States implementing the Families First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) must ensure that 50% of the spending is on prevention services interventions that are not already covered by another payer, such as Medicaid or private insurance. The FFPSA prevention services allow states to use Title IV-E funds to pay for up to one year of mental health or addiction treatment and in-home parent skill-based programs for a child who is a candidate for foster care, pregnant/parenting foster youth, and the parents/kin caregivers of those children and youth. The goal is to provide services to prevent maltreatment . . .
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