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Comprehensive, Culturally Approriate, and Competency-Based Workforce Development.
Health Care Needs of Children and Youth in the Child Welfare System Tier 2 eLearning
Level: Core Practice – Lineworker
Intended Audience: This course is intended for new and experienced social workers in the child welfare system
Description of Course: This course covers content on attending to the health care needs of infants, youth and non-minor dependent youth in foster care. The course also
covers services available to meet medical needs, as well as a process to ensure continuity of care for children in the foster care system.
Recognize the four main components of holistic health
Recognize the role of holistic health in promoting the overall health and well being
Recognize the special medical needs of children, youth and non- minor dependents in foster care
Recognize the social worker’s role in facilitating medical care for children, youth and non-minor dependents in foster care
Identify resources available to promote health and wellness for children, youth and non-minor dependents involved in the child welfare system
Explain the collaborative roles of care providers and foster care public health nurses in the prevention, care, treatment, advocacy, and follow-up of health care needs for children, youth and non-minor dependents
Identify the role of the health and education passport in ensuring children, youth and non-minor dependents receive appropriate medical care, and the social worker’s role in maintaining the Health and Education Passport