RFP for Reasearch-Based Infant-Toddler Court Team Demonstration Sites
ZERO TO THREE, in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Social Policy, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and RTI International, announces the national Quality Improvement Center (QIC-CT) for Research-Based Infant-Toddler Court Teams grant to provide technical assistance and implement projects to fully develop and expand research-based infant-toddler court teams based on the ZERO TO THREE Safe Babies Court Team approach, funded through the United States Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Children’s Bureau. The QIC-CT will support the implementation of court teams in six demonstration sites. Three of the sites will be enhancements of current ZTT Safe Baby Court Team (SBCT) sites. The remaining three sites will be chosen through the competitive process described in the attached document. As a foundation for working with each site the QIC-CT will provide a package of support including training; technical assistance; resource development; support for selecting, implementing, and managing evidence-based practices; and sustainability planning.
- Explanatory Webinar: December 16, 2014 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM EST.
Leveraging Lessons Learned: State and Federal Policy
Safe Babies Court Teams have served as community laboratories where hard-won experience at the local level has been used to inform local, state, and federal policymakers. ZERO TO THREE has partnered with several national organizations—including the Center for the Study of Social Policy, Child Trends, Child Welfare League of America, Children’s Defense Fund, National Black Child Development Institute, National Council of La Raza, and Voices for America’s Children—to develop policy recommendations for state and federal policy. To better appreciate the starting point for practice and policy change, ZTT, in collaboration with Child Trends, published Changing the Course for Infants and Toddlers: A Survey of State Child Welfare Policies and Initiatives which documents the policies of 46 state child welfare agencies.