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NCJ Number: 135686 Find in a Library
Title: Standards for Health Care Services for Children in Out-of-Home Care
Corporate Author: Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 59
Sponsoring Agency: Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
Publication Number: ISBN O-87868-378-X
Sale Source: Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
2345 Crystal Drive
Suite 250
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
United States of America
Type: Guideline
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume highlights health standards set by the Child Welfare League of America for children in the care of public agencies or their designees.
Abstract: The process for setting standards involves consultations with experts, analysis of current practices, and reviews of standards developed by others. Local, State, provincial, and national agency representatives of child welfare agencies participated in its preparation. Health services for children in out-of-home care is supervised by public child welfare agencies or by voluntary agencies under contract. The unique problems of these children, who may suffer from emotional as well as medical neglect prior to placement, warrant the need for specific agency procedures. Agencies should assess each individual's health status. Health care services should include prevention, mental health, emergency, and acute and chronic care. Voluntary and public child welfare agencies at State, provincial, district, county, and local levels should create a Health Services Management Unit to direct and monitor health programs, and this unit should provide training for caretakers and caseworkers. 27 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile health services
Index Term(s): Child protection services; Child welfare; Medical and dental services
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