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Children in foster care may be at greater risk for mental health problems, as most have experienced some form of abuse or neglect or suffer from being separated from their families. These children need access to the latest mental health information and resources, and so do their parents, guardians, foster parents, and foster care and health care professionals. Here you will find answers to the top questions about physical health, mental health, and psychotropic medications, with a particular focus on the needs of children in the foster care system.
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To integrate health and mental health and case practice, child welfare professionals need the latest in training on mental health screening, assessment and treatment, including psychotropic medications, psychotherapy approaches and community supports.