The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) of 2018 is federal legislation that changes the way child welfare services are provided in Minnesota. FFPSA gives state, county and tribal child welfare agencies the ability to receive 50% reimbursement for federally approved services for children at imminent risk of out-of-home placement and their caregivers. The FFPSA establishes placement prevention services to strengthen families, prevent maltreatment, and addresses other conditions that lead to out-of-home placement.

When out-of-home placement is necessary, FFPSA supports placement in family foster homes. It establishes restrictions on out-of-home placements in congregate care, and requirements for residential treatment facilities.

This page was created to help share information, resources, and trainings related to Family First Prevention Services Act in Minnesota. Recordings and supporting information for FFPSA related webinars and trainings are shared here.

Be sure to subscribe to the DHS Family First Prevention Services Act for relevant e-updates.

Webinar Recordings

These recordings are separated by FFPSA residential services and FFPSA prevention services. If you need to receive proof of training, please use this FFPSA Webinar Completion Form. A few minutes after hitting "Submit" you will receive an email with a copy of the form indicating the session you attended. Please save this email for your records. The Training Academy will not keep a record of attendance for this webinar series.

FFPSA Residential Services

FFPSA Title IV-E Prevention Services