“Not in the Same Sandbox”: Cross-Systems Collaborations Between Early Intervention and Child Welfare Systems

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Abstract

Maltreatment and disability often coexist in the lives of young children, as children who are maltreated are at a higher risk for developing a disability, and, conversely, children with a disability are at a higher risk of being maltreated. Despite being supported by multiple service systems, young children with disabilities who have experienced maltreatment are often not optimally supported by these service systems. We utilized a mixed methods design to explore how early intervention and child welfare collaborate to support young children with disabilities who have experienced maltreatment. Implications and future directions for research, policy and practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-22
Number of pages14
JournalChild and Adolescent Social Work Journal
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017

Keywords

  • Child welfare
  • Disability
  • Early intervention
  • Maltreatment
  • System collaboration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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