Urge Congress to RISE for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health! (All States)
In a time when many communities do not have infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH) practitioners to serve the needs of children and families, the Resilience Investment, Support, and Expansion (“RISE”) from Trauma Act (S. 1770, H.R. 3180) is intended to increase the numbers of trained practitioners able to provide developmentally appropriate, trauma-informed mental health services to young children. Reach out to your Members of Congress today and encourage them to support the RISE from Trauma Act.
Invest in America's Future with Early Head Start (All States)
As Early Head Start celebrates 25 years, we urge Congress to expand on its promise and reach more babies and families living in poverty. Evidence-based and community-driven, Early Head Start uses a comprehensive, two-generational approach to support healthy prenatal outcomes, build strong parent-child relationships, and enhance the intellectual, social, and emotional development of infants and toddlers to promote later success. But 93% of eligible infants and toddlers for EHS are not currently being served. Take action below!
Tell Congress: Cosponsor the FAMILY Act (All States)
The Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act would create a comprehensive national program to make paid leave affordable for employers of all sizes and available to all workers and their families. As Congress considers a number of paid leave proposals, the FAMILY Act offers an approach that comprehensively addresses the needs of working families and their babies, checking all the boxes identified by advocates as part of a robust paid leave plan. Reach out to your Members of Congress today and encourage them to support the FAMILY Act.
Encourage Congress to learn about how babies are faring in your state (All States)
ZERO TO THREE and Child Trends’ State of Babies Yearbook: 2019 provides policymakers the information they need to advance national and state policies to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. Share the State of Babies Yearbook: 2019 with your Members of Congress and encourage them to learn more about how your state measures up on nearly 60 indicators that are essential to ensuring babies have what they need to thrive.