Safe Babies Court Case Study

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Child maltreatment has been a concern for years. It has always been a questions as in what to do for the child involved and how to handle the situation. Child maltreatment varies based on a court jurisdiction on what they feel is child maltreatment. Child maltreatment is and can be physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, in addition to neglect (NIJ 2011). Whereas neglect is specified as in a failure in the parent responsibility to provide for a child 's development when in a financial position to do so (NIJ 2011). Upon federal law child maltreatment is child abuse or neglect of any act to a child and negligence in taking part in raising a child and causing harm to them. For example death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation, or an act or failure to act that presents an imminent risk of serious harm to a child (NIJ 2011)
The Safe Babies Court Teams Project is a project that helps understands cases that involves infants and toddlers in a domestic violence case. The project was based off Dependency Court Intervention Program for Family Violence (DCIPFV) by a judge, a ZERO TO THREE fellow and a psychology professor. The essential members started this program to help children in
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The SBCT project is based off ten core components to ensure effeteness and success. The ten core components are Judicial Leadership, Local Community Coordinator, Active Court Team Focused on the Big Picture, Targeting Infants and Toddlers in Out- of-Home Care, Placement and Concurrent Panning, Family Team Meetings Monthly to Review All Open Cases, Child-Focused Services, Parent-Child Contact (visitation), Continuum of Mental Health Services, Training and Technical Assistance, and lastly Evaluation. All of the ten components have elaborate detail on how each components helps SBCT

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