Health Issues for Judges to Consider for Children in Foster Care

Published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, this resource for judges provides an overview of important health issues for children and youth in foster care.  It discusses special considerations for children with medically complex conditions, transitions and discharges from foster care, common health conditions to be aware of, health conditions found disproportionately among children in foster care, and charting growth.  A listing of child health organizations and initiatives is also provided.  This resource contains age-appropriate forms (for ages 0-5, 6-12, and 13-21) for obtaining, recording, and tracking relevant health information for individual children. https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/healthy-foster-care-america/Documents/HFCAJudgesToolkit.pdf