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National Indian Child Welfare AssociationNoNoAdvocacyWeb SiteChapters, Policymakers
National Foster Care MonthNoNoAdvocacyWeb SiteChapters, Child Welfare, Families, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
May is National Foster Care Month FlyerYesNoAdvocacyHandout/Fact SheetHealth Care
Nothing's Ever Permanent in Foster Care (WNYC)NoNoTransitionsMediaFamilies, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers, Child Welfare
Child Welfare League of AmericaNoNoPhysical HealthWeb SiteChapters, Child Welfare
Health Outcomes and Family Services in Kinship Care (Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine)NoNoOutcomesArticleChapters, Child Welfare, Families, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
Meeting the Health Care Needs of Children in the Foster Care System: Strategies for Implementation (Georgetown University Child Development Center)NoNoMental/Behavioral, Physical Health, Systems of CareReportChapters, Health Care, Policymakers
Clinical Report: Understanding the Behavioral and Emotional Consequences of Child AbuseYesNoMental/BehavioralPolicy, ReportHealth Care
Preventing Substance Abuse Among Youth in Foster Care (Community Prevention Initiative)NoNoMental/BehavioralPublicationChild Welfare, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
Got Transitions?NoNoTransitionsWeb SiteChapters, Child Welfare, Families, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
Report From the AAP COFCAKC’s Foster Care Chapter MeetingYesNoAdvocacyReportChapters, Health Care
Who Are the Infants in Out-of-Home Care? An Epidemiological and Developmental Snapshot (Chapin Hall)NoNoDevelopmental, OutcomesReportChild Welfare, Health Care, Legal, Policymakers
Healthy Beginnings, Healthy Futures: A Judge's Guide (American Bar Association)NoNoDevelopmental, Legal, Mental/Behavioral, Physical HealthPublicationLegal
Center on Children and the Law (American Bar Association)YesYesLegalWeb SiteChapters, Legal
The Impact of HIPAA on Child Abuse and Neglect Cases (Child Law Practice)NoNoLegalArticleHealth Care, Legal, Policymakers
Integrating Systems of Care: Improving Quality of Care for the Most Vulnerable Children and Families (Child Welfare League of America)NoNoSystems of CareReportChild Welfare
Support Youth Transitioning From Foster Care (Policy for Results)NoNoAging Out, Transitions, OutcomesWeb SiteChapters, Child Welfare, Legal, Policymakers
Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents (2010) (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)NoNoMental/BehavioralTrainingFamilies, Mental Health
Sound Advice on Mental Health (HealthyChildren.org)YesNoMental/BehavioralMediaFamilies
Mental Health Care: Who's Who (HealthyChildren.org)YesNoMental/BehavioralWeb SiteFamilies
Medicaid Policy StatementYesNoFinancing, LegalPolicy, ReportChapters, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
Talking With Your Teen: Tips For Parents (HealthyChildren.org)YesNoTransitionsWeb SiteFamilies
Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)NoNoMental/BehavioralWeb SiteChapters, Child Welfare, Families, Health Care, Mental Health, Policymakers
Long-Term Foster Care—Different Needs, Different Outcomes (Carsey Institute)NoNoOutcomes, Mental/BehavioralReportChapters, Child Welfare, Families, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
Health Care of Young Children in Foster CareYesNoPhysical HealthPolicy, ReportHealth Care
AAP Council on Foster Care, Adoption, & Kinship CareYesNoAdvocacyWeb SiteHealth Care, Mental Health
Understanding the Effects of Maltreatment on Brain Development (Child Welfare Information Gateway)NoNoDevelopmental, Mental/Behavioral, OutcomesReportChild Welfare
From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood DevelopmentNoNoDevelopmentalPublicationChild Welfare, Families, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
The Teen Brain: Still Under Construction (National Institute of Mental Health)NoNoDevelopmentalHandout/Fact SheetChild Welfare, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
Briefly: Implementing Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs with Youth in Foster Care (The National Campaign to Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy)NoNoOutcomes, Physical HealthReportChapters, Child Welfare, Families, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
Foster Care for Child Maltreatment. II. Impact on School Performance (Pediatrics)YesNoEducationalReportHealth Care
The Invisible Suitcase: Behavioral Challenges of Traumatized Children (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)NoNoMental/BehavioralHandout/Fact SheetFamilies
Tips for Working with Foster Care and Juvenile Justice: Preventing Teen Pregnancy Through Outreach and Engagement (National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy)NoNoPhysical HealthHandout/Fact SheetChild Welfare
Developmental Milestones: 3 Months (HealthyChildren.org)YesNoDevelopmentalWeb SiteFamilies
Federal Student AidNoNoAging Out, Educational, Financing, TransitionsWeb SiteFamilies
Mental Health Screening and Assessment Tools for Children: Literature Review (Northern California Training Academy)NoNoMental/BehavioralReportChild Welfare, Legal
