Family First FAQ

The implementation of Family First in Colorado creates change for all of us. More parents will be able to receive services while continuing to live with their children. Caseworkers and counties will have more tools to support the families they serve. Providers and government agencies will also review and adapt their daily operations and processes so children and teens and their families get the supports they need to stay together.

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Implementation in Colorado

Why is Colorado implementing Family First? Who is responsible for implementation? Answers to these questions and more.

Prevention Services FAQs

What services are available? How will new services be added? Answers to these questions and more. 

Placement Services FAQ

What supports are available to kinship and foster families? Where can young people receive treatment when needed? How can an agency become a QRTP? Answers to these questions and more in our FAQ section.

IMDs and Family First 

The passage of Family First created tension with another federal law, the 1965 Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. As we work to address what is commonly known as the "IMD issue" new information will be added to these FAQs. 

Funding and Reimbursement for Services

Are there reimbursement guidelines? How will additional federal funding be used? How will training dollars be used? Answers to these questions and more.

If not you, then who?
Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline
Available 24 hours a day, every day. Don't hesitate to call and get help. 
Anyone witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation should call 911 immediately.