Source: Center for the Study of Social Policy
Topic: Mental Health/Health, Social Justice
Population Focus: LGBTQ Youth
The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) marks a substantial movement toward child welfare reform by beginning to bring child welfare financing into alignment with what research tells us is best for children and families: keeping children in their homes whenever safe and possible, and —when children have to be placed in foster care — ensuring they are in the most family-like, least restrictive setting that will meet their needs. Through FFPSA, there’s a significant opportunity for child welfare systems to address existing disparities for LGBTQ+ children, youth, and families.