On Wednesday, July 24, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) released two 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.

Healthy Families America (HFA) is a nationally accredited home visiting program that was developed by Prevent Child Abuse America. HFA received a rating as a well-supported practice. Methadone Maintenance Therapy (MMT) is a SAMSHA certified medication-assisted treatment program that has to be administered by clinicians in federally-certified and licensed treatment programs for individuals with an opioid use disorder. MMT received a rating as a promising practice.

Motivational Interviewing is still under review and the rating will be released soon. The Clearinghouse has rated 12 programs and services for mental health services, substance abuse prevention and treatment services, in-home parent skill-based programs, and kinship navigator programs. The Prevention Services Clearinghouse will continue to select additional programs and services for review and per guidance from the Children’s Bureau last week, 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/.

About the Author:

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

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