Ways To Build Your Teenager’s Self-Esteem (HealthyChildren.org)YesNoMental/BehavioralWeb SiteFamilies
Addressing Barriers to Good CareYesNoAdvocacy, Medical Home, Systems of CareWeb SiteChapters, Child Welfare, Families, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
Improving Foster Care Licensing Standards around the United States: Using Research Findings to Effect Change (American Bar Association)NoNoAdvocacy, LegalReportChild Welfare, Legal, Policymakers
National Center for Medical Home Implementation (AAP)YesNoMedical HomeWeb SiteHealth Care
Placement Changes and Emergency Department Visits in the First Year of Foster Care (Pediatrics)YesNoMedical Home, Mental/Behavioral, Physical Health, TransitionsArticleHealth Care, Mental Health
Related Foster Parents Less Likely to Receive Support Services Compared With Nonrelative Foster Parents (Carsey Institute)NoNoAdvocacy, OutcomesReportChapters, Child Welfare, Families, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
Making Care Coordination a Critical Component of the Pediatric health System: A Multidisciplinary Framework (The Commonwealth Fund)NoNoMedical Home, Systems of CareReportHealth Care, Mental Health, Policymakers
Casey Family ProgramsNoNoAdvocacyWeb SiteChild Welfare
Making Healthy Choices: A Guide on Psychotropic Medications for Youth in Foster CareYesNoMental/BehavioralHandout/Fact SheetFamilies
Never Too Old: Achieving Permanency & Sustaining Connections for Older Youth in Foster Care (Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute)NoNoAging Out, OutcomesReportChild Welfare, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
Your Baby's Development (Zero to Three)NoNoDevelopmentalHandout/Fact Sheet, Web SiteFamilies
Psychotropic Medication Patterns Among Youth in Foster Care (Pediatrics)YesNoMental/BehavioralArticleHealth Care, Mental Health
In-Home Services for Families of LGBTQ Youth (National Resource Center for In-Home Services)NoNoDevelopmental, Mental/BehavioralReportChild Welfare
Psychotropic Medication and Children in Foster Care: Tips for Advocates and Judges (American Bar Association)NoNoMental/BehavioralReportLegal
Placement and Permanency Outcomes for Children in Out-of-Home Care by Prior Inpatient Mental Health Treatment NoNoOutcomes, Mental/Behavioral, TransitionsArticleMental Health, Health Care, Child Welfare, Policymakers
Transitioning Youth to Adult Health Care for Pediatric Providers (IL Chapter, AAP)YesNoTransitions, Medical HomeTrainingHealth Care
Coding Fact Sheet for Treating TraumaYesNoMental/Behavioral, FinancingWeb SiteHealth Care
American Bar Association, Commission on Youth at RiskNoNoLegalWeb SiteLegal
Developmental Milestones: 12 Months (HealthyChildren.org)YesNoDevelopmentalWeb SiteFamilies
Health and Mental Health Services for Children in Foster Care: The Central Role of Foster Parents (Child Welfare League of America)NoNoDevelopmental, Mental/BehavioralPublicationFamilies, Child Welfare, Policymakers
Joint Guidance on the Application of the FERPA and HIPAA to Student Health Records (US Dept of Health & Human Services / US Dept of Education)NoNoLegal, EducationalReportChapters, Legal, Health Care, Child Welfare, Mental Health
How Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Are Treated (HealthyChildren.org)YesNoMental/BehavioralWeb SiteFamilies
Foster Care Statistics (Child Welfare Information Gateway)NoNoMental/Behavioral, OutcomesWeb SiteChapters, Child Welfare, Families, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
Communicating With Your Teen (Alabama Cooperative Extension System)NoNoDevelopmental, Mental/BehavioralPublicationFamilies
What Can Foster Parents Do? (Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center)NoNoAdvocacyWeb SiteFamilies
Your Child @ Series (Civitas)NoNoDevelopmentalHandout/Fact SheetFamilies
Referral and Feedback FormYesNoMental/Behavioral, Physical Health, Medical Home, DevelopmentalForm/LetterFamilies, Health Care, Mental Health
Your Child's Mental Health: When to Seek Help and Where to Get HelpYesYesMental/BehavioralHandout/Fact SheetFamilies
Interstate Variation in Trends of Psychotropic Medication Use Among Medicaid-Enrolled Children in Foster Care (Children and Youth Services Review)NoNoPolicyHealth Care
Evidence-Based Child and Adolescent Psychosocial InterventionsYesNoPhysical HealthForm/LetterMental Health, Health Care
American Academy of Child & Adolescent PsychiatryNoNoMental/BehavioralHandout/Fact SheetHealth Care
Mentoring USANoNoMental/BehavioralArticleChapters, Child Welfare, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
Moving to Adulthood: A Handout for Youth Aging Out of Foster CareYesNoAging Out, TransitionsHandout/Fact SheetFamilies
Legal Center for Foster Care & Education (American Bar Association)NoNoMental/BehavioralWeb SiteHealth Care, Mental Health
Asking the Right Questions: A Judicial Checklist to Ensure That the Educational Needs of Children and Youth in Foster Care are Being Addressed (National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges)NoNoAdvocacyWeb SitePolicymakers
Foster Parents Considering Adoption (Child Welfare Information Gateway)NoNoAging Out, TransitionsHandout/Fact SheetFamilies
