Putting Family First

Developing an Evidence-Based Child Welfare Preventive Practice Model

This paper provides guidance for state child welfare agencies on what to consider when developing a preventive practice model that aligns with the requirements of the Family First Prevention Services Act. Learn how to address the unique needs of families and ensure the quality of programs and practices.

March 20, 2020

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What’s the Return on Investment?

Using Placement Analysis to Measure Child Welfare Costs

In this brief, child welfare leaders and agencies learn about an approach, called placement day analysis, that calculates the financial impact of diverting or shortening child welfare placements. Equipped with this information, decision makers can identify the right interventions and program changes to invest in moving forward.

August 19, 2019

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