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Child welfare advocates need to know what help is available for very young children in their care, how to get that help, and how to overcome the barriers that children in care face.
New research is uncovering how infants who enter foster care differ from their older counterparts.
Many believe young children do not develop mental health problems - a mistaken view that prevents many children from getting help early.
Very young children face trauma differently. Learn key research findings and the how to intervene.
Understanding secure and insecure attacments can help attorneys and judges make informed decisions about placements, visits, and other issues affecting the lives of young children in foster care.
Frequent, meaningful parent-child visits are critical for infants and toddlers in foster care. Learn strategies to make visitation successful.
Infants do experience mental health issues. Infant mental health assessments provide a glimpse into the world through the eyes of the child. They help uncover how the infant is responding to the environment, developmental progress, problems, and much more.
This article describes the results of a pilot project for developmental screening of infants and toddlers ages zero-to-three whose parents were voluntarily enrolled in the Dependency Drug Court in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
This article describes four model court-community partnerships that apply research to court practices to improve outcomes for maltreated infants, toddlers, and their families.