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Reversing the Odds Improving Outcomes for Babies in the Child Welfare System

ISBN-10: 1557669619
ISBN-13: 9781557669612
Edition: 2009
Authors: Sheryl Dicker
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Description: Babies and young children in the child welfare system have a high prevalence for physical, cognitive, and social-emotional delays -- and often don¿t have access to the services and supports that could make all the difference. Demystifying the world  More...

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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Brookes Publishing
Publication date: 4/17/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Babies and young children in the child welfare system have a high prevalence for physical, cognitive, and social-emotional delays -- and often don¿t have access to the services and supports that could make all the difference. Demystifying the world of child welfare shows early childhood practitioners how to successfully navigate this complex system and collaborate with a wide range of other professionals to meet young children¿s needs. Discover what new brain research says about the importance of effective early intervention and consistent caregiving in the earliest years of life, see how the current system works by tracing several children¿s journeys through child welfare and juvenile court, help fulfill the promise of new laws related to child welfare, health care, and early intervention and education, understand the juvenile court¿s powerful potential to influence young children¿s healthy development, help improve access to coordinated, consistent health care for young children in the child welfare system, work to make early intervention screening universal and services readily available to young children and families, make the most of early childhood education as a portal to school readiness, social-emotional development, and overall well-being.

About the Author
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Sounding the Alarm: Background and Overview
Why the Odds Must Be Reversed for Young Children in the Child Welfare System
The History of Young Children in the Child Welfare System
A Child's Journey Through the Child Welfare System
The Promise of the Research and the Law
Promising New Research
Powerful New Laws
Portals for Healthy Development: The Case Studies
Using the Courts as a Portal for Healthy Development: The New York Case Study
Using Health Care as a Portal for Healthy Development: The Arkansas Case Study
Using the Portal of Early Intervention for Healthy Development: The Philadelphia Case Study
Unlocking A New Portal for Healthy Development: Early Childhood Education
Conclusion
Putting the Pieces Together: One Jurisdiction at One Point in Time
Epilogue
Postscript
References
Index

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