Family First

​National and Local Resources

There is much information about Family First and we are committed to providing accurate and relevant information to help everyone understand and successfully implement Oregon’s plan. The resources below can help.

National Resources

FamilyFirstAct.org: This website is a database of links to Family First resources and is a collaborative project by stakeholder groups to conduct an objective review of research on programs and services intended to provide enhanced support to children and families and prevent foster care placements.

Annie E Casey Family First Communication Toolkit: A downloadable toolkit to help child welfare leaders, providers, advocates, and others talk about Family First.

The Prevention Services Clearinghouse​: A database of placement prevention services that are classified as well-supported, supported, promising, or does not currently meet criteria. Family First provides federal reimbursement for well-supported, supported, and promising services.

Oregon Resources

Oregon Legislative Family First Work Group: This group, made up of legislative, provider, state, and community stakeholders has been meeting since 2018 to develop, plan, and analyze laws and rules in the implementation of Family First.

Oregon Child Welfare Services Work Team: This team, made up of DHS Child Welfare Program and other state stakeholder groups (such as Oregon Health Authority), has been meeting to oversee planning of implementation of services in Oregon’s Family First plan.

Oregon’s Family First Roadmap: Oregon's plan for Family First implementation is evolving and will be available here when completed.