Addressing the Needs of Young Children in Child Welfare: Part C - Early Intervention Services

Date: October 2018
Addressing the Needs of Young Children in Child Welfare: Part C— Early Intervention Services

Series Title: Bulletins for Professionals

Author(s): Information Gateway

Year Published: 2018

File Size: 414 KB

Early intervention (EI) services can help young children (ages birth to 3 years) with developmental delays or disabilities and their families overcome challenges and achieve improved well-being and outcomes. Partnerships between the child welfare and EI systems can expand the array of supports and resources for children and their caregivers in order to help children remain safely in their homes, stabilize placements, and improve well-being. This bulletin describes the intersection of child welfare and EI, provides an overview of the EI process, and outlines the challenges and strategies for implementing EI provisions in Federal law. 

Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2018). Addressing the needs of young children in child welfare: Part C—early intervention services. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.

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