Oklahoma Infant Toddler Court Program

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Oklahoma Infant Toddler Court Program

More about the Project

Sponsored by a the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), and in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS), Oklahoma Infant Toddler Court Program implements and evaluates multiple Infant-Toddler Court Programs (ITCP) across the state of Oklahoma. The ITCP aims to improve the health, safety, well-being and development of infants, toddlers, and families involved in the child welfare system. The five-year, multi-site Oklahoma initiative will give priority consideration to infants, toddlers, and families involved in the child welfare system who are affected by substance use and other adverse childhood experiences (e.g., financial hardships, forms of maltreatment, etc.).


The OK ITCP works with the Oklahoma deprived courts, Oklahoma Department of Human Service (OKDHS), mental health providers, substance use treatment providers, and community partners to achieve the following goals and objectives:

Increase well-being, ensure safety, and accelerate permanency for children (P-3) and their families who are in or at-risk of foster care placement.

    Enhance and expand upon existing ITCs in Oklahoma by increasing collaboration between state systems and local court teams

      Improve timely access to equitable and appropriate levels of prevention and intervention services for P-3 children in – or at risk of- foster care placement.

        Expand capacity of specialized infant mental health models necessary for implementation of ITCs and evaluate the impact of increased access to reduce disparities and improve developmental outcomes for the P-3 population

          Project Leadership

          Dr. Kiley Liming smiling for photo.

          Kiley Liming

          Principal Investigator, Associate Researcher Senior