Advocacy for children who have been abused or neglected represents a commitment to the present needs and future development of society vulnerable are those children who suffer from complex medial issues. It is crucial that the child advocate be aware of the services available for dependent children with medical and behavioral health needs, and understands how to access appropriate services, navigate the court hearings, and handle the special legal issues to effectuate an outcome that is in the best interest of their child clients. This training manual has been designed to assist the child advocate to represent children with special needs.
Summary of Contents:
How to Handle a Dependency Case Involving a Child with Complex Medical Needs; Fact Patterns; Practice Pointers for Child Advocates in Cases Involving a Child with Complex Medical Needs; Issues Accessing Health Care for Children with Complex Medical Needs | How to Handle a Dependency Case Involving a Child with Complex Behavioral Health Needs; Practice Pointers for Child Advocates in Cases Involving a Child with Complex Behavioral Health Needs; Department of Behavioral Health/Mental Retardation Services Behavioral Health Services (PowerPoint; Community Behavioral Health (CBH) Information; Children
Number of Pages: 160