As VDSS works to implement Family First in Virginia, VDSS is investing in the community based provider network to offer training in Multisystemic Therapy (MST), Functional Family Therapy (FFT), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) in order to support the provider workforce to deliver these critical services to families of children who are at imminent risk of entering foster care.
These programs are all rated as well-supported on the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse. Evidence-based programs refers to the quality of the program being offered. To be called Evidence-based, a program has to meet a series of rigorous standards that show it is effective. Research of the program must illustrate that it actually helps children and families meet their treatment goals.