Assessing the Health Status of Children Entering Foster Care (Pediatrics)YesNoEducational, LegalWeb SiteChapters, Legal, Policymakers
Make a Difference in a Child's Life: A Manual for Helping Children and Youth Get What They Need in School (TeamChild / Casey Family Programs)NoNoEducationalForm/Letter, PublicationLegal
The Pew Charitable TrustsNoNoHandout/Fact SheetFamilies, Legal, Policymakers
Fostering Health: Evaluations of Children in Foster Care (Pedialink Module)YesYesMental/Behavioral, Physical HealthReportHealth Care
Informal Kinship Care Most Common Out-of-Home Placement After an Investigation of Child Maltreatment (Carsey Institute)NoNoAdvocacy, Educational, LegalForm/Letter, PublicationChild Welfare, Families, Policymakers
Improving Family Communications (HealthyChildren.org)YesNoFinancingWeb SiteChapters, Policymakers
Affordable Care Act (ACA) Coverage for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care (First Focus)NoNoPhysical HealthMedia, TrainingHealth Care
Visit Discharge and Referral Summary for FamilyYesNoOutcomesReportChapters, Child Welfare, Families, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)NoNoTransitionsWeb SiteFamilies
Represent: The Voice of Youth in CareNoNoAging Out, Financing, TransitionsHandout/Fact SheetChapters, Child Welfare, Families, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
Cause for Concern: Unwanted Pregnancy and Childbirth Among Adolescents in Foster Care (National Center for Youth Law)NoNoMental/BehavioralForm/LetterHealth Care
Alumni Recommendations and Statement on Educational Needs of People In and From Foster Care (Foster Care Alumni of America)NoNoOutcomesWeb SiteChapters, Child Welfare, Families, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
The Origins of Attachment Theory: John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth (Attachment: Theory and Research @ Stony Brook)NoNoAdvocacyWeb SiteFamilies
Fostering Connections Story Project: Michael's Health Oversight (fosteringconnections.org)NoNoLegal, Physical HealthReport, Web SiteChild Welfare, Families, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
Fostering Connections to Success and and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (GovTrack US)NoNoEducationalWeb SiteChild Welfare, Legal, Policymakers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (HealthyChildren.org)YesNoDevelopmentalReportChapters, Child Welfare, Families, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
Advocacy Center (Child Welfare League of America)NoNoLegalReportChild Welfare, Health Care, Legal, Policymakers
A Guide To Children's Dental Health (HealthyChildren.org)YesNoLegalWeb SiteChapters, Child Welfare, Legal, Policymakers
Insecure Attachment and Attachment Disorders (HelpGuide.org)NoNoMental/BehavioralWeb SiteFamilies
Models of CareYesNoAdvocacyWeb SiteChild Welfare
The Adolescent Brain: New Research and Its Implications for Young People Transitioning from Foster Care (Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative)NoNoTransitions, Aging OutWeb SiteFamilies
Early Childhood Adversity, Toxic Stress, and the Role of the Pediatrician: Translating Developmental Science Into Lifelong HealthYesNoDevelopmental, Mental/BehavioralWeb SiteFamilies
Health Summary FormYesNoMedical HomeWeb SiteHealth Care
Reunification: Bringing Your Children Home From Foster Care(Child Welfare Information Gateway)NoNoAging Out, Developmental, Medical Home, TransitionsPublicationChapters, Child Welfare, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
Child Welfare Information GatewayNoNoDevelopmental, Mental/BehavioralPolicyHealth Care
Mental Health and Teens: Watch for Danger Signs (HealthyChildren.org)YesNoPhysical HealthForm/LetterHealth Care
Mental Health Screening and Assessment Tools for Primary CareYesNoOutcomesWeb SiteChild Welfare, Legal
Health Issues and NeedsYesNoMental/BehavioralWeb SiteFamilies
Clinical Report: Supporting the Health Care Transition From Adolescence to Adulthood in the Medical HomeYesNoAdvocacy, Dental Health, Medical Home, Mental/Behavioral, Physical Health, TransitionsPolicy, ReportHealth Care
Foster Care Friendly Tip Sheet for Health ProfessionalsYesNoMedical HomeHandout/Fact SheetHealth Care
Caring for Children With ADHD: A Resource Toolkit for Clinicians, 2nd EditionYesYesDental Health, Developmental, Educational, Medical Home, Mental/Behavioral, Physical HealthWeb SiteChapters, Child Welfare, Families, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
The Future of Foster Care: A Revolution for Change (Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute)NoNoTransitionsPolicyHealth Care
Communicating With Your Teen: Talking About Sex (Alabama Cooperative Extension System)NoNoMental/BehavioralToolChapters, Health Care
Oral and Dental Aspects of Child Abuse and NeglectYesNoLegalReportPolicymakers
Digital Stories From the Field (National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections)NoNoAdvocacy, Dental Health, Medical Home, Physical HealthArticle, PolicyChapters, Health Care, Policymakers
Effective Mental Health Care for Children & Youth in Foster CareYesNoAdvocacyMediaChild Welfare, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Families, Policymakers
