Resources include training curricula and materials for child welfare caseworkers on child health and development, addressing topics such as brain development, developmentally appropriate parenting strategies, children with special needs, and more.
Early Development and the Brain: Teaching Resources for Educators
Gilkerson & Klein (2008)
Presents a curriculum addressing the basics of brain development and ways early childhood professionals can support caregivers to promote healthy child development.
Ensuring the Healthy Development of Infants in Foster Care: A Guide for Judges, Advocates and Child Welfare Professionals (PDF - 6,856 KB)
Dicker & Gordon (2004)
Describes how to ensure that children receive necessary services by integrating assessment into the permanency planning process.
Helping Babies From the Bench: Using the Science of Early Childhood Development in Court
ZERO TO THREE (2007)
Raises awareness of the impact maltreatment has on developmental outcomes for infants and toddlers and highlights how judges can intervene on behalf of the child.
The Period of PURPLE Crying: A New Way to Understand Your Baby's Crying
National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (2006)
Explains the periods of crying that young babies experience, strategies for comforting a crying baby, important action steps to take when the crying is frustrating, and the dangers of Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Practical Parenting for Adolescents 12 to 17 Years
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program (2000)
Provides information on practical parenting approaches for adolescents, including positive discipline techniques and best practice standards for parenting adolescent children.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Provides information on seven topics that can help reduce child abuse and neglect through online training modules.
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