Which IV-E Prevention Services will Georgia fund?

The state made a final determination of which services to include in its IV-E plan in 2021.

The Family First Act Prevention Services Workgroup met six times in spring 2021 to form recommendations for an aligned Family First Act preventive services array. The workgroup’s recommendations were reviewed by the multi-agency Leadership Advisory Council, the DFCS Family First Steering Committee and the DFCS Director before the Director ultimately approved the services to be included in Georgia’s  IV-E plan. The draft narrative plan was submitted to the federal Children’s Bureau in fall 2021.

The five services included in Georgia’s plan are:

  • Brief Strategic Family Therapy
  • Functional Family Therapy
  • Healthy Families America
  • Multi-systemic Therapy
  • Parents as Teachers
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