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Casey Family Programs Releases New Brief on Early Childhood and Child Welfare

November 6, 2013

Making the Case for Early Childhood Intervention in Child Welfare: A Research and Practice Brief.


The brief highlights why young children and their families deserve special attention to reach our goal of safe reduction of children in foster care. It outlines policy, practice, and investment recommendations including:

·         Monitoring the outcomes and successes from the Title IV-E Child Welfare Demonstration Projects (Title IV-E waivers) focused on young children

·         Engaging the judicial system 

·         Incorporating and maintaining a focus on early childhood development, trauma-informed care, young children’s mental health, and the importance of nurturing and secure relationships in child welfare practice

·         Supporting program evaluations for these interventions


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