Share your perspective through the Family Voices United campaign!
Some young people in foster care have difficult behaviors as a result of their trauma. What support could be provided to a family to keep a child in-home, rather than placed in a facility? *
Please provide your answer in 250 words or less. The box will expand as you type.
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(Such as a youth board, peer support group, parent partner or kinship support council)
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--> Understanding how it matters
Did you know that the Family First Prevention Services Act also seeks to reduce the use of congregate or group care for young people in foster care and instead places a new emphasis on permanency? States will not receive federal reimbursement for children and youth placed in group home settings. Approved settings, known as qualified residential treatment programs, must use a trauma-informed treatment model, employ licensed clinical staff, and includes family members in the treatment plans and programs. Family First creates an opportunity and understanding of the trauma young people in care experience and the needed services and supports to invest in the healing and well-being of foster youth. Want to learn more? Contact with questions.
Please submit by June 17th to be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card!
By submitting your answer, you are providing us and our partners (Casey Family Programs, Children's Trust Fund Alliance, FosterClub and Generations United) permission to feature your perspective through publications, web resources, and social media. We share those resources with policymakers and other stakeholders. We may edit slightly for grammar and clarity without changing the meaning.

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We will be drawing winners following the deadline. Priority will be given to youth, kinship caregivers and parents who submit.
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