The Children’s Hospital in Wisconsin has partnered with a social service agency that supplies case workers and classes for families to meet the needs of children entering foster care. All health and mental health services and information are shared on one record. Children’s Hospital supplies special training, back up and support to families who take on the responsibility of children with special behavioral needs. Their protocol includes that:
- All children entering care see a pediatrician for an initial visit within the first few days and also see a psychologist.
- A case worker fills in the team on family situations and school issues.
- All care is communicated and the team takes responsibility to make sure the child gets the care that he or she needs and that parents, both foster and biological, are supported.