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Washington State Institute for Public Policy

Family First Prevention Services Act Collaborative Research Study

The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) requires federally funded programs that aim to improve child welfare be evidenced-based and to be reviewed independently of the organization implementing them if not already approved by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The Department of Children, Youth, & Families (DCYF) has contracted with WSIPP to complete an evidentiary review of seven practices of interest to determine if they meet the effectiveness criteria of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in child welfare populations to reduce the need for foster care placement.

These seven programs are:

  1. Parent-Child Home (aka Parent-Child Plus)
  2. Circle of Security
  3. Promoting First Relationships (PFR)
  4. Aggression Replacement Therapy (ART)
  5. Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP)
  6. PC-Care (PCIT UC Davis adaptation)
  7. Concrete Goods

This review of evidence is due to the DCYF by June 30, 2021.

Bailey Ingraham, (360) 664-9072