On Wednesday, February 10, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) released four 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.


The Family Check-UP® is a brief, strengths-based intervention model for children ages 2 through 17. Family Check-Up received a rating as a well-supported practice. Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents is an adaptation of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) but is used to treat adolescents with depressive disorders. IPT-A received a rating as a promising practice. 


Two programs and services received the rating of does not currently meet the criteria. Family Centered Treatment and the Matrix Model received the 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.


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