Due to family adversities, trauma, maltreatment, and separation from primary caregivers, infants and toddlers in the child welfare system are at substantial risk of poor social-emotional, behavioral, and learning outcomes. While many systems should be engaged in efforts to promote the well-being of these infants and toddlers, this project focuses primarily on the roles of state and local child welfare and Part C Early Intervention agencies. Through state and local case studies in three states, the project identified promising strategies to address the developmental and mental health needs of infants and toddlers involved in child welfare.
For more information about Child Welfare and Part C Early Intervention Collaboration, please contact:
Sheila Smith, PhD