New Practice Guidance Available: “New Program Instruction from Administration on Children, Youth, and Families: Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment”


A new document is available to provide guidance for social workers who assist their agencies with applications for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Treatment Programs State Grant Funds, work in agencies administering the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) State Grant, and/or work with Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) Program grantees. “New Program Instruction from Administration on Children, Youth, and Families: Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment” is available at https://bit.ly/PracticeAlertChildAbuseFunds. The Program Instruction provides information on the allowable use of the funding and actions states and territories must take to report on planned and use of the funds. Additionally, the PI provides updates on the regular fiscal year 2021 appropriation for the CAPTA State Grant program and the requirement to prioritize use of funds to develop and implement plans of safe care for substance-exposed infants and their families.