FYA Learning Session: Family First Prevention Act Webinar
FYA Learning Sessions are webinars on emerging issues, policies, and practices in foster youth organizing and child welfare
The Family First Prevention Services Act realigns federal financing and provides child welfare systems with opportunities to shift practice to better serve children and families. However, in order to achieve the intended results of the legislation, implementation is key. This webinar provides participants with a high-level overview of key provisions within the Family First Prevention Services Act and opportunities to leverage the bill to achieve system reform that promotes better outcomes for youth and families.
Alexandra Citrin, Senior Associate, is an expert in child welfare policy and practice and its effect on communities of color, LGBTQ+ youth, and immigrant families. Citrin has been deeply involved in working with states and national partners to understand the complexities and requirements of the Family First Prevention Services Act and identifying opportunities within the bill to advance child welfare system reform efforts both as it relates to prevention services and the reduction of congregate care.