Caring for Children in Foster Care: Managing Care Transitions and Placements
Caring for Children in Foster Care: Managing Care Transitions and Placements is organized by OptumHealth Education (OHE).
Activity opens: 06/27/2019
Activity expires: 06/27/2022
Credit designation statements
This activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour ([0.10] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 1.00 contact hour.
Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-0000-19-147-H04-P/T
OptumHealth Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Commission for Case Manager Certification has approved this program for a maximum of 1.00 clock hours for Certified Case Managers (CCM).
OptumHealth Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. OptumHealth Education maintains responsibility for this program. 1.00 CE hour.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, OptumHealth Education is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. OptumHealth Education maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 enduring continuing education credits.
The goal of the foster care system is to promote the well-being of children and adolescents by providing for their health, safety, stability and permanency. Nearly 75 percent of children are placed in foster or kinship care because of abuse and/or neglect by parents due to substance abuse, addiction, extreme poverty, mental illness, homelessness or transience, domestic violence and criminal activity. These children present with behavioral problems well above their peers. For children who have suffered severe abuse and neglect, foster care is an opportunity for them to heal and benefit from the resources provided to them. Yet there are many barriers to providing high-quality comprehensive health care services to children and adolescents whose lives are already characterized by transience and uncertainty.
After participating in this activity, health care professionals (HCPs) will have a better understanding of the child welfare system and how to coordinate care of children within the foster care system. HCPs will also gain knowledge on how to address the elevated health risk profile of children in foster care and strategies to overcome the challenges related to proper continuity of care.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
• Describe the general structure of the child welfare system and how to best coordinate care for this population.
• Recognize the potential impact that a lack of a nurturing, stable environment during the early years of life may have on children in foster care.
• State the role of HCPs in identifying potential complications (including physical, developmental and mental health complications as well as unmet medical needs) that may occur as a result of frequent transitions with children in foster care.
• Discuss how to navigate proper care coordination for individuals with incomplete or unavailable health and medication histories.
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End of life care
- IPCE : 1
- Contact Hours : 1
- CEU : 0.1
- CME : 1
- Hours : 1
- CE Hours : 1
- CE Credits : 1
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, counselors, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, PAs, physicians, psychologists, social workers, therapists and other HCPs who care for children within the foster care system.
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