ACF Blog: Family First a Good First Step, but True Prevention is Key

This blog post from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF) refers to an article written by Jerry Milner, associate commissioner of the Children’s Bureau and acting commissioner for ACF’s Administration for Children, Youth and Families. This article for The Chronicle of Social Change pertains to the Family First Prevention Services Act. The Act is legislation passed as part of the spending bill that changes the funding structure for the child welfare system by trying to prevent at-risk children from entering the foster care system. Milner praises the Act but concentrates on other actions that need to take place to get to true prevention.
Record Type: 
Stakeholder Resource
Publication Date: 
February, 2018
Date: 
February 2018
Source: 
Partner Resources
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Supportive Services
    • Child Welfare
  • Special Populations
    • Children Impacted by Toxic Stress