June 21 Webinar: Using the Family First Act to Finance Child Welfare Programs

Posted May 17, 2018
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Leading with evidence and informing practice with research

On June 21, the Annie E. Casey and William T. Grant foun­da­tions are host­ing a spe­cial webi­nar devot­ed to help­ing child wel­fare lead­ers under­stand how the Fam­i­ly First Pre­ven­tion Ser­vices Act can impact and enhance their work with chil­dren and families.

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Passed by Con­gress in Feb­ru­ary 2018, Fam­i­ly First has been hailed as the largest over­haul of the Unit­ed States fos­ter care sys­tem in decades. The law, which is designed to keep fam­i­lies togeth­er, offers states new oppor­tu­ni­ties to receive fed­er­al fund­ing for evi­dence-based pro­gram­ing that pre­vents the need for fos­ter care.

Dur­ing the ses­sion, a pan­el of experts will also dis­cuss the crit­i­cal role that evi­dence-based pro­grams can play in pre­vent­ing child abuse, pre­serv­ing fam­i­lies, address­ing trau­ma and man­ag­ing behav­ioral issues.

This webi­nar is the sec­ond install­ment of a four-part series called Lead­ing With Evi­dence: Inform­ing Prac­tice With Research. The series stems from Lead­ing with Evi­dence con­fer­ences, where child wel­fare lead­ers, researchers and pro­gram devel­op­ers join togeth­er to under­stand and advance the use of evi­dence in child wel­fare prac­tice. The Casey and Grant foun­da­tions host­ed these con­fer­ences in Bal­ti­more in 2016 and 2017.

Webi­nar Information

What: Fund­ing Evi­dence-Based Pro­grams in Child Wel­fare: Impli­ca­tions of the Fam­i­ly First Pre­ven­tion Ser­vices Act

When: Thurs­day, June 21, 2018, at 1 p.m. EDT


  • Mod­er­a­tor Suzanne Barnard, direc­tor of the Casey Foundation’s Evi­dence-Based Prac­tice Group
  • Mar­garet Fly­nn-Khan, part­ner at Main­spring Consulting
  • Kristin O’Connor, assis­tant chief of child wel­fare ser­vices with the North Car­oli­na Divi­sion of Social Services

Event pass­word: Funding

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