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HRSA Infant-Toddler Court Program Sites

HRSA Infant-Toddler Court Program Sites

The sites of the ITCP will demonstrate the importance of projects that, through tailoring the common elements of a Safe Babies Court Teams approach to meet the needs of their community, can contribute to the evidence base on strategies that may be used to guide replication or testing in other settings.

The sites are implementing varied approaches, from setting up an infant-toddler court team to embedding developmentally-informed approaches into dependency court settings across the state. The ITCP’s work in supporting the sites will maintain a focus on fostering strategic collaboration with the courts, state, county, or tribal child welfare systems, and other agencies as they work to expand and build infrastructure capacity to ensure that infants, toddlers, and families have access to comprehensive, high-quality, evidence-based parenting, child development, and behavioral health services.

Eight sites in five states are participating as part of the formal evaluation project in the first year, with two new sites to be added in the second year.

Evaluation Sites & Activities

Sites

  • New Haven, CT
  • Palm Beach County, FL
  • Broward County, FL
  • Polk County, IA
  • Pinellas County, FL
  • Forrest County, MS
  • Rankin County, MS
  • Pierce County, WA
  • St. Louis County, MN – North Duluth
  • St. Louis County, MN – South Duluth

Activities

  • Weekly Community Coordinators Community of Practice calls led by an experienced Technical Assistance Specialist.
  • Weekly Individual Support Calls for the Community Coordinator(s) from their dedicated TA Specialist.
  • Weekly Management Team calls with Senior TA Specialist, TA Specialist, Content Expert, Database Manager and Senior Research Analyst to ensure that the successes and barriers to progress are discussed and thoughtfully addressed and shared
  • Monthly Judicial Leadership calls led by a seasoned Judge within the SBCT approach, in which judges receive peer-to-peer judicial consultation as well as the opportunity to participate in monthly
  • Monthly Site Leadership Team calls including the Judge, Community Coordinator, Child Welfare leadership and key providers identified by the site and the dedicated TA Specialist.
  • Monthly ITCP Leadership team calls will be held to ensure that we are coordinating our messages and technical assistance support, reviewing CQI data, and discussing current research findings
  • Community Self-Assessment or Re-Assessment facilitated by the TA Specialist
  • The dedicated TA Specialist and potentially other ITCP personnel will conduct an annual site visit to complete community- based training and face-to-face strategic planning with the judge, child welfare professionals, and community stakeholder group. Site visits will include an observation of a court session.
  • Database training on the use of the database and monthly review of CQI metrics.
  • Participation in the evaluation activities

Implementation Sites & Activities

Sites

  • Colorado River Indian Tribes, CO
  • Maricopa, CO
  • Sarasota County, FL
  • Manatee County, FL
  • Orange County, FL
  • Marion County, FL
  • Bay County (also serving Jackson & Gulf)
  • Leon County, FL
  • Escambia County, FL
  • Wakulla County, FL
  • Duval County, FL
  • Volusia County, FL
  • South Okaloosa County, FL
  • North Okaloosa County, FL
  • Hillsborough County, FL
  • Pasco County, FL
  • Toledo, OH
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Tahlequah, OK
  • Grundy County – Monteagle, TN
  • Madison County – Jackson, TN
  • Coffee County – Manchester, TN
  • Knox County – Knoxville, TN
  • Johnson County – Mountain City, TN
  • Stewart County – Dover, TN
  • Davidson County - Nashville, TN
  • Henry County - Paris, TN
  • Dickson County - Dickson, TN
  • Rutherford County - Murfreesboro, TN
  • Anderson County - Clinton, TN
  • Jefferson County - Dandridge, TN
  • Palmer, AK
  • Pueblo, CO
  • Chicago, IL
  • Frederick, MD
  • Reno, NV
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Bentonville, AR
  • Little Rock, AR
  • Milford, CT
  • Honolulu, HI

Activities

  • Weekly Community of Practice calls for Community Coordinators
  • Monthly Community of Practice calls for Judges
  • Community Self-Assessment or Reassessment facilitated by the dedicated TA Specialist
  • Community-based training (Regional Approach)
  • Annual Site Visit from ITCP TA Specialist
  • Universal Technical Assistance such as training webinars offered to the entire SBCT Network
  • Online Networking Platform to connect with other sites utilizing the SBCT approach

In addition, there are additional supports which vary and are defined by each site - those supports may include:

  • Individual support calls for their Community Coordinator (bi-weekly, monthly, etc.)
  • Technical Assistance support calls for their core team on a monthly basis
  • Site visits to other ITCP/ SBCT sites
  • Peer-to-Peer visits for the Coordinator
  • Participation in the SBCT Community Coordinator Academy
  • Observation/Consultation for Court and Family Team Meetings
  • Case mapping, strategic planning sessions and facilitated discussions for sites
  • Community-based trainings and support in access to national content matter experts
  • Access to and management of the SBCT™ national database
  • Opportunities for the Community Coordinator and/or team to participate in the SBCT Community Coordinator Academy, Annual Cross Sites Meeting and ZERO TO THREE Annual Conference