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Addressing the Needs of Young Children in Child Welfare: Part C—Early Intervention Services
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.
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Acknowledgment(s): This bulletin is an update of the 2007 Child Welfare Information Gateway publication of the same title that was developed in partnership with Sheryl Dicker, J.D., and Elysa Gordon, M.S.W., J.D. The conclusions discussed here are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not represent the official views or policies of the funding agency.
Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2013). Addressing the needs of young children in child welfare: Part C—Early intervention services. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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