OPEN MINDS To Host Web Briefing On Innovative Technologies Influencing The Child Welfare System
December 3, 2015
GETTYSBURG, Pa., Dec. 3, 2015 -- Children in the foster care system have very unique needs as a result of high levels of trauma, transiency, psychotropic medication use, and higher rates of hospitalization and readmissions.
They are also subject to more "touch points" - interacting with foster families, biological and kinship relations, medical consenters, child protective services, judges, health care providers, child placing agencies, and advocacy groups, for example. To meet these unique needs and better coordinate care for children in the foster care system, many provider organizations are turning to technology. From smartphone apps that help find placements for children, to e-communications for coordinating care, to remote service delivery via iPad - there are a number of new technologies that are improving care for this special population.