Webinar: State Child Welfare Policies and Practices That Support Infants and Toddlers
Monday, November 18, 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm EST
The ZERO TO THREE Policy Center and Child Trends invite you to join a webinar on state child welfare policies that support infants and toddlers. The webinar will feature findings from a recently released joint report, Changing the Course for Infants and Toddlers: A Survey of State Child Welfare Policies and Initiatives, and share how three states’ policies and practices reflect a developmental approach to child welfare services for young children.
Moderator: Barbara Gebhard, Assistant Director of Public Policy, ZERO TO THREE
- Beth Jordan, Senior Policy Analyst, Child Trends
- Jamie Colvard, Senior State Policy Analyst, ZERO TO THREE
- Melinda Cox, Core Services Program Administrator, Division of Child Welfare, Office of Children, Youth and Families, Colorado Department of Human Services
- Lorendia Schmidt, CAPTA Administrator, Division of Child Welfare, Office of Children, Youth and Families, Colorado Department of Human Services
- Rachel Thorburn, Assistant Program Administrator, Child Welfare Services Branch, Social Services Division, Hawaii Department of Human Services
- Michelle Bogart, Health Program Manager, Children’s Administration, Washington Department of Social and Health Services
- Nelly Mbajah, Early Childhood Development Program Manager, Children’s Administration, Washington Department of Social and Health Services
Infants and toddlers are the age group most vulnerable to maltreatment and its aftermath. Although this time of life is one of great vulnerability, it is a time of great potential for interventions to prevent or minimize negative effects that are much more difficult to alter later in life. It is crucial that child welfare systems infuse guiding principles for infant and toddler development into practices and policies.