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Foster Care
Resources for Foster Care Workers

Child and Youth Development in a Child Welfare Context

This training was developed for foster care workers in California to better prepare them to identify and address the mental health needs of children in the foster care system. Additional information on the training module can be found at

Clinical Disorders

A-Z Disorder Guide (NYU Child Study Center)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (MACMH)

Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) (MACMH)

Teen Mental Health Problems: What are the Warning Signs (SAMHSA)

Other Important Resources

A Guide to Baltimore City Public School System’s Mental Health and Health Care Services (CSMH)

Books and Other Mental Health Resources for Youth (NAMI)

Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit (NCTSN)

Fact Sheet on School Mental Health Services (Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law)

Strategies for Dealing with Student Mobility: Information for School Clinicians (MSMHA)

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