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Children's Bureau. 2015. Supporting youth in foster care in making healthy choices: A guide for caregivers and caseworkers on trauma, treatment, and psychotropic medications. Washington, DC: U.S. Children's Bureau, 40 pp.

Annotation: This document provides guidance for caseworkers, foster parents, and other caregivers on supporting children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and are working to improve their mental health. Topics include understanding trauma and behavioral/mental health of youth, understanding different treatment options, seeking help for youth, and monitoring treatment and supporting progress. Tips for using the guide with youth are included.

Contact: U.S. Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families , , 1250 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Eighth Floor , Washington, DC 20024, Telephone: Fax: E-mail: Web Site: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent mental health, Caregivers, Case management, Child mental health, Confidentiality, Decision making, Foster care, Foster children, Health literacy, Mental health services, Patient rights

Healthy Foster Care America. 2014-. Trauma guide. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, multiple items.

Annotation: This guide for pediatricians comprises a series of six documents on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the process of asking families about exposure to ACEs or other traumatic events. The guide also provides resources on helping families with foster and adoptive children cope with trauma. Materials for families are included. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Healthy Foster Care America, American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (800) 433-9016, x4273 or x7119 Fax: (847) 228-7320 E-mail: fostercare@aap.org Web Site: http://www.aap.org/fostercare Available from the website.

Keywords: Adopted children, Adoptive parents, Adverse effects, Children, Families, Foster children, Foster parents, Pediatric care, Primary care, Resources for professionals, Trauma, Vulnerability

Tower CC. 2014. Understanding child abuse and neglect. (9th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon, 442 pp.

Annotation: This textbook covers a range of topics associated with child abuse and neglect. It provides an overview on the problem, considers the rights and responsibilities of parents and children, and reviews the effects of abuse and neglect on the development of children. Individual chapters cover physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and neglect. Other chapters examine ways to prevent or intervene in abusive situations through the judicial system and consider treatment methodologies including the use of foster care. The book also includes a chapter on adults who were abused as children but who had not reported the fact.

Keywords: Child abuse, Child neglect, Children, Children's rights, Emotional abuse, Families, Family characteristics, Foster care, Incest, Intervention, Legal issues, Parent rights, Parenting, Physical abuse, Prevention, Sexual abuse, Social work

National Health Law Program. 2014. Lessons from CA: Eligibility for former foster care children. Washington, DC: National Health Law Program, 1 p.

Annotation: This document describes how California has implemented the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the benefit of young adults (ages 18 and older) who were in foster care or who came to California from foster care in another state. Topics include efforts to enact legislation, develop a simplified application form, provide instructions to counties, and develop a desk aid for eligibility workers.

Contact: National Health Law Program, 1441 I Street, N.W., Suite 1105, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 289-7724 E-mail: nhelp@healthlaw.org Web Site: http://www.healthlaw.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, California, Children, Eligibility, Enrollment, Foster care, Health care reform, Health insurance, Medicaid, Patient Protection and Affordable Act, State legislation, Young adults

U.S. Government Accountability Office. 2014. Foster children: Additional federal guidance could help states better plan for oversight of psychotropic medications administered by managed care plans. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 48 pp.

Annotation: This report updates the December 2011 report published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office on foster children in selected states that were prescribed psychotropic medications at rates higher than nonfoster children in Medicaid in 2008. The current report examines instances of foster children being prescribed psychotropic medications in the following five states: Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon, and Texas. The report assesses the extent that documentation supported the use of psychotropic medications, describes states' policies related to psychotropic medication, and assesses the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' actions since GAO's 2011 report.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: contact@gao.gov Web Site: http://www.gao.gov Available from the website. Document Number: GAO-14-362.

Keywords: Drugs, Federal initiatives, Florida, Foster children, Massachusetts, Medicaid managed care, Mental health services, Michigan, Oregon, Policy analysis, State programs, Texas, Utilization review

Center for Health Care Strategies. 2014. State prior authorization parameters for psychotropic authorization for children and youth in Medicaid. Hamilton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 2 pp. (Technical assistance tool)

Annotation: This tool summarizes authorization requirements for psychotropic medications to ensure appropriate medication use for children and youth covered by Medicaid. Contents include a table highlighting prior authorization parameters used by 14 states to reduce the inappropriate use of psychotropic medications among children and youth covered by Medicaid including those in foster care.

