Evidenced Based Practices

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The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), enacted as part of Public Law (P.L.) 115–123, authorized new optional title IV-E funding for time-limited prevention services for mental health, substance use, and in-home parent skill-based programs for children or youth who are candidates for foster care, pregnant or parenting youth in foster care, and the parents or kin caregivers of those children and youth. The State of Maine worked closely with the Evidenced Based Practice Stakeholder workgroup along with other statewide stakeholders to develop a proposed approach to implement evidenced based services in Maine to support and strengthen families in an effort to safely prevent children from entering foster care.

For more information about the Evidenced Based Practice expectations and proposed service array or to learn more about how you can be involved in this initiative, please contact OCFS Family First Program Manager Christine Theriault at Christine.Theriault@maine.gov or 207-624-7914