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March 2010Vol. 11, No. 2Health Evaluations of Children in Foster Care

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now offers an online training for pediatricians on evaluating the health needs of children in foster care. After completing the course, training attendees will:

  • Be able to conduct an initial medical screen on all children entering foster care
  • Be able to identify the timeframes for conducting comprehensive and follow-up health assessments on all children in foster care
  • Gain a basic understanding of medical consents for children in foster care

Training registration fees are $10 for AAP members and $12 for nonmembers, and CME (continuing medical education) credits are available. This training is available until September 2012. For more information or to register, visit: