National Infant-Toddler Court Program
The ZERO TO THREE National Infant-Toddler Court Program (ITCP) 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 ITCP is operated by ZERO TO THREE in partnership with The American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law; The Center for the Study of Social Policy; The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges; and an independent evaluation team at RTI International.
- NEW Re-Release Request for Applications for a State Expansion Grant
A State Expansion funding opportunity was re-released on August 19th for states seeking to develop a state leadership team focused on supporting statewide spread and sustainability of three infant-toddler court team sites.
Request For Applications From States and Local Communities
A new funding opportunity was released on June 15th for states and local communities seeking to implement or increase alignment with the SBCT approach. Thank you for your submissions in response to the Request For Applications. We will be reviewing and scoring applications over the next few weeks and successful applicants will be notified on August 17th.
VIRTUAL Cross Sites Meeting 2020 – Collaborating to Advance Health and Well-Being for Children and Families
Register now for ZERO TO THREE’s 14th Annual Cross Sites Meeting as part of the National Infant-Toddler Court Program. This year’s virtual meeting, taking place August 25-27, is packed with opportunities to explore how you can collaborate to advance the health and well-being of families in your community, in an interactive, safe, virtual experience. View the agenda here.
The 2-4-2 Book Program
Learn about our 2-4-2 Book Program, offering parents a way to feel close to and connected with their baby or toddler even if they cannot be physically together. The handout provides guidance on incorporating the simple but powerful strategy into infant-toddler court teams.
The Safe Babies Court Team™ Approach: Core Components and Key Activities
Learn how the SBCT approach meets the urgent needs of infants and toddlers and their families.
Safe Babies Court Team™ Logic Model
Explore the Safe Babies Court Team™ Logic Model, which provides a visual depiction of the SBCT approach.
Safe Babies Court Team™ Approach Infographic
This infographic depicts the key elements of the SBCT approach.
The National Infant-Toddler Court Program is supporting wide-scale dissemination of the Safe Babies Court Team™ (SBCT) approach, a 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.
Court Teams build a foundation using the SBCT Core Components as a framework for implementation, and we encourage communities to take the approach and fit it to their community. The SBCT goal of advancing the health and well-being of very young children and their families, so they flourish is be accomplished through interdisciplinary, collaborative and proactive team work. Careful, empathic, and intentional planning coupled with timely access to quality services are at the core of this work. The Infant-Toddler Court Program has grown from a place of providing information and training on the SBCT approach to a national resource center that assists communities in building capacity to meet the needs of infants, toddlers, and their families.
For inquiries about the ITCP, please contact Aidan Bohlander, Senior Outreach Specialist email@example.com, or Janie Huddleston, Director, National Infant-Toddler Court Program firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $2,986,820 with 0 percent financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) 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.
The Safe Babies Court Team™ Approach
Cross Sites Meetings
Meet the ITCP Team