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ERIC Number: ED501308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being, No. 8: Need for Early Intervention Services among Infants and Toddlers in Child Welfare. Research Brief: Findings from the NSCAW Study
US Department of Health and Human Services
The Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers (P.L. 99-457), now known as Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), was established by the federal government in 1986 "to encourage states to expand opportunities for children less than 3 years of age who would be at risk of having substantial developmental delay if they did not receive early intervention services." After the child is assessed to determine the need for services, an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) is developed in collaboration with the child's caregiver. A legal document, the IFSP is written to identify goals and individualized supports and services that will enhance the child's development. Little research is available to help us understand how many infants and toddlers involved in maltreatment investigations are in need of Part C services or to what extent such children have already been served under Part C and/or are later referred to special education services and have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), This research brief examines the need for and provision of an IFSP during the first 3 years of life among infants and toddlers involved in investigations of child maltreatment. The brief ascertains: (1) the percentage of infants and toddlers involved with Child Welfare Services (CWS) need early intervention services, based on criteria that states use, and the percentage receiving an IFSP; (2) the child and maltreatment characteristics that predict having an IFSP; and (3) the percentage of infants and toddlers that later has an IEP, and of those, the percentage of those who ever had an IFSP transition to an IEP. This is the eighth in a series of National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) research briefs focused on children who have come in contact with the Child Welfare System. (Contains 3 figures and 25 notes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children and Families (DHHS)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act