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Infant Mental Health Service and Training Program For
Families Seeking Reunification in the Child Welfare System

Award Information

Award #
2004-JL-FX-0095
Location
Awardee County
USA
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2004
Total funding (to date)
$148,422

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $148,422)

This program is designed to reduce child abuse and neglect by providing infant mental health services to foster care children and their families whose aim is reunification. The initial target population is biological families in Cook County, Illinois, actively involved in the return-home process with their children under the age of five.

It represents support for the first of a three-phase program. Phases two and three will address making the program a billable service through the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Based on the data and review, the goal is for the program to become state-funded, with fees for service.

NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 15, 2004