Zero to Three Program
‘r kids Family Center was selected by The National Zero to Three (ZTT) organization to participate in their program. The New Haven Safe Babies Initiative is focused on improving how the courts, child welfare agencies and local community partner organizations work together, share information and expedite services for young children.
Any child up to 36 months of age and who has been removed by DCF from their parent or guardian may be eligible to participate. It is a voluntary program. Referrals to the ‘r kids Family Center come directly from the ZTT Community Coordinator. Services include an initial Parent/Care Giver/Child assessment, increased visitation, parenting intervention, visit coaching, case management, and ongoing support services.
These intensive services are to promote attachment and permanency in a timely manner for these young children. The most prevalent permanency outcomes are reunification, transfer of guardianships, and adoption. Funding is provided through DCF.