Identification of infants/toddlers (includes - homeless, foster care, wards of the State; and abused or neglected [CAPTA]; or under 3 and affected by illegal substance abuse or prenatal drug exposure).Dear Colleagues, After many conversations, we determined that the Early Identification Community of Practice is no longer an active community. For that reason, we are no longer accepting new members. As of August 22, 2011 the web page will still be active so people can have access to the resources that this community developed. Updated resources will be posted on the Early Identification section of the NECTAC website (http://nectac.org/topics/earlyid/earlyid.asp). Thank you for your participation over the past years, and we wish you well! Sharon Ringwalt, NECTAC and MSRRC; Evelyn Shaw, NECTAC; Jim Henson, MSRRC (soon to be retired!); and Renee Swink, ECAC
UPDATES ON CAPTA
You may wish to visit the NECTAC CAPTA page (http://www.nectac.org/topics/earlyid/capta.asp) for the recently reauthorized CAPTA legislation and memorandum from the Children's Bureau about the changes. Changes of particular note are 1) that the CAPTA agency will now be required to collect referral to Part C information including outcomes of the referral and 2) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders is now specifically included in the references to drug-exposed infants and toddlers.
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC), Region 2 Parent Technical Assistance Center & Mid-South Regional Resource Center (MSRRC)