Web Resources: Zero to Three

Emily KruegerEmily Krueger, Permanency Planning for Children Department, NCJFCJ

Summary: Websites, legal resources, articles and publications relating to dependency court cases involving young children.

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Websites

ZERO TO THREE: ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.
http://zerotothree.org/

Quality Improvement Center on Early Childhood
http://www.qic-ec.org/

Psychotropic Medications and Children in Foster Care, Child Welfare Information Gateway
http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/mentalhealth/effectiveness/psychotropic.cfm

Brain Development

ZERO TO THREE
http://www.zerotothree.org/child-development/brain-development/

Effects of Maltreatment on Brain Development, Child Welfare Information Gateway
http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/issue_briefs/brain_development/effects.cfm

Legal Resources

Child Welfare Information Gateway
State Laws Series: Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect

Child Welfare Information Gateway (2011)
http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/define.cfm

Practice and Policy Briefs

Psychotropic Medications and Children in Foster Care: Tips for Advocates and Judges, Solchany, J. (October 2011) ABA Center on Children and the Law
http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/child_law/PsychMed.authcheckdam.pdf

Advocating for Very Young Children in Dependency Proceedings: The Hallmarks of Effective, Ethical Representation, Maze, C. (2010) ABA Center on Children and the Law
http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/migrated/child/PublicDocuments/ethicalrep_final_10_10.authcheckdam.pdf

Visitation with Infants and Toddlers in Foster Care: What Judges and Attorneys Need to Know, Smariga, M. (2007) ABA Center on Children and the Law
http://main.zerotothree.org/site/DocServer/Visitation_with_Infants_and_Toddlers_in_Foster_Care.pdf?docID=3981

Healing the Youngest Children: Model Court-Community Partnerships, Hudson, L., Klain, E., Smariga, M., Youcha, V. (2007) ABA Center on Children and the Law
http://main.zerotothree.org/site/DocServer/Healing_the_Youngest_Children.pdf?docID=3761

Articles and Publications

Report on State Leadership in Building Early Childhood Systems, Bruner, C., Child and Family Policy Center and The BUILD Initiative
http://www.buildinitiative.org/files/resources/Bruner%20Four%20Ovals.pdf

Young and Vulnerable: Children Five and Under Experience High Maltreatment Rates, DeVooght, K., McCoy-Roth, M., Freundlich, M., Child Trends
http://www.childtrends.org/Files/Child_Trends 2011_04_29_ECH_YoungVulnerable.pdf

Healthy Beginnings, Healthy Futures: A Judge's Guide, Klain, E., Pilnik, L., Talati, E., (2009) ABA Center of Children and the Law
http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/child_law/healthy_beginnings.authcheckdam.pdf

Better Outcomes for Infants and Toddlers: Judicial Survey on Infants and Toddlers and the Dependency Court System Summary of Findings Report, Abernethy, P., Hall, M. (2009) National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
http://www.ncjfcj.org/images/stories/dept/ppcd/pdf/abernethypaperfinal.pdf

Attachment in Maltreated Children, Perry, B., (2001) Child Trauma Academy
http://childtraumaacademy.org/Documents/AttCar4_03_v2.pdf

Understanding the Effects of Maltreatment on Brain Development, (2009) Child Welfare Information Gateway
http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/issue_briefs/brain_development/brain_development.pdf

Building the Brain's "Air Traffic Control" System: How Early Experiences Shape the Development of Executive Function (2011) Working Paper No. 11 http://developingchild.harvard.edu/index.php/resources/reports_and_working_papers/working_papers/wp11/

Mental Health Services to Families in their Homes to Protect Children and Prevent Removal, Henderson, A., (2009) National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning
http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/nrcfcpp/info_services/henderson%20infopack%20mentalhealthserv%202009.pdf

Protecting Children and Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders, Children’s Bureau, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect., ICF International (2009)http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/usermanuals/substanceuse/index.cfm

Right from the Start: The Courts Catalyzing Change Preliminary Protective Hearing Benchcard Study Report - Testing a Tool for Judicial Decision-Making, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Permanency Planning for Children Department (2011)
http://www.ncjfcj.org/images/stories/dept/publications/ncjfcj%20benchcard%20study%20final.pdf

Right From the Start: The CCC Preliminary Protective Hearing Benchcard - A Tool for Judicial Decision-Making, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Permanency Planning for Children Department (2010)
http://www.ncjfcj.org/images/stories/dept/ppcd/CCC/ccc%20bench%20card%20bulletin_web.pdf

Benchcard--Right From the Start: The CCC Preliminary Protective Hearing Benchcard- A Tool for Judicial Decision-Making, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Permanency Planning for Children Department (2010)
http://www.ncjfcj.org/images/stories/dept/ppcd/CCC/ccc%20bench%20card%20inserts_web.pdf

Toolkit on Court-Involved Youth and Exposure to Violence: Safe Start Center, in partnership with the ABA Center on Children and the Law and Child & Family Policy Associates (2012)
http://www.safestartcenter.org/resources/toolkit-court-involved-youth-exposure-violence.php

Webinars

Promising Practices for Addressing the Mental Health Issues Impacting Parents of Children in Foster Care, National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections
http://www.nrcpfc.org/teleconferences/01-31-06.html#mentalhealth3&referrer=http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/mentalhealth/common/index.cfm

Use of Psychotropic Meds Webinar Series, Administration on Children Youth and Families
http://gucchdtacenter.georgetown.edu/child_welfare.html#Upcoming

Seen and Heard:  Involving Children in Court: With Andrea Khoury, JD, American Bar Association Center for Children and the Law, and Elizabeth Whitney Barnes, JD, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, presenting on newly released Seen, Heard, and Engaged: Children in Dependency Court Hearings technical assistance bulletn (2012)
https://ncjfcj.adobeconnect.com/_a932236412/p31xdf0bx5v/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal  

 

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