Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services 2000 N. Classen Boulevard, Suite E600 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106 Audra Haney (405) 248-9289 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ok.gov/odmhsas The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS), as the lead agency, seeks to apply for the State Infant-Toddler Court Program grant (funding opportunity number HRSA-22-073). The ODMHSAS will create the Oklahoma Infant-Toddler Court Project (OKITCP) in order to advance knowledge and research, practice and policy in the area of child welfare, early developmental health, and well-being of infants, toddlers, and their families. As a part of this project, we propose to enhance one existing ITC in Tulsa County implement two new ITC in more rural or suburban and underserved areas of Oklahoma. The ITC Project will work with the courts, DHS, treatment providers, and community partners to achieve the following goals: 1. Increase well-being, ensure safety, and accelerate permanency for children (P-3) and their families who are involved or at-risk of involvement with the CWS by implementing two new ITCs by the end of year two of the project in order to connect infants, toddlers and their families with the support and services they need to ensure healthy development and lasting permanency. 2. Enhance and expand upon existing ITCPs in Oklahoma by increasing collaboration between state systems and local court teams. 3. Improve timely access to equitable and appropriate levels of prevention and intervention services for children prenatal to three who are involved or at risk of involvement with the child welfare system. 4. Expand capacity of specialized infant mental health models necessary for implementation of ITC and evaluate the impact of increased access to reduce disparities and improve developmental outcomes for the P-3 population. The work associated with this project will help to meet needs of the targe
t population outlined in the grant NOFO by focusing on children, prenatal to three, removed or at risk of removal especially due to substance use and supporting the family unit by providing specialized services and supports. This application request is for an annual award of $625,000 per budget period for five (5) years.