On Friday, March 6, 2020, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) released six more Title IV-E Prevention Services programs and services ratings for the Title IV-E Prevention Services in accordance with the Family First Prevention Services Act.
These practices include mental health services, substance abuse prevention and treatment services, in-home parent skill-based programs, and kinship navigator programs. Only one program met the well-supported rating, Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT), and only one service met the supported rating, SafeCare.
Four programs and services received the rating of does not currently meet the criteria. Nurturing Parenting Program for Parents & Their Infants, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (NPP-ITP), Nurturing Parenting Program for Parents & Their School Age Children 5 to 11 Years (NPP 5-11), and Ohio’s Kinship Supports Intervention/ProtectOHIO received the rating of does not currently meet the criteria because no studies of the programs achieved a rating of moderate or high on design and execution. Seeking Safety is rated as does not currently meet criteria to receive a rating because no studies of the program that achieved a rating of moderate or high on design and execution demonstrated a favorable effect on a target outcome.
The Prevention Services Clearinghouse will continue to review additional programs and services, states should continue to include in their state plans prevention services and programs that have not yet been listed.
For more information on the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse visit https://preventionservices.abtsites.com/.