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.

What’s New

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 abohlander@zerotothree.org, or Janie Huddleston, Director, National Infant-Toddler Court Program jhuddleston@zerotothree.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

Resources

Cross Sites Meetings

Meet the ITCP Team

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    Janie Huddleston

    Janie Huddleston, MSE, BSE, is the Director of the National Infant-Toddler Court Program (ITCP) at ZERO TO THREE

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    Darneshia Bell

    Darneshia Bell, BS, is a Director of Practice and Field Operations for the National Infant-Toddler Court Program (ITCP) at ZERO TO THREE

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    Aidan H. Bohlander

    Aidan Bohlander, PhD, LICSW, is the Senior Outreach Specialist for the National Infant-Toddler Court Program (ITCP) at ZERO TO THREE

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    Kylene Parker

    Kylene Parker, BS is the Program Coordinator for the National Infant-Toddler Court Program (ITCP) at ZERO TO THREE

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    Torey Silloway

    Torey Silloway, MPP is the Director of Policy and Financing for the National Infant-Toddler Court Program (ITCP) at ZERO TO THREE

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    Sarah Ray Rimington

    Sarah Ray Rimington, BA, is a Regional Field Specialist for the National Infant-Toddler Court Program (ITCP) at ZERO TO THREE

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    Lynda Mallory

    Lynda L. Mallory, MS is a Regional Field Specialist for the National Infant-Toddler Court Program at ZERO TO THREE

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    Lena Cunningham

    Lena Cunningham is the Subaward Manager with the National Infant-Toddler Court Program (ITCP) at ZERO TO THREE

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    Katrine Marhevka

    Katrine Marhevka, MA, is the Quality Improvement Manager for the National Infant-Toddler Court Program (ITCP) at ZERO TO THREE

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    Jenifer Goldman Fraser

    Jenifer Goldman Fraser, PhD, MPH, is the Director of Research and Evaluation for the National Infant-Toddler Court Program (ITCP) at ZERO TO THREE

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    Amy Huffer

    Amy Huffer, PhD, LCSW, IMH-E (IV-C), is a Regional Field Specialist for the National Infant-Toddler Court Program (ITCP) at ZERO TO THREE

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    Earl Thomas

    Earl Thomas, Ed.D., MA, is a Regional Field Specialist for the National Infant-Toddler Court Program (ITCP) at ZERO TO THREE

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    Judy Norris

    Judy Norris, BS, is a Regional Field Specialist for the National Infant-Toddler Court Program (ITCP) at ZERO TO THREE