Realizing the Promise of Well-Being: Longitudinal Research from an Effective Early Intervention Program for Substance Exposed Babies and Toddlers Identifies Essential Components

Lynne F. Katz, Mary Anne Ullery, Cindy S. Lederman

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The University of Miami Linda Ray Intervention Program (LRIP) is a Part C early intervention program for children under the age of three, with verified developmental delays located in Miami-Dade County that has established a strong link and referral process from the Juvenile Court as well as local community-based care agencies. Creating a system where early intervention communicates well with the court system is paramount in changing the well-being trajectories of these vulnerable children. This article describes the growing need for early intervention services as well as the results of one successful early intervention-court partnership that has shown promising short and long-term results for developmentally-delayed children who were born prenatally exposed to cocaine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalJuvenile and Family Court Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Law

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