What are some strategies that can keep infants and toddlers safe?
Beverly (BJ) Walker, director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, speaks to the importance of providing wraparound supports for parents of infants and toddlers, and building a healthy infrastructure that gives them the feedback and connections they need in order to be safe and loving parents.
Clinical judgment can open the door to bias. One way to reduce a tendency toward pre-judgment is to apply a standardized evaluation with young infants, according to Dr. Jonathan Thackeray, chief medical community health officer at Dayton Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Jonathan Thackeray, chief medical community health officer at Dayton Children’s Hospital, stresses the need for improved communication between medical providers and child protection agencies in order to keep infants safe.