The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) sets forth guidelines and requirements for the placement of youth in residential treatment facilities, in addition to their ongoing treatment, discharge, and aftercare planning. FFPSA mandates the creation of a family and permanency team (FPT) who will inform the child’s qualified residential treatment program (QRTP) assessment and placement decision-making process. In order to identify residential facilities that meet a high standard of care, FFPSA requires states to recognize the designation of QRTP. These programs must provide trauma-informed treatment modalities, provide family engagement and treatment, have trauma-informed staff, and provide ongoing aftercare for the youth and their family. FFPSA requires that youth be placed in a family-like setting unless their individual treatment needs require a higher level of care (LOC). In order to determine the appropriateness of a child’s placement in residential treatment, an evidenced-based assessment will be conducted by a qualified individual within the first thirty (30) calendar days of the youth’s placement in a residential setting, or sooner if possible.