The Pediatrician and the Child in Foster Care (Pediatrics in Review)YesNoArticle
It's Your Responsibility to Talk to Youth: Pregnancy Prevention for Youth in Foster Care: A Tool for Caregivers and Providers (The National Campaign to Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy)NoNoPhysical HealthHandout/Fact SheetChild Welfare, Families
Ensuring the Healthy Development of Infants in Foster Care: A Guide for Judges, Advocates and Child Welfare Profesionals (Zero to Three)NoNoMental/BehavioralMediaChild Welfare
It's Your Call: Make the Right Decision for You (National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy)NoNoPhysical HealthHandout/Fact SheetFamilies
National Governors Association (NGA)NoNoAging Out, DevelopmentalForm/Letter, Handout/Fact SheetChild Welfare, Families, Health Care
Section on Adoption and Foster Care Brochure (AAP)YesNoDevelopmentalPublicationChild Welfare, Legal
Fostering Connections Story Project: Massachusetts FaCES Program (fosteringconnections.org)NoNoPhysical HealthHandout/Fact SheetFamilies
State Strategy: Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act: State Implementation of the Health Oversight and Coordination PlanYesNoAdvocacyHandout/Fact SheetHealth Care, Chapters, Policymakers, Child Welfare
Foster Care: Health Needs of Many Young Children are Unknown and Unmet (US General Accounting Office)NoNoLegalReportChild Welfare, Health Care, Legal, Policymakers
Identification and Care of HIV-exposed and HIV-infected Infants, Children, and Adolescents in Foster CareYesNoAdvocacy, Physical HealthReport, PolicyChapters, Health Care
National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW), 1997-2010 (ACF)NoNoAdvocacy, LegalPublication, ReportChapters, Health Care, Policymakers
A Patient's Guide to the HIPAA Privacy Rule: When Health Care Providers May Communicate About You and Your Family, Friends, or Others Involved in Your Care (US Dept of Health & Human Services, Office for Civil Rights)NoNoAdvocacy, Physical HealthReportChapters, Legal, Policymakers
Knowledge Brief: How Well is the Child Welfare System Serving Youths With Behavioral Problems? (Models for Change)NoNoPhysical HealthPolicyHealth Care
Fostering Health: Comprehensive Health AssessmentYesNoOutcomesReport
Supporting Your LGBTQ Youth: A Guide for Foster Parents (Child Welfare Information Gateway)NoNoLegalHandout/Fact SheetFamilies
A Medical Guide for Youth In Foster Care (New York State Office of Children and Family Services)NoNoMental/Behavioral, OutcomesArticleChild Welfare, Policymakers
Psychotropic Medication Utilization Parameters for Foster Children (AACAP)NoNoDental Health, Developmental, Physical HealthPublicationChapters, Health Care
Court-Appointed Special AdvocatesNoNoAdvocacy, DevelopmentalHandout/Fact SheetFamilies
10 Tips for Foster Parents to Help Their Foster Youth Avoid Teen Pregnancy (The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy)NoNoPhysical HealthHandout/Fact SheetFamilies
HealthyChildren.orgYesNoMental/BehavioralWeb SiteMental Health
Advocating for Pregnant and Parenting Teens in Foster Care (American Bar Association)NoNoAdvocacy, LegalWeb SiteChapters, Families, Legal, Policymakers
Immigration and Child Welfare (Casey Family Programs)NoNoPhysical HealthHandout/Fact SheetFamilies
Types of Out-of-Home Care (Child Welfare Information Gateway)NoNoDental Health, Developmental, Educational, Mental/Behavioral, Physical HealthWeb SiteFamilies
The Future of ChildrenNoNoLegalHandout/Fact SheetLegal
Foster Care for Child Maltreatment: Impact on Delinquent Behavior (Pediatrics)YesNoDevelopmental, Mental/BehavioralArticleHealth Care
Addressing the Educational Needs of Children in Foster Care: A Guide for Judges, Advocates and Child Welfare Professionals (New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children)NoNoWeb SiteFamilies, Health Care, Mental Health
Oral Health and Foster CareYesNoDental HealthWeb SiteHealth Care
Children in Foster Care in California: An Examination of Medicaid Reimbursed Health Services Utilization (Pediatrics)YesNoPhysical HealthReportHealth Care
Responding to Childhood Trauma: The Promise and Practice of Trauma Informed Care (PA Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services)NoNoEducationalPublicationChild Welfare, Legal
Improving Mental Health Services in Primary Care: Reducing Adiminstrative and Financial Barriers to Access and Collaboration (Pediatrics)YesNoFinancingReportHealth Care
Praise: An Important Parenting Tool (Indiana University School of Medicine)NoNoMental/BehavioralPublicationHealth Care, Mental Health
A Health Care Provider's Guide to the HIPAA Privacy Rule: Communicating With a Patient's Family, Friends, or Others Involved in the Patient's Care (US Dept of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights)NoNoDental HealthPolicyHealth Care
The Association of Foster Care or Kinship Care With Adolescent Sexual Behavior and First Pregnancy (Pediatrics)YesNoMental/BehavioralReportHealth Care, Mental Health
Addressing the Health Care Needs of Transitioning Youth (National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators)NoNoDevelopmental, Mental/BehavioralHandout/Fact SheetFamilies
