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Family First Prevention Services Act Stakeholder Information

In October 2019, North Dakota became one of the first 11 states to implement the federal Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018. The new federal law prioritizes keeping families together and providing evidence-based prevention and early intervention services and programs to prevent children from entering foster care.

Prior to implementation, North Dakota held informational meetings with stakeholders, held training for providers, public agencies and other partners, created rules and policy, and completed program planning. Details appear below. See the implementation announcement press release HERE.

Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP) Information

2019 Meetings

The North Dakota Department of Human Services held monthly informational meetings in 2019 on the Family First Prevention Services Act (PL 115-123) to provide implementation updates to stakeholders and to give them an opportunity to ask questions and offer suggestions.

Meetings were held on-site at the State Capitol, and a conference call line was also available for those unable to attend in person. Stakholders were able to submit questions in advance to dhscfs@nd.gov.

Date
Meeting Topic
Meeting Resources
January 16 Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP) Qualified Individual Meeting highlights, Q and A
February 20 Kinship Navigator and Prevention Meeting highlights, Q and A
March 20 North Dakota Administrative Code updates (Qualified Residential Treatment Program, Supervised Independent Living and Family Foster) Meeting highlights, Q and A
April 17 Legislative update on children's behavioral health efforts

Behavioral Health Matrix - 2019 Legislative Session Behavioral Health Bills

Meeting highlights, Q and A

May 15 Meeting Canceled  
June 19 Meeting Canceled  
July 17 North Dakota Administrative Code comments and Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP) capacity Meeting highlights, Q and A
August 21 Qualified Individual Process for Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP) placement

Meeting highlights, Q and A

Strength-Based Writing Assistive Guide

PowerPoint 1
PowerPoint 2

September 18 Foster care candidacy and prevention plan updates

Meeting highlights, Q and A

PowerPoint: Placement Prevention Services

October 16 Review of Family First Prevention Services Act implementation

Meeting highlights, Q and A

Family First Prevention Services Act (PL 115-123) Implementation Progress

Press Release

November 20 MEETING CANCELED  
December 18  

Meeting highlights, Q and A

KinshipND.com Information sheet

Foster Care Candidacy updated handout

Resources

Resources from Nov. 15, 2018 Informational Meeting

The North Dakota Department of Human Services held an informational meeting on Nov. 15, 2018, on the Family First Prevention Services Act. Below are resources from the meeting.

Presentation Recordings

Meeting Resources

Contact Information

Children and Family Services
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Department 325
Bismarck ND 58505-0250
Phone: (701) 328-2316
Toll Free: (800) 245-3736
Relay ND TTY: 711
Fax: (701) 328-3538
Email: dhscfs@nd.gov

 

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