ERIC Number: ED506020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Fact Sheet: Vulnerable Young Children
Shaw, Evelyn, Comp.; Goode, Sue, Comp.
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC)
This fact sheet provides data on infants, toddlers and young children who are experiencing high stress as a result of a number of risk factors specifically identified in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004), including substantiated abuse or neglect, foster care placement, homelessness, exposure to family violence and prenatal exposure to drugs or alcohol. It begins by highlighting several factors that have been found to maximize the likelihood of promoting positive outcomes for all vulnerable young children and their families. Subsequent sections provide data on specific populations of at risk children.
Descriptors: Family Violence, Homeless People, Disabilities, Young Children, Foster Care, Infants, Toddlers, Child Welfare, Well Being, Stress Variables, At Risk Persons, Federal Legislation, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Drug Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Prenatal Influences, Child Health, Child Development, Early Intervention, Mental Health, Physical Health
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC). Campus Box 8040, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040. Tel: 919-962-2001; Fax: 919-966-7463; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.nectac.org/pubs/pubs.asp
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, Chapel Hill, NC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C