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|Document Title:||Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse [Website].|
|Corporate Author:||Abt Associates.
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Title IV- E Prevention Services Clearinghouse.
|Abstract:||This searchable website explains the Title IV- E Prevention Services Clearinghouse was established by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to conduct an objective and transparent review of research on programs and services intended to provide enhanced support to children and families and prevent foster care placements. The Prevention Services Clearinghouse, developed in accordance with the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) as codified in Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, rates programs and services as well-supported, supported, promising, or does not currently meet criteria. Users are able to...more|
|Document Title:||Intervention In Foster Family Care: A Systematic Review.|
|Personal Author:||Bergström, Martin.,Cederblad, Marianne.,Håkansson, Kickan.|
|Abstract:||Objective: Foster family care is associated with adverse short- and long-term consequences for the child. A systematic review was conducted on interventions for foster children and foster careers. Method: A comprehensive search process was used to find eligible interventions evaluated in randomized controlled trials or quasi-experimental studies. The quality of studies was assessed with GRADE, and effects were synthesized using meta-analytic methods. Results: In all, 28 publications of 18 interventions, including 5,357 children, were identified. Only three specific interventions had sufficient confidence of evidence. No study had examined tools for foster parent selection nor had evaluated preservice programs related to outcomes....more|
|Document Title:||Do Intensive In-Home Services Prevent Placement?: A Case Study of Youth Villages’ Intercept® Program.|
|Personal Author:||Huhr, Scott.,Wulczyn, Fred.|
|Abstract:||This report presents the results of a study that investigated whether Youth Village’s Intercept program (previously known as YVIntercept) had a demonstrable impact on the likelihood of out-of-home placement for children at risk of placement who were referred to the program by the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS). Intercept is an integrated approach to in-home parenting skill development that offers a variety of evidence-based and best practices to meet the individualized needs of a family and young person. Intercept staff work with families with children who are at risk of either entry or re-entry into State custody so as to...more|
|Document Title:||Program Evaluation: Short-Term Foster Care Placements [New Mexico].|
|Corporate Author:||New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee, Program Evaluation Unit.|
|Abstract:||This report discusses the findings of an evaluation of the short-term placements of children in foster care in New Mexico. For the evaluation, the review team evaluated relevant State statute, agency-wide policies, procedures, and rules; relevant performance measures, administrative data, and related documents; Children Youth, and Families Department (CYFD) Protective Services, AFCARS, and other agency data; interviewed Protective Services staff including regional office managers, county office managers, and case worker investigators; interviewed State, county, and city law enforcement agencies; and conducted limited research of statute and procedures of other States. Findings indicate: short-term placements in foster care lead to potential detrimental...more|
|Document Title:||Assessing Caregiver Usability of the National Training and Development Curriculum for Foster and Adoptive Parents.|
|Personal Author:||Salazar, Amy M.,Day, Angelique.,Feltner, Alanna.,Lopez, Jacquelene M.,Garcia-Rosales, Katherine V.,Vanderwill, Lori A.,Boo, Mary.,Ornelas, Laura A.,Wright, Leslie B.,Haggerty, Kevin P.|
|Abstract:||Most foster and adoptive caregiver training curricula show limited effectiveness in improving the preparation ofcaregivers to care for foster and adoptive children and youth. In 2017, in response to the need for evidence-basedand comprehensive training for foster and adoptive parents, the United States Children's Bureau initiated acooperative agreement to fund the development of the National Training and Development Curriculum forFoster and Adoptive Parents (NTDC). As part of the curriculum development process, caregiver usability testswere conducted to assess caregiver perceptions of the structure of the three primary training components: (a) thecaregiver self-assessment, (b) the classroom-based training curriculum, and (c) Right Time training...more|
|Document Title:||Implications of COVID-19 on the Research and Evaluation Provisions of the Family First Act.|
|Personal Author:||Jordan, Elizabeth.,McKlindon, Amy.|
|Abstract:||This brief explains the federal Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018 was designed to help children at risk of entering foster care remain safely with their families, and to help children already in foster care live with families rather than in group homes or congregate care settings. It achieves this goal is through expanding Title IV-E of the Social Security Act to include evidence-based mental health, substance abuse, and in-home parenting programs that prevent entry to foster care. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact families and the child welfare system, this brief describes anticipated implementation challenges within the evidence...more|
|Document Title:||Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse Handbook of Standards and Procedures: Version 1.0.|
|Personal Author:||Wilson, Sandra Jo.,Price, Cristofer S.,Kerns, Suzanne E. U.,Dastrup, Samuel R.,Brown, Scott R.|
|Abstract:||This handbook provides a detailed description of the standards used to identify and review programs and services for the Prevention Services Clearinghouse and the procedures followed by the Prevention Services Clearinghouse staff. It begins by discussing the purpose of the Title-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse to systematically review research on programs and services intended to provide enhanced support to children and families and prevent foster care placements. The Prevention Services Clearinghouse rates programs and services as promising, supported, and well-supported practices. These practices include mental health prevention and treatment services, substance abuse prevention and treatment services, an in-home parent skill-based programs, as...more|
|Document Title:||How Australia can invest in children and return more: A news look at the the $15b cost of late action.|
|Personal Author:||Teager, William.,Fox, Stacey.,Stafford, Neil.|
|Abstract:||This report reveals how much Australian governments spend every year because children and young people have reached a crisis point and highlights the opportunity of earlier and wiser investment in children to improve the lives of young Australians while reducing pressure on government budgets. The report calculates annual expenditure on the acute, statutory, and essential benefits and services provided by government that become necessary once children or young people are experiencing serious issues. Findings indicate Australia spends $15.2 billion every year because children and young people experience serious issues that require crisis services, equating to $607 for every Australian or $1,912...more|
|Document Title:||Specialized Foster Care in Nevada: State Fiscal Year 2018, July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.|
|Corporate Author:||Nevada Division of Child and Family Services.|
|Abstract:||This annual report discusses the number of children in specialized foster care in Nevada for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2018. Findings from the report indicate: during SFY 2018 all jurisdictions continued to maintain compliance with the new requirements for specialized foster care, including use of an evidence-based model such as Together Facing the Challenge (TFTC) and requirements for data collection and oversight; 802 youth were served in specialized foster care placements during SFY 2018, and 710 were present in a specialized foster care placement for greater than 90 days at some time during the fiscal year; Nevada’s Specialized Foster Care Program...more|
|Document Title:||State of Child Welfare 2019: Executive Summary.|
|Corporate Author:||Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children.
The Porch Light Project.
|Abstract:||This executive summary discusses findings from the 10th annual State of Child Welfare report which provides a 5-year analysis of how Pennsylvania fares with practices around child safety, placement, and permanency. Information is provided on the changes made to the Child Protective Services Law due to heightened public awareness of failures and flaws in the child welfare system that have resulted in a 76% increase in child protective services referral between 2013 and 2017, a 24% increase in reports since the State began capturing general protective services referrals in 2015, and an increase of 16% in in-home service rates since 2014....more|