Offers the latest on psychotropic medication: benefits and risks, questions to ask, & practice tips.
Advocating for Very Young Children in Dependency Proceedings: The Hallmarks of Effective, Ethical Representation
Explores key ethics issues that arise for child advocates representing very young children in the child welfare legal system.
This guide helps child advocates ensure the well-being of teens under court supervision; and develop standards to ensure dependency courts promote “well-being” for teens in care.
Explores how to ensure the health and well-being of very young children who enter the child welfare system. Brain development, attachment, medical/mental health, & permanency planning are key themes.
Provides guidelines for judges and lawyers on strategies to help teens transition from foster care into situations that give them better futures.
- Reclaiming Futures: Freeing Youth from Drugs and Crime
- Youth Suicide: What Advocates Need to Know
- Visitation with Infants and Toddlers in Foster Care: What Judges and Attorneys Need to Know (shorter article version)
- How Health Care Reform Helps Children in or at Risk of Entering the Child Welfare System
To discuss tactics for improving the health of children in foster care, NIHCM Foundation and the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law hosted a webinar on April 16, 2013.
- value of Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment for children in foster care;
- pilot program in Richmond, VA that coordinates health services for the foster population through Medicaid managed care;
- health plan considerations for moving the foster population into Medicaid managed care;
- laws protecting the health of children in foster care.