American Academy of Pediatrics and Foster Care


In 2015, the American Academy of Pediatrics published a policy statement and a technical report on Health Care Issues for Children and Adolescents in Foster Care and Kinship Care (Policy StatementTechnical Report). These documents give guidance on recommended timing and content of health care visits for children and youth entering foster care. In 2020, the Vermont Department for Children and Families began aligning with these guidelines in order to provide excellent care for children and adolescents in custody Medical Care for Children and Youth in DCF Custody.