ECC All Sites 2024

May is National Treatment Court Month, celebrating the success of Florida’s Problem-Solving Courts. Okeechobee Early Childhood Court (ECC), established in October 2022, addresses the needs of infants and toddlers (ages 0-5) involved in the child welfare system and placed in out-of-home care. ECC aims to improve family outcomes through a national approach and evidence-based best practices, with child-parent psychotherapy (CPP) as a key component. This approach enhances child safety, heals trauma, repairs the parent-child bond, promotes timely permanency, prevents maltreatment recurrence, and breaks the cycle of abuse and neglect. ECC is built upon partnerships with various agencies, many of which attended the 2024 Florida’s All Sites Training to learn more about best practices and ways to enhance program success.