Who are the Young Children in Foster Care? What Critical Points must be kept in Mind When Addressing Their Needs? (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)NoNoLegalHandout/Fact SheetHealth Care
AAP Clinical ReportsYesNoDevelopmental, Mental/Behavioral, Physical HealthReportHealth Care
Improving the Odds for Adolescents: State Policies that Support Adolescent Health and Well-being (National Center for Children in Poverty)NoNoAging Out, Outcomes, TransitionsReportChapters, Child Welfare, Health Care, Legal, Policymakers
AAP Recommendations for Immunizations: Catch-upYesNoAdvocacyMediaChild Welfare, Legal, Policymakers
DevelopMental HealthYesNoDevelopmental, Medical Home, Mental/Behavioral, Physical HealthReportHealth Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
The Medical HomeYesNoDevelopmental, Medical Home, Physical HealthReportChapters, Policymakers
Your Child's Growth: Developmental MilestonesYesYesDevelopmentalHandout/Fact SheetFamilies
Mentoring Children in Foster Care: Considerations and Partnership Strategies for Senior Corps Directors (Corporation for National and Community Service)NoNoMedical HomePolicyHealth Care
When Will My Child Start Losing His Baby Teeth? How Can I Be Sure His Adult Teeth Stay Healthy? (HealthyChildren.org)YesNoDental HealthWeb SiteFamilies
Developmental Milestones: 3 to 4 Year Olds (HealthyChildren.org)YesNoDevelopmentalWeb SiteFamilies
Health & Family Services Outcomes in Kinship Care vs Foster Care (AAP Grand Rounds)YesNoAdvocacyToolChapters, Health Care, Mental Health
Testimony of Dave Rubin, MD MSCE FAAP on behalf of the AAP on Foster Children and the Health Care System (AAP)YesNoAdvocacy, Systems of CareReportHealth Care, Policymakers
Sources of Specialty Services for Children With Mental Health Problems and Their FamiliesYesNoDevelopmentalWeb SiteFamilies
Practice Guide: Effective DisciplineYesNoMental/Behavioral, OutcomesReportChapters, Child Welfare, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
National Resource Center for Family-centered Practice and Permanency PlanningNoNoAdvocacy, LegalReportChapters, Legal, Policymakers
A Message for Grandparents: Keeping Your Grandchild Safe in Your Home (HealthyChildren.org)YesNoPhysical HealthWeb SiteFamilies
Educational HealthYesNoMental/BehavioralPublicationChild Welfare, Health Care, Mental Health
Peds-21: Fostering Healthy Futures: Optimizing Health and Well-Being of Children in Foster Care (AAP)YesNoAdvocacy, Legal, OutcomesWeb SiteChild Welfare, Legal, Policymakers
An Overview of Problematic Eating and Food-Related Behavior Among Foster Children: Definitions, Etiology, and Intervention (Center for Development of Human Services/Research Foundation)NoNoPhysical HealthWeb SiteFamilies
Fourth National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS-4): Report to Congress (US Dept of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families)NoNoEducationalWeb SiteChapters, Child Welfare, Families, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
Coding Tips Related to TraumaYesNoAdvocacyMedia, TrainingHealth Care
Behavior Problems and Placement Change in a National Child Welfare Sample: A Prospective Study (Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)NoNoPhysical HealthReportChild Welfare
A Guide to Children's Dental HealthNoYesOutcomes, Physical HealthReportChapters, Child Welfare, Legal, Policymakers
How to Adopt (North American Council on Adoptable Children)NoNoFinancingHandout/Fact SheetHealth Care
Family-centered Care Self-assessment Tools: Family Tool (Family Voices)NoNoMental/BehavioralReportHealth Care, Mental Health
FLUX: Life After Foster Care (Foster Care Alumni of America)NoYesTransitionsWeb SiteFamilies
The Medical Home Portal – New Content Module on Foster CareNoNoMedical HomeForm/LetterFamilies
Diagnosis/Coding Tips and Screening ToolsYesNoDevelopmental, Mental/Behavioral, Physical HealthWeb SiteFamilies
Protecting All Children's Teeth (PACT): A Pediatric Oral Health Training ProgramYesNoDental HealthTrainingHealth Care
National Resource Center for Youth ServicesNoNoDevelopmental, Medical Home, Physical Health, TransitionsWeb SiteChapters, Health Care
Developmental Milestones: 2 Year Olds (HealthyChildren.org)YesNoDevelopmentalWeb SiteFamilies
Everybody Needs Someone, Aging-Out of Foster Care Project (Salaam Garage New York)NoNoDental HealthTrainingChapters, Health Care
Addressing Mental Health Concerns in Primary Care: A Clinician's ToolkitYesYesAdvocacy, TransitionsWeb SiteFamilies
Transitions (National Center for Medical Home Implementation)YesNoDevelopmentalWeb SiteFamilies
Fostering Health: Health Care for Children and Adolescents in Foster CareYesNoAdvocacy, Aging Out, TransitionsMediaChild Welfare, Families, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
Family-centered Care Self-assessment Tools: Provider Tool (Family Voices)NoNoMental/BehavioralToolChapters, Health Care, Mental Health
Children Who Return Home From Foster Care: A 6-Year Prospective Study of Behavioral Health Outcomes in Adolescence (Pediatrics)YesNoTransitionsWeb SiteHealth Care
Chapin Hall at the University of ChicagoNoNoAdvocacy, Dental Health, Financing, Medical Home, Mental/Behavioral, Physical HealthPublicationChapters, Child Welfare, Families, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
