In an effort to ensure appropriate placements of youth into congregate care, the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA Part IV) requires the creation of a position called “Qualified Individual (QI)” to be implemented beginning October 1, 2021. FFPSA Part IV requires that an assessment by a Qualified Individual be completed any time a child is placed in a qualified residential treatment program (e.g., short-term residential therapeutic program) to determine if a child’s needs can instead be met with family members, in a family home or in one of the other approved settings and to make other specified determinations.

Frequently Asked Questions

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


FFPSA Part IV Technical Assistance Webinar

Meets every Tuesday from 3:30– 5:00p p.m. until November 23, 2021. No registration needed. Simply click here to join the Zoom webinar.