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Supporting the Development of Infants and Toddlers in the Child Welfare System: A Call to Action

Supporting the Development of Infants and Toddlers in the Child Welfare System: A Call to Action - This webinar, co-sponsored by the ZERO TO THREE Policy Center, the National Center for Children in Poverty, and the Build Initiative, will describe key strategies that should be part of a comprehensive state system of supports for young children’s mental health. The webinar will highlight a recent National Center for Children in Poverty publication, Building Strong Systems of Support for Young Children’s Mental Health. Representatives from New York and Colorado will share examples of how they have used a planning tool to assess their states’ early childhood mental health supports and prioritize enhancements. Work by ZERO TO THREE on financing of infant-toddler mental health services will also be described.

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If you have any questions regarding this webinar please direct them to Kelsey Quigley .

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A Call to Action on Behalf of Maltreated Infants and Toddlers  
A Call to Action represents the collective vision of leading child welfare and early childhood development organizations on the important steps that can and should be taken in policies, programs, and practices to address the needs of vulnerable infants and toddlers who come to the attention of the child welfare system. The policy agenda is intended to provide a starting point for policymakers at all levels of government in creating a response to these special needs. It first presents the compelling evidence for addressing the needs of infants and toddlers in the child welfare system, and then suggests key elements of a developmental approach for this vulnerable population. Organizations joining with ZERO TO THREE to create the policy agenda and urge action include American Humane Association, Center for the Study of Social Policy, Child Welfare League of America, and Children’s Defense Fund.

Chapin Hall Issue Brief: Who Are the Infants in Out-of-Home Care? An Epidemiological and Developmental Snapshot
By Fred Wulczyn, Michelle Ernst, and Philip Fisher, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Allied for Better Outcomes: Child Welfare and Early Childhood
By Kate Stepleton, Jean Mcintosh, and Beth Corrington, Center for the
Study of Social Policy

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Supporting the Development of Infants and Toddlers in the Child Welfare System: A Call to Action , Patricia Cole, ZERO TO THREE

Infants in the Child Welfare System: Implications for Brain Development, Brenda Jones Harden, Ph.D., University of Maryland

Infants in Out of Home Care , Michelle Ernst, Chapin Hall

Hope Through Action , Judy Langford, Center for the Study of Social Policy

Improving the Lives of Infants and Toddlers in Foster Care , Janie Huddleston, Arkansas Department of Human Services

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