My Mental Health Rights on Campus (University of Massachusetts Medical School)NoNoMedical HomeForm/LetterHealth Care
Healthy Foster Care America (AAP)YesNoDevelopmental, Mental/Behavioral, OutcomesReportHealth Care
The Role of Foster Parents in Preventing Suicide (Suicide Prevention Resource Center)NoNoOutcomesWeb SiteChapters, Child Welfare, Families, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
Fostering Connections Resources (National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections)NoNoLegal, Mental/BehavioralHandout/Fact SheetFamilies
Older Youth in CareYesNoAdvocacy, Aging Out, Financing, Legal, Medical Home, Mental/Behavioral, Outcomes, Physical Health, TransitionsWeb Site
10 Things Every Pediatrician Should Know About Children in Foster CareYesNoMental/BehavioralPublicationFamilies
Helping Your Child in Foster Care Handle Transitions (Indiana University School of Medicine)NoNoLegalWeb SiteChapters, Child Welfare, Legal, Policymakers
On Your Own, But Not Alone: A Handbook to Empower Florida Youth Leaving Foster Care (American Bar Association)NoNoAdvocacy, TransitionsMediaChild Welfare
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Identification and Management (Pedialink)YesYesDevelopmentalTrainingHealth Care
Facts for Families (American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)NoNoMental/Behavioral, TransitionsHandout/Fact SheetFamilies
Chadwick Center for Children & FamiliesNoNoAging Out, TransitionsPublicationFamilies
Healing the Hurt: Trauma-Informed Approaches to the Health of Boys and Young Men of Color (Drexel University)NoNoDevelopmental, Physical HealthMedia, TrainingHealth Care
Enhancing Pediatric Mental Health Care: Report from the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Mental Health (Pediatrics)YesNoMental/BehavioralArticle, ReportHealth Care
Safe Sleep MaterialsYesNoOutcomesWeb SiteChild Welfare, Health Care, Mental Health
Health Information FormYesNoMental/BehavioralPublicationHealth Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers, Child Welfare
Let Teenagers Know They Matter (HealthyChildren.org)YesNoMental/BehavioralReportHealth Care
(National Child Traumatic Stress Network)NoNoDevelopmental, Physical HealthHandout/Fact Sheet, Publication, TrainingFamilies
The Effects of Severe Psychosocial Deprivation & Foster Care Intervention on Cognitive Development at 8 Years of Age: Findings From the Bucharest Early Intervention Project (Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry)NoNoPhysical HealthForm/LetterHealth Care
Parenting After Trauma: Understanding Your Child’s NeedsYesNoMental/BehavioralWeb SiteFamilies
Childhood Obesity and Medical Neglect (Pediatrics)YesNoPhysical HealthArticleHealth Care
About Adoption (Adopt Us Kids)NoNoMental/BehavioralArticle, ReportHealth Care, Mental Health
How the Child Welfare System Works (Child Welfare Information Gateway)NoNoDevelopmental, Mental/BehavioralReportHealth Care, Mental Health
Helping Families Support Their Lesbian, Gay,Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Children (National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development)NoNoMental/BehavioralHandout/Fact SheetFamilies
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age FiveYesYesPhysical HealthReportHealth Care
Resource Kit: State Health Care Systems (AAP)YesNoWeb Site
Developmental Milestones: 7 Months (HealthyChildren.org)YesNoDevelopmentalWeb SiteFamilies
Foster Care CentralNoNoDevelopmental, Mental/BehavioralReportChild Welfare, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
Guideposts for Success for Youth in Foster Care (National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth)NoNoDental Health, Developmental, Mental/Behavioral, Physical HealthPublicationFamilies
Calming a Fussy Baby (HealthyChildren.org)YesNoToolChapters
Tips for Working With Children and Teens in Foster CareYesNoDevelopmentalWeb SiteFamilies
Love and Belonging for a Lifetime: Youth Permanency in Child Welfare (American Humane Society)NoNoAdvocacyFamilies
Linking and Integrating With Primary Care: The Medical Home Model for Children’s Mental HealthYesNoAging Out, TransitionsPublicationChild Welfare, Policymakers
Foster Care Alumni of AmericaNoNoDevelopmentalWeb SiteFamilies
Communicating With Your Teen: Trust (Alabama Cooperative Extension System)NoNoMedical HomeHandout/Fact SheetHealth Care, Mental Health
Standards of Excellence for Health Care Services for Children in Out-of-Home Care (CWLA)NoYesMedical Home, OutcomesPublicationChild Welfare, Legal
Testimony of Bryan Samuels: Improving At-Risk Youth Programs (US Dept of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families)NoNoMental/Behavioral, Systems of Care, Advocacy, Developmental, Physical Health, OutcomesWeb SitePolicymakers
State Variation in Psychotropic Medication Use by Foster Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (Pediatrics)YesNoAdvocacy, Outcomes, TransitionsWeb SiteFamilies
State Medicaid Provider DirectoriesYesNoSystems of CareWeb SiteChapters, Health Care
Consent to Release Confidential Records or InformationYesNoPublicationChild Welfare
Postcards (FCCA)YesNoAdvocacyWeb SiteChapters, Child Welfare, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
