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Young children involved with child welfare have faced challenges in their young lives and need extra support so they can heal.

Early childhood experiences can affect children's development and have a lasting effect on their lives. Infants and toddlers in child welfare are especially vulnerable.

Relationships are critical to set them on a path for healthy development and brighter outcomes.

For additional information on early childhood adversity and child welfare, visit the following resources:

Access information about what trauma is, how it affects children, and recommendations for serving children who are exposed to complex or traumatic stress.
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Quick facts on young children in foster care.
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Infants and toddlers in foster care require special care to develop their full potential. All partners who work with them have a role.
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Access videos and further knowledge on the impact maltreatment can have on the developing brain.
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Access one of the largest online sources for issues addressing child welfare, the families, and children they serve.
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