Agencies Should Share Health Information with Foster Parents

According to North Carolina policy, DSS must share information about a child’s medical needs, medication, any special conditions, and instructions for the child’s care with the foster parent prior to or at the time of placement. The social worker is responsible for bringing any medications, glasses, hearing aids, etc. to the foster care placement with the child. Social workers should

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Making a difference at child and family team meetings
Attending can benefit everyone

by Claudia Kearney Foster parents and kinship caregivers sometimes find Child and Family Team meetings intimidating. It’s easy to see why. At CFTs the biological parents and families are there, talking about what they want and need and what the agency needs the parents to do in order to reunify with the child. Given this, it’s natural for resource parents

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