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Integrating Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health into the Child Welfare Continuum of Care

Learn from the Policy team of Safe Babies, a program of ZERO TO THREE™, about the latest policy strategies to integrate infant and early childhood mental health in child welfare featured in the policy brief, Foundations of Well-Being: Policy Strategies for Integrating Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health into Child Welfare. Hear from a panel of experts on prevention approaches and practical considerations.

Why it matters: Discover why this information is important for professionals and leaders in the field of child welfare. Understand how these strategies can meet the mental health needs of infants, toddlers, and their families.

The big picture: Gain a broader context for the integration of infant and early childhood mental health in child welfare. Learn about the policy options and foundations for wellbeing.

The bottom line: Takeaway key strategies, policy examples, and practical considerations on prevention approaches.

Featured speakers:

  • Laura Andrade, Ph.D., Children’s Services Administrator III, Department of Children and Family Services, Los Angeles County
  • Lisa McGarrie, MSW, LCSW, Lead Policy and Finance Specialist, Safe Babies, ZERO TO THREE
  • Kimberly Nabarro, Parent Leader, Safe Babies, ZERO TO THREE
  • Amber Ziring, MPH, MSW, Program Director, Oregon Association of Relief Nurseries

 

The National Infant-Toddler Court Program was made possible through the support of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $8,820,368 with 0 percent financed from non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.

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