Contact: Center for Health Care Strategies, 200 American Metro Boulevard, Suite 119, Hamilton, NJ 08619, Telephone: (609) 528-8400 Fax: (609) 586-3679 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.chcs.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Drug therapy, Foster care, Medicaid, Mental health, Quality assurance, State programs, State regulations

Emam D, Golden O. 2014. The Affordable Care Act and Youth Aging Out of Foster Care: New Opportunities and Strategies for Action. Washington, DC: First Focus, State Policy and Advocacy Reform Center, 13 pp.

Annotation: This document provides information about the implications of the Affordable Care (ACA) for families involved in the child welfare system, particularly youth who have aged out of foster care. Topics include the need for health coverage among youth aging out of foster care, ACA provisions that affect coverage and care for youth aging out of foster care, the role of federal and state officials, state child welfare experts and advocates, practitioners, and philanthropists in ensuring that former foster youth are taking advantage of the full benefits that health reform offers, and opportunities to increase the levels of health coverage and improve the quality of care for vulnerable populations.

Contact: First Focus, 1400 Eye Street, N.W., Suite 650, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 657-0670 Fax: (202) 657-0671 Web Site: http://www.firstfocus.net Available from the website.

Keywords: Foster children, Health care reform, Health insurance, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Role, Vulnerability, Young adults, Youth

Allen KD, Hendricks T. 2013. Medicaid and children in foster care. Washington DC: First Focus, 14 pp.

Annotation: This brief provides information about the health care needs of children in foster care and the role of Medicaid in providing health coverage for this population. The brief also highlights existing policy levers that may help address some of the health and well-being issues that children in foster care face.

Contact: First Focus, 1400 Eye Street, N.W., Suite 650, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 657-0670 Fax: (202) 657-0671 Web Site: http://www.firstfocus.net Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Access to health care, Behavior problems, Child health, Child welfare, Emotional instability, Foster care, Foster children, Health care systems, Juvenile justice, Medicaid, Mental health, Public policy

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law. 2013. The health of children in foster care: Making improvements through Medicaid and the law. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation,

Annotation: This webinar, held on April 16, 2013, focuses on opportunities to improve the health of children in foster care. Topics include trends in the health of children in foster care, including their unmet needs and disproportionate cost to Medicaid; a review of a successful state and private sector partnership to improve services for the foster population through Medicaid managed care; and laws that promote the health of children and youth who are in or aging out of foster care, including the Affordable Care Act. The web site archives the agenda, speaker biographies, resources, and presentations.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Child health, Foster care, Foster children, Health care delivery, Medicaid managed care

American Academy of Pediatrics, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. 2013. Trauma guide. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; [Columbus, OH]: Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, 4 items.

Annotation: These materials for pediatricians provide information on how to support adoptive and foster families who have experienced trauma. The materials include a guide focused on how to help families cope with trauma, a tip sheet about codes to use for evaluations involving screening and anticipatory guidance related to trauma and other mental health and developmental concerns, a discharge form and referral summary, and a guide for families about parenting after trauma.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Parenting skills, Adopted children, Adoptive parents, Developmental problems, Families, Foster children, Foster parents, Mental health, Pediatricians, Referrals, Resource materials, Trauma

Forkey H, Garner A, Nalven L, Schilling S, Stirling J. 2013. Helping foster and adoptive families cope with trauma. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 4 items.

Annotation: This guide provides information to help pediatricians support adoptive and foster families who are coping with trauma. The guide helps pediatricians identify traumatized children, educate families, and empower families; provides coding tips that pediatricians may use for evaluations involving screening and anticipatory guidance related to trauma and other mental health or developmental concerns; provides a discharge form to give to families; and includes a guide for parents about parenting after trauma.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adopted children, Adoptive parents, Child development, Children, Clinical coding, Coping, Families, Family support services, Foster children, Foster parents, Mental health, Parenting skills, Screening, Trauma

Golden O, Emam D. 2013. How health care reform can help children and families in the child welfare system: Options for action. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 31 pp. (Low-income working families, paper 25)

Annotation: This paper considers the implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on child welfare families, specifically on youth aging out of foster care, parents and guardians of children in (or at risk of entering) the child welfare system, and children already involved in the system. It also offers potential strategies for action by state and federal child welfare and health officials, philanthropic funders, and outside expert to enhance coverage and improve care.

