Promising Practices to Address the Developmental Needs of Young Maltreated Children in Contact with the U.S. Child Welfare System
Upbring is a social services agency based in Texas whose mission is to empower communities to improve long-term outcomes for the state’s children. To this end, the agency has committed to funding research for a series of white papers from various research teams, a few of which we have posted in the past (see here, here, here and here).
Making the Case for Early Childhood Intervention in Child Welfare
The number of youth in foster care nationally has declined over the past decade, however, similar declines have not occurred for children under six years of age.The brief, “Making the Case for Early Childhood Intervention in Child Welfare,” describes a national scan of interventions targeting families with young children and makes several recommendations to safely reduce the number of young children in foster care.
Survey Finds Little Differentiation Is Mandated for Infants in Child Welfare
Years after federal legislation aimed at prompting new ways to work with the oldest youths in the child welfare system, a survey by Zero to Three and Child Trends suggests that specialized services for maltreated infants has stagnated.