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When it passed the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) last February, Congress aimed to change the face of child welfare by implementing a funding shift that restricts the use of Title IV-E financing for out-of-home placements, excluding foster homes.

The goal is to increase assurances that children will be kept in family-like settings whenever possible. One chapter of FFPSA defines a Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP), which is one of the few settings that will be allowed to receive federal reimbursements after the first two weeks a child has been in care.

In April, PAFCAF Policy Director Megan Branham attended the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) national conference in Washington, DC. During the meeting Megan met with colleagues from across the country while also finding time for a visit to the Capitol where she had the chance to meet with Congressman Joe Wilson as well as staff from the offices of Senators Graham and Scott to share work of PAFCAF and our members.

Christina Wilson spent 20 years behind a desk and pushed paper. Four years ago, her career path changed when she accepted a position as Executive Director of the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) in Beaufort, South Carolina. Today she wakes up to a job where no day is the same at a job that has never felt like a job. Instead, Christina is able to put her personal life experiences as a foster parent into her professional work.

Become a Member

Become a Member

Become a PAFCAF member and you will receive weekly newsletters, member alerts, discounts on products and services and much more. You and your staff will also be invited to trainings, development initiatives, strategic partnerships and the opportunity to serve on our Board of Directors.

Resources

Information

PAFCAF has various resources available to members, such as white papers, policy updates, infographics and much more!

Advocacy

Advocacy

Each year PAFCAF provides the South Carolina Legislature with a list of legislative priorities to provide guidance on improvements and policy updates recommended to improve outcomes for South Carolina’s children & families.

Annual Conference

Annual Conference

PAFCAF’s Annual Conference is the premier educational and networking event for our sector each year.

Working together to make a positive difference in the lives of children and families.

Events

2018 Leadership Retreat

20 Jun 2018 - 11:00am to 22 Jun 2018 - 1:30pm
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Join the Palmetto Association for Children and Families for their annual Leadership Retreat from June 21-22 in Charleston!

Over the course of two days, leadership from the association’s membership agencies will have the opportunity to discuss the state of our child welfare system and how we can be more innovative within our system of care.

Policy Research: Out of the Classroom and into the State House

7 May 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Event Registration

For information on the Doris Duke Fellowship program, click here. 

Presented by Megan Branham, and Whitney Tucker. This webinar will be recorded and available for download after the event. 

Megan Branham, Director of Policy and Research, PAFCAF

PAFCAF 2018 Annual Conference

28 Feb 2018 - 1:00pm to 2 Mar 2018 - 10:45am
9800 Queensway Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572
Event Registration

PAFCAF’s Annual Conference is the premier educational and networking event for our sector each year. Meet colleagues, learn about new innovations and resources available to support your work with children and families, and have the opportunity to interact with sponsoring organizations and vendors.