Health Care

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Children and adolescents in out-of-home care are some of this nation’s most vulnerable citizens.

These children have significant unrecognized or under-treated illnesses and health conditions. Often, they have not received basic and preventive health care services. Some of the reasons for these health problems are abuse and neglect, separation and frequent moves, and lack of consistent medical care with follow-up treatment.

As a resource parent, you are the most important person to ensure the child placed in your home receives a thorough child health exam as soon as possible after entering care, as well as any recommended follow-up care.

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