Contact: Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 833-7200 Fax: (202) 467-5775 E-mail: http://www.urban.org/about/contact.cfm Web Site: http://www.urban.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Child welfare, Children, Expanded eligibility, Federal initiatives, Foster care, Foster parents, Health care reform, Health insurance, Low income groups, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, State initiatives

Jordan E, Szrom J, Colvard J, Cooper H, DeVooght K. 2013. Changing the course for infants and toddlers: A survey of state child welfare policies and initiatives. Bethesda, MD: Child Trends; Washington, DC: Zero to Three, 65 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a national survey of states and the District of Columbia about policies and practices that guide child welfare agencies' work in addressing the needs of maltreated infants and toddlers. It provides information about the survey; summarizes results related to assessment and services, infants and toddlers in foster care and their families (including post-permanency care for this population); training in early childhood development and developmentally appropriate practice; and data collection and analysis. An executive summary, an index of state policies and practices to support the development of young children, and a brief document about understanding and meeting the needs of birth parents are also available.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.childtrends.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Child abuse, Child neglect, Child welfare, Foster care, Infants, Maltreated children, National surveys, Needs assessment, State surveys, Training, Young children

Child Welfare Information Gateway. 2013. Supporting your LGBTQ youth: A guide for foster parents. Washington, DC: Child Welfare Information Gateway, 11 pp. (Factsheet for families)

Annotation: This fact sheet for families provides information about how foster parents can support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The fact sheet provides background information about LGBTQ youth and discusses LGBTQ youth and the child welfare system, creating a welcoming home for youth, and supporting youth in the community.

Contact: Child Welfare Information Gateway, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, Children's Bureau, 1250 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Eighth Floor, Washington, DC 20024, Telephone: (800) 394-3366 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: info@childwelfare.gov Web Site: http://www.childwelfare.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent sexuality, Adolescents, Bullying, Child welfare agencies, Community programs, Foster children, Foster parents, Homosexuality, Parent support services, Prevention, Schools, Social services, Youth, Youth development

Maher E, Zulliger K, Marcynyszyn L, Wilson D, Carroll CL, Calpin. 2013. Making the case for early childhood intervention in child welfare: A research and practice brief. Seattle, WA: Casey Family Programs, 17 pp.

Annotation: This research and practice brief outlines why targeted intervention for infants and young children in child welfare are important and describes the types of intervention programs currently available and associated evaluation studies in the field, setting the stage for a forthcoming more detailed look at intervention strategies and outcomes. The brief discusses infants and young children in child welfare; return on investment for interventions in this population; wise investments to improve child outcomes; and policies, practice, and research opportunities.

Contact: Casey Family Programs, 2001 Eighth Avenue, Suite 2700, Seattle, WA 98121, Telephone: (206) 282-7300 Fax: (202) 282-3555 E-mail: http://www.casey.org/ContactUs/EmailUs/?email=pbagnpghf@pnfrl.bet&officename=Casey%20Family%20%20Programs Web Site: http://www.casey.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child welfare, Costs, Early intervention, Foster care, Foster children, Infants, Public policy, Research, Young children

Center for Health Care Strategies. 2013. Faces of Medicaid: Examining children's behavioral health service utilization and expenditures. Hamilton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 99 pp.

Annotation: This report and chartbook examines the use and costs of behavioral health services for children on Medicaid, particularly those who are in foster care and those with developmental disabilities. The report analyzes the types of services that drive the costs for these high-risk populations, including patterns of psychotrophic medication use and expenditures. It presents a description of the study methodology and data findings in key areas such as behavioral health care penetration and service use; mean behavioral and physical health expenditures; utilization and expenditures by service type; and expenditures by state medicaid payment and delivery structure. Key findings are presented in 66 exhibits throughout the report. The chartbook contains data graphs from the study to use in presentations or other resource materials.

