The Family First Prevention Services Act: A Two-Part Series from Introduction to Implementation. Part One: An Overview of Family First Requirements


Tuesday July 14, 2020 01:00 PM - Tuesday July 14, 2020 02:00 PM EDT

NAWRS, with sponsorship from APHSA and Public Consulting Group, would like to invite you to a two-part virtual session to learn about the Family First Prevention Service Act (FFSPA). NAWRS is a non-profit association whose purpose is to promote the exchange of ideas on how research and statistical analysis can contribute to the development and administration of effective human services programs. These sessions are geared towards state and local human services administrators, researchers, and policy folks interested in developing a greater understanding of the FFSPA, with an emphasis on the Title IV-E Prevention Services Program, and how it more broadly impacts the delivery and evaluation of human services programs. Each session will be 60 minutes in length.

In Part One, federal staff and their contracting partner will provide a high-level overview of the Family First legislation, with an emphasis on the Title IV-E Prevention Services Program, and an overview of the OPRE evidence review and the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse. The session will provide state administrators and evaluators with an understanding of what study designs and statistical analyses are required for future studies to meet the clearinghouse’s evidence review standards.

Speakers
-Dori Sneddon~Child Welfare Program Specialist, The Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families
-Christine Fortunato~Senior Social Science Research Analyst, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families
-Sandra Wilson~Principal Associate, Social & Economic Policy, Abt Associates
-Lauren Antelo~Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives, Administration for Children and Families
-Meg Dygert~Policy Associate, Child Welfare & Family Well-Being, APHSA