Zero to Three Organization Provides Fellowships, Support to Promote Infant and Family Health and Development

Promoting leadership for the field of infant/family health and development

From October 1998 to October 2004, Zero to Three provided fellowships to young and mid-career professionals in a project designed to develop leaders in the field of infant and family health and development. The project supported 82 fellows from a variety of disciplines including medicine, psychology, business, public administration, law and criminal justice, counseling and journalism.

Key Results

  • Among the key results achieved by the fellows were:

    • Enactment of a program in Miami-Dade Juvenile Court that provides developmental screenings and referrals for all babies from birth to age three whose parents appear before the court system.
    • Development of a screening instrument for preschoolers with post-traumatic stress syndrome.
    • Organization of a network of 15 states that were creating early childhood mental health care systems. The states were Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Texas, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.