For parents with young children who have become involved with the child welfare system, home visiting programs and infant-toddler court teams can effectively collaborate to provide sources of support for families.
Infant-toddler court teams, grounded in the science of early childhood development, put the child’s developmental needs at the center of planning and decision-making. Infant-toddler court teams work to build more equitable systems of care for very young children and their families, with a focus on addressing racial inequities and disparities in the child welfare system.
Home visiting is a service delivery strategy that matches pregnant people, parents, and caregivers of infants and very young children with a designated support person—typically a trained nurse, social worker, or early childhood specialist—who guides them through the early stages of raising a family.
Together, both can strengthen parent-child relationships by supporting both the child and parent’s health and well-being.
- Are you an infant-toddler court team professional who wants to work with your local home visiting program?
- Are you a home visiting professional who wants to collaborate with your local infant-toddler court team?
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