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ERIC Number: EJ1125833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Families in the Legal Enforcement System: A Case Example of Blending Infant Mental Health and Family Partner Services
Ivins, Barbara; Lee, Rashawnda; Reus, Cecilia
ZERO TO THREE, v33 n6 p37-42 Jul 2013
Public enforcement agencies such as criminal justice, child welfare, and immigration directly or indirectly impact children and families, often through mandated requirements and forced separations. As a result, families involved with these agencies can be wary of trusting early childhood home visitors and mental health providers. Through case description, including the mother's own words, we present an intervention model that pairs a family partner with direct experience in the criminal justice system as an intervention partner with an infant mental health specialist in order to create increased trust and a safety net of services around the family. Specifics about the model and lessons learned are shared to promote best practice in programs offering services to this vulnerable population of families.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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