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February 2010Vol. 11, No. 1Healthy Foster Care America Website

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has launched a website to promote improved health and well-being for children and teens in foster care. Healthy Foster Care America is designed to engage communities in supporting children, youth, and their families with the services they need and a continuum of care.

Child welfare and related professionals and organizations can access the site to find tools, resources, and information on the health and well-being of children and youth in foster care. Foster parents and kin caring for children may also find appropriate resources to help them in their caregiving and to learn more about mental and physical health issues and interventions.

The new website is part of the AAP website: