A Call to Action On Behalf of Maltreated Infants and Toddlers

November 14, 2011

The policy agenda represents these organizations' collective vision on the essential steps that should be taken in policies, programs, and practices to address the needs of these vulnerable infants and toddlers, who are at risk for a host of developmental problems that could follow them throughout their lives.

As an advocate for infants and toddlers, you can use this paper with policymakers as a starting point for creating a response to the special needs of young children in the child welfare system. Read the agenda below to learn about the compelling evidence on the effect of maltreatment on the development of infants and toddlers, and use it to engage policymakers in important conversations on revising policies to protect the youngest children in the child welfare system.