Pathways for support
Families that need concrete supports and services during a crisis often are reported to the child protection hotline, which can result unnecessarily in an investigation that is traumatizing and harmful to those involved. Alternative pathways to support can connect families more effectively to critical and stabilizing services — such as Family Resource Centers, community collaboratives, and Warmlines — and offer proactive options for families and mandatory reporters alike.
How are states building community-based pathways to prevention services through Family First?
Please explore the related resources below and at Questions from the field to learn more about alternative pathways for supporting families.