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Infants and Toddlers in Out-of-Home Care
Information and resources for working with infants and toddlers in out-of-home care, including State and local examples.
|Addressing the Needs of Young Children in Child Welfare:
Part C—Early Intervention Services
|Series Title:||Bulletins for Professionals|
|Author(s):||Child Welfare Information Gateway
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|Year Published:||2013 - 18 pages|
|Provides an overview of the Part C referral provisions in the 2003 reauthorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) and describes the intersection of child welfare services and early intervention with young children. It highlights the benefits of Part C for child welfare, and outlines how child welfare professionals can support Part C efforts. It also describes implementation challenges and provides promising strategies for implementing Part C provisions, including examples from the field.|
Essential Case Management Services for Young Children in Foster Care
Center for the Vulnerable Child
Community Mental Health Journal, 35(5), 1999
Identifies the services needed by foster care families and determines which services require the most case manager effort.
Creating Threads of Continuity: Helping Infants and Toddlers Through Transitions in Foster Care (PDF - 482 KB)
National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center
The Source, 13(2), 2004
Strategies for helping young children through transitions in foster care.
Restructuring the Federal Child Welfare System: Assuring the Safety, Permanence and Well-being of Infants and Toddlers in the Child Welfare System (PDF - 128 KB)
Zero to Three (2007)
Outlines the recommendations of the Zero to Three Policy Center for Congress, the Department of Health and Human Services, and State governments to promote the expansion of primary prevention programs and quality out-of-home care.
Understanding Reentry to Out-of-Home Care for Reunified Infants
Center for Social Services Research
Child Welfare, 79(4), 2000
Reviewed the case records of 88 randomly selected infants who had been reunified with their families.
State and local examples
Hillsborough County Infant and Toddler Study (PDF - 135 KB)
Children's Board (2000)
Findings from a study that analyzed why children under the age of 3 are placed in out-of-home care.