Family First and Beyond: A Mindful Look at Serving Children and Families in a Post-Waiver Environment

CWDA Conference/Symposium Presentation

This session will explore the current landscape of federal and state-level efforts to implement the Families First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), including prevention efforts already underway, activities to implement the prevention components of FFPSA as well as opportunities to build upon California’s Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) work. Discussion will include county-level efforts to transition from a waiver environment and the implications to both waiver and
non-waiver counties, and potential impacts on special populations including kin caregivers, homeless youth, pregnant-parenting foster youth, children impacted by commercial sexual exploitation (CSEC) and parents in residential treatment programs. This session will encourage discussion of how best to leverage FFPSA to improve outcomes for children and families through a collaborative process.

  • Moderator – Diana Boyer: Director of Policy, Child Welfare and Older Adult Services, CWDA
  • Angie Schwartz: Policy Director, Alliance for Children’s Rights
  • Dan Kaplan: Deputy Director for Administration, San Francisco Human Services Agency
  • Joan Miller: Deputy Director Family and Children’s Services Division, City and County of San Francisco Human Services Agency
  • Greg Rose: Deputy Director, CDSS

Download the FFPSA Presentation