ERIC Number: EJ805174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
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From Science to Policy to Practice: The Evolving Implementation of Federally Mandated Referrals from Child Welfare to Part C Early Intervention
Derrington, Taletha M.; Lippitt, John A.
Zero to Three, v28 n6 p18-24 Jul 2008
Scientifically based federal legislation now requires states to develop and implement policies for referring children less than 3 years old with substantiated cases of abuse or neglect to state Early Intervention systems. This legislation is a critical first step, but further attention is needed to translate it into scientifically based practice. This article describes initial state responses and the current status of state referral policies. The authors discuss ongoing challenges in system capacity, funding, policy development, and engaging families, and they provide promising strategies to address these issues.
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Federal Legislation, Child Welfare, Child Abuse, Young Children, Child Neglect, State Action, State Agencies, Referral
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