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March 2005Vol. 6, No. 2Transitions for Infants and Toddlers

In the most recent issue of its newsletter, The Source, the National Abandoned Infants Assistance (AIA) Resource Center focuses on the theme of transitions for infants and toddlers who are moving to a new caregiver situation. The lead article, "Creating Threads of Continuity: Helping Infants and Toddlers Through Transitions in Foster Care," examines the typical child welfare experience, young children's experience of disruption and loss, and the experience of parents and caregivers. Approaches that can create "threads of continuity" for transitioning children are described.

Other articles on transition include:

  • "Helping Children Transition to New Caregivers"
  • "Making the Transition: Learning to Cope Through Art"
  • "Supporting the Transition of Infants With Prenatal Substance Exposure From Foster to Adoptive Homes"
  • "Transition Issues for Children of Incarcerated Parents"

The Fall 2004 issue of The Source can be downloaded on the AIA website at (PDF 481 KB).