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ERIC Number: ED544649
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
After Abuse: Early Intervention Services for Infants and Toddlers. FPG Snapshot. Number 54. August 2008
FPG Child Development Institute
By law each state is required to ensure that all substantiated cases of maltreated infants and toddlers are referred to Part C early intervention services. In reality, many children may not be receiving the child development services they need. Researchers have known for some time that children who have been abused are at greater risk for developmental delays, even years after the initial abuse occurred. In 2003, Congress acted on these findings and amended the Child Abuse and Prevention Treatment Act (CAPTA) to require that maltreated infants and toddlers be evaluated for eligibility for early intervention services. Experts in the field have identified significant challenges to implementing the CAPTA requirements. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services commissioned a report to gather information to address these challenges and propose solutions. The key findings are presented in this document.
FPG Child Development Institute. University of North Carolina, Publications Office, CB# 8185, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185. Tel: 919-966-0857; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, FPG Child Development Institute
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act