Riverside County child welfare initiated a prevention framework in the year, 2020. This framework was based upon data collected during their Comprehensive and Timely Investigations project. The data led to the construction of their Prevention Services Unit. To develop their CPP, they used a community needs assessment to construct their candidate population and to reveal disproportionality in the community. They will use a phased approach to implement FFPSA by expanding their existing prevention services framework. During phase 1, families that come into contact with the child welfare agency hotline and that are screened out will serve as the initial subset candidate population. During phase 2 and 3, candidacy populations will be added based upon regimented analysis of the data and program outcomes of phase 1.
Riverside County chose seven EBPs identified in the California Five-Year Comprehensive Prevention Plan to span primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention purposes. These include Functional Family Therapy (FFT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Brief Strategic Therapy (BSFT), Parents as Teachers (PAT), Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), Healthy Families America, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Read the Riverside County Comprehensive Prevention Plan.