Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) Part IV enhances support for children to remain at home and out of congregate care. It does this through increasing prevention services, increasing oversight, enhancing requirements for congregate care, providing support for kinship (relative) caregivers, improving quality and oversight of intensive and trauma-based services and requiring access to six months of aftercare services.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions on the FFPSA Part IV FAQ page.


FFPSA Part IV Technical Assistance Webinar

Join the California Department of Social Services, the California Department of Health Care Services, the Judicial Council of California, and the Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice at UC Davis Human Services as frequently asked FFPSA Part IV-related questions from counties, providers, tribes and other stakeholders are answered live.  

The webinars take place every other Tuesday from 3:30– 5:00 p.m.  No registration needed. Simply click here to join the Zoom webinar.

Upcoming dates:

Jan 11, 2022
Jan 25, 2022 

Feb 8, 2022 
Feb 22, 2022 
Mar 8, 2022 

Mar 22, 2022

FFPSA Part IV Qualified Individual training includes multiple self-paced courses.  The first two in the series are: 1) Qualified Individual: Getting Started, and 2) Basics for Caseworkers.  Enrolling in these courses will provide a record of accessing this content that will count toward training.  Additional courses will be added over time.