Today, ZERO TO THREE and Child Trends released a new report
presenting findings from a 2013 survey of state child welfare agencies
about their policies and practices for addressing the needs of infants
and toddlers who've been maltreated. Changing the Course for Infants and Toddlers: A Survey of State Child Welfare Policies and Initiatives
finds that the one-size-fits-all approach adopted by most states does
not work in meeting the unique developmental needs of many of the
200,000 infants and toddlers who come into contact with the child
welfare system each year.
For kids, health problems can lead to academic problems, and good
health has been positively linked to good grades. The Affordable Care
Act, passed in 2010, will support the health of America's children and
youth through three major school-based strategies: school-based health
centers, school-community health partnerships, and support for expectant
and parenting teens. Learn what this means for schools, parents, and
their children in our latest blog post.
If you run a nonprofit organization, this is the conference for you. "After
the Leap" is a two-day conference that will help executives learn more
about outcomes measurement, performance management, and organizational
change, hosted by PerformWell (a partnership of the Urban Institute, Child Trends, and Social Solutions) and Leap of Reason.
Experts in performance management will share their hard-won successes
with leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to help
advance the field.