The Children's Bureau (CB) hosted a webinar to share the lessons and experiences of two jurisdictions whose Title IV-E Prevention Plans received approval from CB. The webinar's intent was to provide child welfare leaders and their partners with perspectives, tips, and guidance on developing and implementing prevention plans to support their unique needs while taking advantage of the provisions within the Family First Prevention Services Act (Family First).
The webinar, Title IV-E Prevention Plan Implementation Updates, only allowed 500 participants to join. These podcasts allow those who were not able to participate to listen in. In "Family First – Title IV-E Prevention Plan Implementation Updates - Part 1," leaders from two jurisdictions—Washington, DC and Utah—speak about their different approaches to implementing Family First. Part 2 provides the audio from the second half of the webinar, where tips and guidance from CB are presented and the child welfare leaders from Washington, DC and Utah answer questions from webinar attendees.
The following individuals are featured in this episode:
- Brenda Donald, director, Washington DC Child and Family Services Agency
- Cossette Mills, Federal operations administrator, Utah Division of Child and Family Services
Topics discussed include the following:
- Which workgroups and partners each jurisdiction brought together to develop their plans
- How lessons learned from Title IV-E waiver experiences influenced plans
- Why jurisdictions chose to include, or not include, programs included in the Title IV-E Clearinghouse