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Child Abuse Prevention Month

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It’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month and ZERO TO THREE is your partner in creating environments where all children grow and flourish.

Blog: Scaling Family-Centered Child Abuse Prevention What if someone were to step in, recognize that parents in the child welfare system are overburdened, and identify how that is making it hard for them to provide nurturing care and support to their children? READ MORE

Webinar: Child Welfare Professionals Attending to Risks for Abuse and Neglect During COVID-19: A Guided Reflection This webinar outlines the child welfare workforce response to risks for abuse and neglect during the COVID-19 pandemic. VIEW

WE CAN social media toolkit Created by the Children’s Bureau to recognize Abuse Prevention Month, the WE CAN (Work to End Child Abuse and Neglect) toolkit is designed to offer simple, positive actions that can be taken to support families experiencing stressors. EXPLORE

Our Infant-Toddler Court Program

ZERO TO THREE’s National Resource Center for the Infant-Toddler Court Program supports wide-scale dissemination of the Safe Babies Court Team™ approach, a specialized support for children birth to three years of age in foster care, or at risk of removal, and their families. This evidence-based approach transforms and connects babies and their families with the support and services they need to ensure healthy development and lasting permanency.

Resource Library We are pleased to announce our new Infant-Toddler Court Program National Resource Center Library featuring support and resources to sites across the country. Be sure to check out the Prevention, Collaboration, and Systems Building collection emphasizing the vital role of community, early intervention services, and caregiver education to keep children safe and thriving. EXPLORE PREVENTION RESOURCES

Lightning Talk: Let’s Talk About Intimate Partner Violence Learn how infant-toddler court teams are practicing primary prevention through leadership of Active Community Teams (ACT). This 5-minute Lightning Talkexplores how the ACT, a multi-disciplinary community-based group, led by the community coordinator, works together to reduce disparities and advocate for a continuum of services before families experience hardships. VIEW

Case Study: Connecting Families to Services and Supports This is a snapshot of one infant-toddler court team (ITCT) and community in Pueblo, Colorado, illustrating what it takes for an ITCT to connect families with the services and supports that help them heal, be healthy, and keep their young children safe. It also explores barriers families experience to obtaining support and services before they become the subject of a child protection concern. READ


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We need your support now more than ever to ensure all babies have access to the quality care, services and support they need to thrive.