Identify Programs and Services

The Prevention Services Clearinghouse periodically provides clarification on topics covered in the Handbook. To learn more, please visit the FAQ page.Identification of first programs and services for review. The first programs and services selected for systematic review met at least two of the following conditions: (1) recommendation from State or local government administrators in response to the Federal Register Notice 83 FR 29122 (2018 FRN); (2) rated by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse; (3) evaluated by Title IV-E Child Welfare Waiver Demonstrations; (4) recipient of a Family Connection Discretionary Grant; and/or (5) recommendation solicited from federal staff in the Administration for Children and Families, Health Resources and Services Administration, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Identifying additional programs and services for review. Programs and services for potential review will be identified from:

  • Recommendations received in response to the 2018 FRN (including those received from state or local government administrators and tribes), federal partners, and other key stakeholders; and
  • A public call for program and service recommendations. At least annually, the Prevention Services Clearinghouse will issue a public call for programs and services and send it to relevant listservs for dissemination. Submissions to the call will be added to the Prevention Services Clearinghouse database of recommended programs and services. The Prevention Services Clearinghouse will retain all submissions that are eligible for review. The public, including state or local government administrators and tribes, will have the opportunity to submit program or service recommendations for potential review through electronic submission or mail directly to the Prevention Services Clearinghouse. Submissions may also include publicly available literature submitted by stakeholders in support of recommended programs and services.

In addition, the Prevention Services Clearinghouse may use an environmental scan or an inventory of the literature or both to identify programs or services.

Particular consideration will be given to programs and services recommended by State or local government administrators and tribes; rated by other clearinghouses (such as CEBC or HomVEE); recommended by federal partners; and/or evaluated as part of any grants supported by the Children’s Bureau (such as the Title IV-E Child Welfare Demonstrations or Regional Partnership Grants).