Transforming the lives of babies in child welfare.
Babies, from 0 to 3 years old, make up the largest age group among children most at risk of maltreatment. And because of their rapid brain development during this crucial period, the stakes could not be higher for the youngest children entering the child welfare system. But the child welfare system was not devised to support the unique needs of babies or their caretakers. Infant-Toddler Court Teams in communities across the country focus on the development of young children, offer preventive services for families, and address family trauma while ensuring safe and loving environments for young children