Health Issues for Judges to Consider for Children in Foster Children.
American Academy of Pediatrics.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
Elk Grove, IL 60007-1098
Intended to inform juvenile court judges, this booklet provides an overview of important health issues for children and youth in foster care. Following an introduction that discusses the important role of juvenile court judges in influencing the health and well-being of children in foster care, the first section reviews special considerations for children with medically complex conditions. Following sections discuss transitions and discharges from care, common health conditions about which judges should be aware, health conditions found disproportionately among children in foster care, the importance of charting growth, and efforts by child health organizations to improve the health of children and youth in foster care. An appendix provides 3 downloadable age-appropriate forms that judges can share with case workers or caregivers to obtain, record, and track relevant health information for individual children.
foster children; child health; SPECIAL NEEDS; CHILD HEALTH SERVICES; CHRONICALLY ILL CHILDREN; JUDICIAL ROLE; JUDGES; child development