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Promising Program Seal

Positive Family Support

Blueprints Program Rating: Promising

A family-based, 3-tiered intervention that aims to reduce problem behavior and risk for substance abuse and depression and improve family management practices and communication skills, as well as adolescents' self-regulation skills and prosocial behaviors.

Allocating State or Local General Funds

States may have funds for school improvement and/or as part of state or district level ongoing MTTS or SW-PBS implementation and training. Title I funds could also be used for PFS as it has been shown to increase both family engagement and academic achievement. In addition, some states or counties may have mental health or prevention funds that can be used to support PFS implementations.

Maximizing Federal Funds

Entitlements: Mental health agencies may be able to use Medicaid monies for the funding of these programs, depending on what a particular state allows to be billed under their Medicaid program.

Formula Funds potential funding sources:

  • Juvenile Accountability Block Grants (JABG) under Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Department of Justice
  • Mental Health Services Block Grants (MHSBG) within the US Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA

Foundation Grants and Public-Private Partnerships

When available, foundations can provide funding for start-up training and support for certification.

Generating New Revenue

Fee for service can be used to support ongoing PFS.