On Thursday, March 26, 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, Homebuilders, and only one service met the promising rating, Child-Parent Psychotherapy.

Four programs and services received the rating of does not currently meet the criteria. Family Behavior Therapy – Adolescent (Adolescent FBT), Family Behavior Therapy – Adult (Adult FBT), and Solution Based Casework (SBC) received the rating because no studies met eligibility criteria for review. Family Behavior Therapy – Adult with Child Welfare Supplement (Adult FBT-CWS) received the rating because no studies of the program achieved a rating of moderate or high on design and execution.

For more information on the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse visit https://preventionservices.abtsites.com/.

About the Author:

John Sciamanna is CWLA's Vice President of Public Policy.

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