State Child Welfare Agency Web sites (Child Welfare Information Gateway)NoNoMental/BehavioralReportChild Welfare, Health Care, Mental Health
How the Affordable Care Act Helps Youth Aging Out of Foster Care (Michigan Journal of Social Work and Social Welfare)NoNoFinancingHandout/Fact SheetChapters, Families, Health Care
AAP Recommendations for Immunizations: AdolescentsYesNoLegalForm/LetterChapters, Policymakers
Helping Your Child Cope (HealthyChildren.org)YesNoAdvocacyPowerpoint
Working With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning/Queer Youth (Minnesota Department of Human Services)NoNoWeb SiteChild Welfare
Special Requirements of Electronic Health Record Systems in PediatricsYesNoAging Out, LegalReportChapters, Child Welfare, Health Care, Mental Health, Policymakers
Zero to ThreeNoNoPhysical HealthPublicationChapters, Child Welfare, Families, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
Services for Pregnant and Parenting Youth In or Exiting Substitute Care - Bibliography (National Resource Center for In-Home Services)NoNoMental/BehavioralWeb SiteFamilies
The Breakthrough Series: IHI's Collaborative Model for Achieving Breakthrough Improvement (IHI)NoNoMental/Behavioral, Physical HealthPublicationChild Welfare
Oral Health Risk Assessment Tool (Bright Futures)YesNoDental HealthToolHealth Care
HFCA Goals (AAP)YesNoDevelopmental, Physical HealthWeb SiteChild Welfare, Health Care, Mental Health
In Their Own WordsYesNoPhysical HealthReportChapters, Child Welfare, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
AAP Chapter ListYesNoTrainingHealth Care
Building Resilience in Children (HealthyChildren.org)YesNoDental HealthForm/LetterHealth Care
Improving Health Outcomes for Children in Foster Care: The Role of Electronic Record Systems (The Children's Partnership)NoNoWeb Site
Permanency Plans for Youth in Care in Pennsylvania (Juvenile Law Center)NoNoAdvocacyWeb SiteChapters, Child Welfare, Families, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
Testimony of Laurel Leslie, MD MPH FAAP on behalf of the AAP on the Utilization of Psychotropic Medication for Children in Foster Care (AAP)YesNoAdvocacy, Mental/BehavioralReportPolicymakers
Healthy Foster Care America About Us (AAP)YesNoMental/BehavioralWeb SiteFamilies
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)NoNoOutcomesReportChapters, Health Care
National Foster Parent Association (NFPA)NoNoAging Out, Legal, TransitionsHandout/Fact Sheet, Web SiteFamilies
Fostering the future: Safety, permanence and well-being for children in foster care (The Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care)NoNoAdvocacy, LegalReportChapters, Legal, Policymakers
Overview: Visit Coaching Vs. Traditional Supervised VisitationNoNoAdvocacyWeb Site
Recognizing and Responding to Medical NeglectYesNoAdvocacy, LegalWeb SiteChapters, Legal, Policymakers
Foster Care Coding Fact SheetYesNoAdvocacyWeb Site
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)NoNoFinancing, Physical HealthReportLegal
Education Needs of Children in Foster Care (ABA)NoNoWeb Site
National Parent HotlineNoNoPhysical HealthPolicyHealth Care
Guidance for Foster/Kinship CaregiversYesNoMental/Behavioral, TransitionsHandout/Fact SheetHealth Care
HFCA Partners (AAP)YesNoLegalWeb SiteChapters, Policymakers
Developmental Milestones: 4 to 5 Year Olds (HealthyChildren.org)YesNoDevelopmentalWeb SiteFamilies
Your Health (FosterClub)NoNoMental/BehavioralWeb SiteFamilies
Early Brain and Child Development: Challenging Behavior in Preschoolers (Pedialink)YesYesMental/Behavioral, DevelopmentalTrainingHealth Care
Helping Youth With Mental Health Needs Avoid Transition Cliffs: Lessons From Pioneering Transition Programs (National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth)NoNoAdvocacyWeb Site
Supporting Brain Development in Traumatized Children and Youth (Child Welfare Information Gateway)NoNoDental HealthWeb SiteChapters
Critical Periods Revisited: Implications for Intervention With Traumatized Children (Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)NoNoDevelopmentalWeb SiteFamilies
Health Care Transition for Youth With Special Health Care Needs: An Analysis of National and State Performance (National Health Care Transition Center)NoNoDental Health, Developmental, Financing, Medical Home, Mental/Behavioral, Physical HealthWeb SiteFamilies
A Message From a Child Formerly in Foster CareYesNoDevelopmental, Mental/BehavioralMedia, TrainingHealth Care
Minnesota Longitudinal Study of Parents and ChildrenNoNoDevelopmental, Mental/BehavioralHandout/Fact SheetChild Welfare
Comprehensive Assessments for Children Entering Foster Care: A National Perspective (Pediatrics)YesNoDevelopmental, Mental/BehavioralReportHealth Care, Mental Health
AAP Children's Mental Health in Primary CareYesNoAging Out, Outcomes, TransitionsReportChapters, Child Welfare, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Young Children in the Child Welfare System: What Every Policymaker Should Know (National Center for Children in Poverty)NoNoMedical Home, Mental/BehavioralHandout/Fact SheetHealth Care
