Changing the Trajectory for Infants, Young Children and their Parents involved with Child Welfare

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Participants will:

  1. Develop an appreciation for the centrality of the caregiver infant relationship in the young child’s mental health and development
  2. Gain information about the impact of traumatic events on infants and young children across developmental domains, including early brain development
  3. Be able to identify the core components of the infant court approach
  4. Learn how the infant court approach addresses the impact of trauma in the lives of young children and their parents as well as promotes healthy attachment and development
  5. Be able to describe Tennessee’s development of infant courts through its two pilot projects and legislative initiative.


Franklin, TN