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Family First Prevention Services Act

As part of the recent congressional funding actions designed to keep the government afloat, lawmakers enacted the Family First Prevention Services Act, enabling Social Security to enable funding for families at risk of entering the foster care system. An article posted on by Aída Chávez and Ryan Grim reports that the opioid epidemic sweeping the country had swelled the ranks of children needing foster care, has generated the need for states to have the ability to “use federal matching funds for programs addressing mental health, substance abuse, family counseling, and parent skills training — to keep at-risk children from entering the foster care system in the first place. It’s meant to help families stay together.” Read the article here…


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