FAQs

The Clearinghouse has developed a working list of the next programs and services planned for systematic review. The programs and services were identified and prioritized using the Clearinghouse’s Handbook of Standards and Procedures. Particular consideration was given to programs and services recommended by State or local government administrators; rated by other clearinghouses (such as CEBC or HomVEE); recommended by federal partners; and/or evaluated as part of grants supported by the Children’s Bureau (such as the Title IV-E Child Welfare Demonstrations or Regional Partnership Grants).

This working list, presented in alphabetical order within each program or service area, may be changed in accordance with the Clearinghouse’s Handbook of Standards and Procedures and as needed to support implementation of ACYF-CB-PI-19-06, Transitional Payments for the Title IV-E Prevention and Family Services and Programs.

Mental Health:
Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up [also listed under in-home parent skill-based]
Brief Strategic Family Therapy [also listed under substance abuse and in-home parent-skill based]
Child Parent Psychotherapy
Incredible Years
Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Multidimensional Family Therapy [also listed under substance abuse and in-home parent-skill based]
Solution Based Casework
Triple P – Positive Parenting Program

Substance Abuse:
Brief Strategic Family Therapy [also listed under mental health and in-home parent skill-based]
Family Behavior Therapy
Multidimensional Family Therapy [also listed under mental health and in-home parent skill-based]
Seeking Safety
The Seven Challenges

In-home Parent Skill-based:
Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up [also listed under mental health]
Brief Strategic Family Therapy [also listed under mental health and substance abuse]
Homebuilders
Multidimensional Family Therapy [also listed under mental health and substance abuse]
Nurturing Parenting
SafeCare

Kinship Navigator:
Ohio's Kinship Supports Intervention/ProtectOHIO
YMCA Kinship Support Services, YMCA Youth and Family Services of San Diego County

NOTE: If there are multiple formal adaptations of a program or service, the Clearinghouse may select one adaptation for review. This is intended to maximize the number of different programs and services reviewed. The Clearinghouse aims to review and rate as many programs and services as quickly as possible and will continue to release ratings for programs and services on a rolling basis.

Our goal is to review and rate as many programs and services as quickly as possible to support states’ efforts to improve outcomes for children and families through implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA).

The Prevention Services Clearinghouse will continue to select additional programs and services for review on a rolling basis starting in summer 2019. Join our email list to be notified of updates!

In identifying the initial group of programs and services for review, the Children’s Bureau and the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) at the Administration for Children and Families considered comments and recommendations from more than 360 unique responses to the Federal Register Notice (83 FR 29122) issued June 22, 2018.

The initial programs and services selected for review met at least two of the following conditions: (1) recommendation from State or local government administrators in response to the Notice; (2) rated by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare; (3) evaluated by Title IV-E Child Welfare Waiver Demonstrations; (4) recipient of a Family Connection Discretionary Grant; and (5) recommendation solicited from federal partners in the Administration for Children and Families, Health Resources and Services Administration, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The Prevention Services Clearinghouse will continue to select programs and services for review using an inclusive process. Programs and services will be identified from the following sources:

  • A public call for recommendations on at least an annual basis. The first public call will occur in summer of 2019. The public, including state or local government administrators and tribes, will have the opportunity to submit program or service recommendations for potential review through electronic submission or mail directly to the Prevention Services Clearinghouse. Submissions may also include publicly available literature submitted by stakeholders in support of recommended programs and services;
  • Recommendations received in response to the 2018 FRN, federal partners, and other key stakeholders; and
  • An environmental scan and an inventory of the literature.

Particular consideration will be given to programs and services recommended by State or local government administrators in response to the 2018 FRN or the public calls; rated by other clearinghouses (such as CEBC or HomVEE); recommended by federal partners; and/or evaluated as part of any grants supported by the Children’s Bureau (such as the Title IV-E Child Welfare Demonstrations or Regional Partnership Grants).

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The Prevention Services Clearinghouse uses unique standards and procedures developed in accordance with the statutory requirements detailed in the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) of 2018. For example, though the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC) uses a peer-review process to review and rate studies of programs and services, the Prevention Services Clearinghouse is required to conduct an independent, systematic evidence review. In addition, different from CEBC, the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse allows programs or services with rigorous quasi-experimental evidence to achieve a well-supported or supported rating. The Prevention Services Clearinghouse also includes review of publicly available research studies including those that do not appear in peer-reviewed journals.

Similarly, different from Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) review, the rating criteria and outcome domains identified in FFPSA do not directly align with the criteria established by HHS for evidence-based home visiting models. For example, in accordance with the statutory requirement of FFPSA, the Prevention Services Clearinghouse criteria for sustained effects are based on length of time after the end of treatment, whereas HomVEE criteria for sustained effects are based on length of time after enrollment.

A downloadable copy of the Prevention Services Clearinghouse Handbook of Standards and Procedures can be found here.