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Infant Mental Health Interventions (Roundtable 7)
Presenters report preliminary data from a pilot project that targets children who are among the most vulnerable in Florida: children under the age of five years who are at risk for out of home placement due to abuse and neglect or who already are known to the Department of Children and Families, in foster care, or in dependency court. The project purpose is to identify and intervene with these high-risk infants and very young children during the first two years of life in order to promote positive parent/child interaction that will strengthen the relationships, assist in bonding an attachment, and foster optimal development of the child. Program sites, the child welfare and dependency courts systems, and two major universities collaborated to design the project and to provide evaluation and treatment.
Cindy S. Lederman
Eleventh Judicial Circuit
Juvenile Justice Center
University of Miami
Florida State University
Center for Prevention
and Early Intervention
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