How can mental health services help support families? Hear directly from the voices of lived experience!
The passage of the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018 now provides states, tribes, and territories with the option to use federal child welfare funds for prevention activities, including mental health services. These services can be provided to children at imminent risk of placement into foster care, pregnant or parenting youth in foster care, and parents and/or relative caregivers of children at imminent risk.
As mental health services are being implemented across the country, it's critical for leaders to consider the perspectives of individuals who have first-hand experience with the child welfare system.