What’s New and Noteworthy at ZERO TO THREE
From the Desk of ZERO TO THREE’s Executive Director, Matthew Melmed
Dear ZERO TO THREE Members,
I would like to share with you some highlights of ZERO TO THREE’s most recent work:
As the health care debate ramped up in the Senate, our Policy Center released a new brief, America’s Babies Need Affordable Health Care: The Impact of Medicaid Restructuring on Young Children, that offers a detailed report about what is at stake for babies and families as Congress looks to restructure and significantly reduce funding for Medicaid.
Our Tribal Home Visiting (PATH) program recently developed a new Tribal Home Visiting Issue Brief: A Journey Toward Strong Programs and Thriving Families: The Story of Three Tribal Home Visiting Grantees.
I am pleased to report that the American Institutes for Research (AIR) has selected ZERO TO THREE’s Safe Babies Court Team (SBCT) approach for major evaluation research funding after a highly competitive process, including multiple reviews by internal and external researchers and scholars. The court teams have the opportunity to help the families we work with—facing an overwhelming number of risk factors in comparison to the general population—to address the adverse experiences and traumatic stressors present in their lives. The court teams respond to parents’ needs by building genuine relationships of support and identifying and building on family strengths.
In the news this month: what research says about Dad and the science behind why your baby wants to be picked up. Here is a small sampling of some of some noteworthy recent media coverage of ZERO TO THREE:
Thank you for being a part of ZERO TO THREE. We welcome your feedback! Please feel free to email our Member Services department to share your questions, concerns, or suggestions.
Matthew E. Melmed
ZERO TO THREE