A Firm Foundation: Partnerships in Child Welfare & Juvenile Justice
Children in foster care have special and complex needs that are best addressed by an interdisciplinary collaboration. Because each state has its own unique set of rules and expectations, health care professionals (HCPs) need an understanding of the population, the basic regulatory foundations behind state-level requirements and where they can find the information to best support this vulnerable population. This activity is designed to introduce the basic concepts of providing services to specialized children and youth populations. It will discuss the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration, including the role of child welfare workers and juvenile justice workers within those interdisciplinary teams. A basic overview of consent laws and required documentation for children in state custody will also be covered, along with state compliance regulations for professionals working with children involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice system.
This activity is provided by Optum Health Education and United Healthcare – Community & State.
No commercial support was received for this activity.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of counselors, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, PAs, physicians, psychologists, social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists and other HCPs who care for the pediatric population.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Recognize the subpopulations and demographic characteristics of the Specialized Children and Youth Population.
- List common physical and behavioral health conditions within the Specialized Children and Youth Population.
- Describe the core concepts of interdisciplinary collaboration, including the role of child welfare workers and juvenile justice workers within those interdisciplinary teams.
- Identify where to find information related to state-specific consent laws.
Heidi L. Strickler, PhD, LCSW-S, CEDS-S, CART, CTLS
Director of Product Strategy & Design – Community & State, Medicaid Populations
Elizabeth Albert, MD
Clinical Activity Manager
Optum Health Education
Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, OptumHealth Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.
The presenter and planner have no financial relationships to disclose.
Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Optum Health Education and United Healthcare – Community & State. Optum Health Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Credit designation statements
This activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour ([0.10] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 1.00 contact hour.
Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-9999-23-101-H03-P/T
Optum Health Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Optum Health Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. OptumHealth Education maintains responsibility for this program. 1.00 CE hour.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Optum Health Education is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Optum Health Education maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 continuing education credits.
Counselors and/or marriage and family therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed above. Check with your board to be sure.
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization from which they wish to obtain credit.
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacists
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
- 1.00 AMA - Physicians
- 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.00 APA - Psychologists
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
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