Addressing the Needs of Young Children in Child Welfare: Part C

Early Intervention Services

About the Course:

This course is based upon a bulletin for professionals that provides examples of lessons learned by child welfare administrators and practitioners in accessing early intervention services for children and families identified by the child welfare system. While policies and practices vary from state to state, this bulletin explains the overall importance to child welfare of the Part C Early Intervention Program and offers potential strategies to address barriers. Contact information for state and local programs is provided at the end of this document.


Child Welfare Information Gateway

Publication Date:

May 2007


Child Welfare Information Gateway staff

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about Child Welfare: Part C early intervention services. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the benefits provided in the Welfare: Part C legislation that will be particularly helpful for child welfare agencies and the children in their care.

  2. Identify and assess promising strategies presented for improving early intervention services.

  3. Evaluate funding strategies presented.

  4. Identify resources that may be of particular interest to your work.

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