Visitation with Infants and Toddlers in Foster Care: What Judges and Attorneys Need to Know.
Practice & Policy Brief.
Smariga, Margaret. Chiamulera, Claire Sandt.
American Bar Association. Zero to Three.
Published: July 2007
ABA Center on Children and the Law
740 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Fax: 202-662-1755 800-285-2221
Sponsoring Organization: United States. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
This brief explains why safe and effective visitation is particularly important to the healthy development of very young children and emphasizes the role of visitation in permanency planning. It highlights key elements of successful visitation plans and shares promising community approaches. (Author abstract)
infants; promising practices; judicial role; lawyers role; visitation; evidence based practice; parental visits