A new webinar explores how to approach three important considerations in financing prevention services under the Family First Prevention Services Act. It is the latest session in a series from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the William T. Grant Foundation that is focused on implementing evidence-based practices in child welfare.
The 60-minute webinar, Planning for Family First Prevention Services: Three Key Fiscal Elements to Consider, previews a tool being piloted with several states that helps child welfare leaders analyze the fiscal implications of services for children and families. During the session, participants learn about estimating:
the costs of evidence-based programs as well as case management and other administrative support;
the revenues to offset costs, including projecting the Title IV-E revenue that a state can draw down and considering other potential sources of revenue, such as Medicaid; and
projected cost savings in spending on out-of-home placements and related administrative costs generated by successful implementation of prevention services.