Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse Ratings for the First 10 Programs and Services

On Thursday, June 20, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) released the first ten Prevention Services Clearinghouse rated programs and services that received well-supported, supported, promising, or does not currently meet the criteria 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. Five programs and services met the criteria for well-supported: Functional Family Therapy, Multisystemic Therapy, Nurse-Family Partnership, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, and Parents as Teachers. Only one program met the supported rating, Families Facing the Future, and only one service met the promising rating, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Three programs and services received the rating of does not currently meet the criteria, they are Children’s Home Society of New Jersey Kinship Navigator Model, Kinship Interdisciplinary Navigation Technologically-Advanced Model (KIN-Tech), and the Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect.

There are three programs/ services, Healthy Families America, Methadone Maintenance, and Motivational Interviewing that are still under review and expected to receive ratings soon.

For more information regarding the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse, click here visit the website.

About the Author:

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

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