Resources address ways to identify and manage funding for family support and preservation services, including State and local examples.
State and Local Government Family Strengthening Initiatives (PDF - 132 KB)
National Human Services Assembly Family Strengthening Policy Center (2006)
Highlights examples of family strengthening initiatives implemented by State and local policymakers to foster interagency coordination, level the economic playing field for families, focus government resources, and foster cross-sector collaboration.
Two Years Later: Impacts of Select ARRA Programs for Low-Income Workers and Families (PDF - 282 KB)
Center for Law and Social Policy (2011)
Provides a brief overview of what each program received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in 2009 and 2010 and how it translated into benefits for low-income workers and families two years later.
Case Studies: Use of Flexible Funding in Indiana's Child Welfare Demonstration: Part of a Comprehensive Evaluation of the Indiana Title IV-E Child Welfare Waiver Demonstration (PDF - 455 KB)
Sapokaite, Filonow, & Siegel (2010)
Indiana Department of Child Services & Institute of Applied Research
Presents a report of case studies conducted as part of the comprehensive evaluation of Indiana's title IV-E child welfare waiver demonstration to determine whether the need for and use of foster care could be reduced significantly through the provision of a broader set of support and wrap-around services to children and their families.
Pressures and Possibilities: Supporting Families and Children at Home
White, Hurley, & Solow (Eds.)
Child Welfare Watch, 14, 2007
Examines New York City's family support system, including targeted funding efforts to help nonprofit agencies serve hard-to-help families, and makes policy recommendations to improve the safety net for families.
Systems of Care Financing Model: New Jersey Statewide Approach Utilizing Both Medicaid and Non-Medicaid Funds (PDF - 221 KB)
Summarizes the financing model used to find a system of care in New Jersey that provides services to both Medicaid and non-Medicaid children with acute mental health needs and serious emotional disturbances.
Upside Down Child Protection: Failing to Fund Family-Based Protective Services Forces Kids Into More Expensive Foster Care (Word - 183 KB)
Center for Public Policy Priorities
Discusses the cost effectiveness of providing family-based protective services and compares them to covering the costs of foster care placement in Texas.