Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – 2011
A brief summary of federal policies and programs that address the special needs of young children in the child welfare system. Discusses the vulnerability of young children who are at high risk for abuse and neglect, and how quality early intervention and care services can result in better outcomes for these children. Describes several existing policies and programs such as Head Start, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), and Title IV-E funding. Also describes other opportunities such as the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act and the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program for at-risk families.