What Works for Acting-Out (Externalizing) Behavior: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Social Interventions (Child Trends)NoNoDevelopmental, Physical HealthMediaHealth Care
Chapter Foster Care Contacts Job Description and ApplicationYesNoAging Out, Outcomes, TransitionsWeb Site
Promoting Social and Emotional Well-Being for Children and Youth Receiving Child Welfare Services (Administration for Children, Youth, and Families)NoNoDental Health, Developmental, Physical HealthReportHealth Care
Continuity of Care For Children in Foster Care (Pediatrics)YesNoMental/BehavioralWeb SiteChapters, Health Care, Mental Health
Physical Health (AAP)YesNoMental/BehavioralReportPolicymakers
The Future of Pediatrics: Mental Health Competencies for Pediatirc Primary Care (Pediatrics)YesNoMental/BehavioralPolicy, ReportHealth Care
Practice Central (APA Practice Organization)NoNoAdvocacyForm/LetterChapters, Health Care
A Frame for Child Welfare’s Future: Promoting Social & Emotional Well-Being to Facilitate Healing and Recovery (National Resource Center for Child Protective Services)NoYesMental/BehavioralArticleChapters, Policymakers
National Foster Care Month Toolkit (National Foster Care Month)NoNoPhysical Health, TransitionsReportHealth Care
The California Evidence-based Clearinghouse for Child WelfareNoNoPhysical HealthWeb Site
Families and Adoption: The Pediatrician's Role in Supporting CommunicationYesNoMental/BehavioralReportMental Health
Family Care or Foster Care? How State Policies Affect Kinship Caregivers (Urban Institute)NoNoMental/BehavioralWeb SiteMental Health
Crying and Your Baby: How to Calm a Fussy or Colicky BabyYesYesMental/BehavioralPowerpointChild Welfare, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
Securing Child Safety, Well-Being, and Permanency Through Placement Stability in Foster Care (Policy Lab)NoNoAdvocacyToolChapters, Child Welfare, Families, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
Contact Us (AAP)NoNoMental/BehavioralWeb SiteChapters, Health Care, Mental Health
Interstate Variation in Trends of Psychotropic Medication Use Among Medicaid-enrolled Children in Foster Care (Children and Youth Services Review)NoNoDevelopmentalHandout/Fact SheetFamilies
The Kids Are Listening (American Bar Association)NoNoLegalWeb SiteChapters, Policymakers
Using Consequences (Indiana University School of Medicine)NoNoDevelopmentalHandout/Fact SheetHealth Care
Innovative Strategies to Achieve Safety, Permanence, and Well-Being: Well-Being Checklists (New Mexico Courts)NoNoLegalReportChild Welfare, Policymakers
Taking Care of Yourself Is Just As Important As Taking Care of Your Family (Indiana University School of Medicine)NoNoWeb Site
Extending Foster Care to Age 21: Implications for Providers, Impact on Budgets (Chapin Hall)NoNoMental/BehavioralReportChapters, Health Care, Mental Health, Policymakers
Special Health Care Needs Among Children in the Child Welfare System (Pediatrics)YesNoAdvocacy, LegalWeb SiteLegal
What is a Pediatric Dentist? (HealthyChildren.org)YesNoDental HealthWeb SiteFamilies
Mental Health Services for Children in Foster CareNoNoMental/BehavioralHandout/Fact SheetFamilies
Health Needs of Young Children in Foster Care (bNet)NoNoMental/Behavioral, Physical HealthReportChild Welfare
Strategies for Systems Change in Children's Mental Health: A Chapter Action KitYesNoMental/Behavioral, Systems of CareToolChapters
Toilet TrainingYesNoDevelopmental, Medical Home, Mental/Behavioral, Outcomes, Physical HealthMediaChild Welfare
When You Decide: A Judges Guide to Pregnancy Prevention Among Foster Youth (National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy)NoNoPhysical HealthReportLegal
What Works for Promoting and Enhancing Positive Social Skills: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions (Child Trends)NoNoAging Out, TransitionsReportHealth Care
Placement Stability and Mental Health Costs for Children in Foster Care (Pediatrics)YesNoDevelopmental, Medical Home, Mental/Behavioral, Physical HealthWeb SiteHealth Care, Mental Health
Helping Traumatized Children: Tips For Judges (NCTSN)NoNoMental/BehavioralToolChapters
Advocacy Efforts (American Bar Association)NoNoDevelopmentalHandout/Fact SheetHealth Care
Long-Term Foster Care – Different Needs, Different Outcomes (Carsey Institute)NoNoPhysical HealthPublicationLegal
US Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families: Adoption Eligibility and AvailabilityNoNoMental/BehavioralHandout/Fact SheetChapters, Child Welfare, Families, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
Health Care Needs of Children in the Foster Care System (Pediatrics)YesNoFinancing, Mental/Behavioral, TransitionsReportHealth Care
Back to Sleep for Babies in Foster Care: Every Time, With Every Caregiver (Spanish)YesNoPhysical HealthHandout/Fact SheetFamilies
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)NoNoAdvocacy, LegalWeb SiteChapters, Health Care, Legal, Policymakers
Well Being: Court Performance Measures for Children (American Bar Association)NoNoMental/Behavioral, OutcomesReportChapters, Child Welfare, Families, Health Care, Legal, Mental Health, Policymakers
Legal Issues for Youth in Foster Care (Child Welfare Information Gateway)NoNoWeb SiteHealth Care, Mental Health
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