The Infant-Toddler Court Program National Resource Center supports wide-scale dissemination of the Safe Babies approach, 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 connects babies and their families with the support and services they need to ensure healthy development and lasting permanency.
Working in teams at both the state and community levels, the Infant-Toddler Court Program National Resource Center works to strengthen and align integrated early childhood systems, including the child welfare system and the courts to support families. Our teams work with families to define their adversity to respond to their individual needs. We ensure that every community is equipped to strengthen protective factors and build positive support with families experiencing hardships, thereby making resilience a real possibility.
The Infant-Toddler Court Program National Resource Center is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Services.
The Infant-Toddler Court Program National Resource Center is operated by Safe Babies, a program of ZERO TO THREE, in partnership with Help Me Grow; National Indian Child Welfare Association; Family Voices; American Society of Addiction Medicine; American Academy of Pediatrics; Center for the Study of Social Policy; American Bar Association, Center on Children and the Law; the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges; and an independent evaluation team at James Bell Associates.