Zero to Three has issued a resource intended as a starting point for Infant-Toddler Court Teams and their partners, at both the community and the state level, to identify potential federal funding sources that might be accessible for supporting: components of the Safe Babies Court Team™ (SBCT) approach, as well as services for infants, toddlers, and their families.
The purpose: The National Infant-Toddler Court Program (ITCP) supports dependency courts, family treatment courts, child welfare agencies, health and infant mental health agencies, and state and community-based organizations to effectively implement and expand the SBCT approach. This evidence-based approach — targeted to families with children birth to 3 years of age who are in foster care or at risk of removal — applies the science of early childhood development in meeting the urgent needs of infants and toddlers and strengthening their families so they can flourish.
Authored by Janie Huddleston, MSE, Torey Silloway, MPP, and Jaclyn Szrom, MPA
Published May 2021
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