Contact: Center for Health Care Strategies, 200 American Metro Boulevard, Suite 119, Hamilton, NJ 08619, Telephone: (609) 528-8400 Fax: (609) 586-3679 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.chcs.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with developmental disabilities, Data, Evaluation, Foster children, Health care costs, Health care utilization, High risk children, Medicaid

Pires S, Grimes K, Gilmer T, Allen K, Mahadevan R, Hendricks T. 2013. Identifying opportunities to improve children's behavioral health care: An analysis of Medicaid utilization and expenditures. Hamilton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 20 pp. (Faces of Medicaid data brief)

Annotation: This brief highlights key findings from an analysis of behavioral health use and expense for children in Medicaid in all 50 states. It presents data findings in key areas such as percentage of Medicaid dollars spent on children's behavior health; Medicaid and behavioral health enrollment by race, ethnicity, and age of child; Medicaid behavioral health service use and expense by aid category; and the use of traditional and alternate treatments and the use of psychotropic medication use among children in Medicaid. It contains a special focus on children in foster care and those with developmental disabilities.

Contact: Center for Health Care Strategies, 200 American Metro Boulevard, Suite 119, Hamilton, NJ 08619, Telephone: (609) 528-8400 Fax: (609) 586-3679 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.chcs.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with developmental disabilities, Data, Evaluation, Foster children, Health care costs, Health care utilization, High risk children, Medicaid

Briar-Lawson K, McCarthy M, Dickerson N, eds. 2013. The Children's Bureau: Shaping a century of child welfare practices, programs, and policies. Washington, DC: National Association of Social Workers, 342 pp.

Annotation: This book outlines the 100-year history of the Children's Bureau and highlights the ways it has influenced modern-day child welfare practices. Topics include lessons learned, family driven and community-based systems of care, addressing poverty as a child welfare strategy, youth and family engagement, successful transition to adulthood for foster youth, child protection, child maltreatment, social work, tribal and urban Indian child welfare, work force, leadership development, and envisioning the future.

Contact: National Association of Social Workers, 750 First Street, N.E., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20002-4241, Telephone: (202) 408-8600 Secondary Telephone: (800) 742-4089 Fax: E-mail: membership@naswdc.org Web Site: http://www.socialworkers.org $55.99, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 978-087101-446-7.

Keywords: American Indians, Federal agencies, Child abuse, Child advocacy, Child welfare, Children, Children's Bureau, Families, Foster care, History, Maltreated children, Poverty, Social work, Socioeconomic factors, Transitions, Work force

Center for Mental Health Services and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. 2013. Diagnoses and health care utilization of children who are in foster care and covered by Medicaid. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, 32 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the prevalence of mental and physical illnesses and use of health care services among infants, children, and adolescents in foster care (FC) who are covered under Medicaid. Disparities between infants, children, and adolescents in FC and those covered under Medicaid who are not in FC are also identified. Contents include key findings by age group and trends across all ages.

Contact: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (877) SAMHSA-7 Secondary Telephone: (877) 726-4727 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.samhsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Barriers, Children, Foster care, Health care utilization, Illness, Infants, Medicaid, Mental health, Trends

Boyd LW. 2013. Theraeputic foster care: Exceptional care for complex, trauma-impacted youth in foster care. Washington, DC: First Focus, State Policy and Advocacy Reform Center, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about best practices in therapeutic or treatment foster care (TFC), a clinical intervention for youth from birth to age 18 who have severe mental, emotional, or behavioral health needs. Topics include essential partners; building relationships among provider agencies and child advocates; example practices in Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, Oklahoma, Nebraska; efforts to expand the focus beyond safety and permanency to well-being for youth in therapeutic foster care; and public policy challenges.

Contact: First Focus, 1400 Eye Street, N.W., Suite 650, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 657-0670 Fax: (202) 657-0671 Web Site: http://www.firstfocus.net Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents with special health care needs, Advocacy, Behavioral medicine, Children with special health care needs, Foster care, Foster parents, Health services delivery, Intervention, Medically fragile children, Mental health, Policy development, Psychological needs, Reimbursement, Relationships, Therapeutics, Training, Trauma care, Youth

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.