Policy Resource

Understanding and Meeting the Needs of Birth Parents

Download Files Apr 7, 2013

Why is meeting the needs of birth parents important and how well does each state support maltreated infants and toddlers?

Child welfare agency representatives from 46 states participated in the Survey of State Child Welfare Agency Initiatives for Maltreated Infants and Toddlers, completed in March 2013. The survey showed that states have a long way to go in understanding and meeting birth parents’ needs.

Download the PDF to see highlights from the report.