The Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse was established by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to conduct an objective and transparent review of research on programs and services intended to provide enhanced support to children and families and prevent foster care placements.

The Prevention Services Clearinghouse, developed in accordance with the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) as codified in Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, rates programs and services as well-supported, supported, promising, or does not currently meet criteria.

Search programs and services rated well-supported, supported, promising, or does not currently meet criteria.


What's New

As of March 2024, the Prevention Services Clearinghouse has reviewed 169 programs and services; 80 of these have been rated as promising, supported, or well-supported.

New ratings are now available for the following programs and services:

We have added programs to our working list of Programs and Services Planned for Review. The Clearinghouse welcomes the submission of study reports, articles, or other documentation in support of these programs and services. This information may be sent to PreventionServices@abtassoc.com
The Clearinghouse is especially interested in submissions of study reports, articles, or other documentation that may not emerge as part of the Clearinghouse’s literature search of bibliographic databases, other clearinghouses, and grey literature.

What's Next

The Clearinghouse will continue to release ratings for programs and services on a rolling basis. To review a working list of the next programs and services planned for systematic review, visit our Programs and Services Planned for Review page.

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Contact Us

Have a question about the review of a program or service? Need help using the website? You can email us at PreventionServices@abtassoc.com