Safe Babies and the Infant-Toddler Court Program National Resource Center

Igniting collective action across states and communities to meet the urgent needs of babies and toddlers

Safe Babies, a program of ZERO TO THREE™, supports states and communities in building coordinated and aligned child welfare and early childhood systems that advance early developmental health and well-being, from policy to practice, based on the Safe Babies approach. The approach works concurrently at the child and family, community and state levels to promote healthy early childhood development while impacting long-term capacity building. The goal is to keep families together by igniting collective action to meet the urgent needs of babies, toddlers, and their families. While the approach is anchored in the court system, it is also an entry point for cross-system collaboration to effectively serve families across multiple areas of need.

The Infant-Toddler Court Program (ITCP) National Resource Center, operated by Safe Babies, is the entity that leads wide-scale dissemination of the approach to support children birth to three years of age in foster care, or at risk of removal, and their families with the support and services they need to ensure healthy development and lasting permanency. The ITCP National Resource Center works in partnership with Help Me Grow; National Indian Child Welfare Association; Family Voices; Center for the Study of Social Policy; American Bar Association, Center on Children and the Law; the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges; and an independent evaluation team at James Bell Associates.

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