Faculty Attends Conference on Changes to Family First Prevention Service Act

Alyssa Reynolds looks to Eleanor Roosevelt
Alyssa Reynolds visits the Franklin Roosevelt Memorial in Wash. DC

Alyssa Reynolds, the School of Social Work’s Title IV-E Scholars Coordinator, recently returned from the 2019 National Conference which focused on meeting the changes to the Family First Prevention Services Act. (FFPSA).

The conference looked at ways organizations will need to change in order to meet the new opportunities and challenges of the Family First Prevention Services Act.

Before FFPSA a majority of federal money benefited children in foster care. Now federal funds can be allocated for child welfare prevention services with the focus on services that include mental health and substance use treatment and prevention, and in-home skill-based services.  For more detailed information about FFPSA check out MSW student interns’, Isa Noriega and Nondo Mialano’s excellent presentation Family-First-Prevention-Service-Act-FFPSA on the subject.