisions on how, when, and if to transition … Read More

Implementing Child Welfare IT Systems Using “Low Code” Solutions

Purchasing or building software solutions to support child welfare practice can be a daunting task. These complex systems can be expensive and must meet the needs of a diverse group of users throughout the title IV-E agency. Many software companies … Read More

Child Welfare and FFPSA

The landmark bipartisan Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) represents sweeping reforms to federal child welfare policy, and it provides significant new opportunities for states to improve the health and well-being of children of all ages, including very young children … Read More

Spotlight on the Title IV-E Prevention Program and the Family First Prevention Services Act

CBX edition highlights the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), which was enacted to enhance support services for families to help children remain at home, reduce the unnecessary use of congregate care, and build the capacity of communities to support … Read More