Webinar: How to Conduct a Fiscal Analysis for Family First Prevention Services

Posted July 24, 2020
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Photo credit: Susie Fitzhugh for the Casey Foundation

In a webi­nar, experts describe how child wel­fare lead­ers can use a new resource from the Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion to devel­op a fis­cal analy­sis of pre­ven­tion ser­vices pro­vid­ed under the fed­er­al Fam­i­ly First Pre­ven­tion Ser­vices Act (Fam­i­ly First) and shares the expe­ri­ence of a state leader who pilot­ed the tools.

The 60-minute webi­nar, Fam­i­ly First Pre­ven­tion Ser­vices: Con­duct­ing a Fis­cal Analy­sis, walks par­tic­i­pants through the Foundation’s new Fam­i­ly First Pre­ven­tion Ser­vices Act Fis­cal Analy­sis Guide and Tools. This resource is designed to help state and local child wel­fare lead­ers max­i­mize oppor­tu­ni­ties — new­ly avail­able through Fam­i­ly First — aimed at pre­vent­ing chil­dren from enter­ing fos­ter care. Lead­ers can use the guide, two Excel work­books and exam­ple spread­sheets to explore key deci­sions relat­ed to imple­ment­ing Fam­i­ly First pre­ven­tion ser­vices and to esti­mate costs, rev­enues and poten­tial savings.

The webi­nar fea­tures Mar­garet Fly­nn-Khan of Main­spring Con­sult­ing, who cre­at­ed the guide and tools for the Foun­da­tion, along with Ros­aline Tupou, child wel­fare pro­gram devel­op­ment admin­is­tra­tor from the Hawaii Depart­ment of Human Ser­vices. Hawaii was one of two states to pilot the tools in devel­op­ing plans for Fam­i­ly First.

The webi­nar is part of the webi­nar series Lead­ing With Evi­dence: Inform­ing Prac­tice With Research, which focus­es on how child wel­fare lead­ers, researchers and pro­gram devel­op­ers can work togeth­er to advance the use of evi­dence in the child wel­fare field. Suzanne Barnard, direc­tor of the Foundation’s Evi­dence-Based Prac­tice Group, mod­er­at­ed the session.

Read or down­load the slides from this webinar

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