Foster Care

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The Maine Chapter of the AAP is a past recipient of a grant from the AAP: Health Care for Children and Youth in Foster Care Chapter Project. We now have a Maine's Foster Care Committee, comprised of statewide stakeholders interested in improving all facets of care for those children in foster care placement.

Healthy Foster Care America - Click to download resource document: May is National Foster Care Month

The Maine Foster Care Committee meets every other month to discuss key topics and forward potential legislation to assure Maine kids are getting the best care possible. Notes from those meetings are posted below.

November 2017 Committee Notes

January 2018 Committee Notes

March 2018 Committee Notes

May 2018 Committee Notes

March Resource Documents:

2017 Annual Report Maine Child Welfare Ombudsman Aap Guide To Managing Toxic Stress In Child Welfare Adhd And Child Traumatic Stress Final Skinner Skelton 2014 Jama Peds Trauma Diagnosis

Children and teens in foster care have a high prevalence of chronic medical, dental, mental health, developmental, and educational issues requiring that they receive more frequent and detailed health monitoring than other children and teens.

Healthy Foster Care America

Healthy Foster Care America (HFCA) is a website created by the AAP Section on Foster Care and Adoption and its partners to improve the health and well-being outcomes of children and teens in foster care. It includes many resources for foster parents, case workers and health care providers of children in Foster Care.

HealthyChildren.org logo

Healthy Children.org is the only parenting website backed by 66,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

Resource Locator

For provider and family specific resources, click on your county in the map. Local, state, and national resources will be shown.

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  • Statewide County Resources

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Trauma

    The purpose of this guide is to support adoptive and foster families by strengthening the abilities of pediatricians to: 1) identify traumatized children, 2) educate families about toxic stress and the possible biological, behavioral, and social manifestations of early childhood trauma, and 3) empower families to respond to their child's behavior in a manner that acknowledges past trauma but promotes the learning of new, more adaptive reactions to stress.

  • Androscoggin County Resources

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Trauma

    The purpose of this guide is to support adoptive and foster families by strengthening the abilities of pediatricians to: 1) identify traumatized children, 2) educate families about toxic stress and the possible biological, behavioral, and social manifestations of early childhood trauma, and 3) empower families to respond to their child's behavior in a manner that acknowledges past trauma but promotes the learning of new, more adaptive reactions to stress.

  • Aroostook County Resources

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Trauma

    The purpose of this guide is to support adoptive and foster families by strengthening the abilities of pediatricians to: 1) identify traumatized children, 2) educate families about toxic stress and the possible biological, behavioral, and social manifestations of early childhood trauma, and 3) empower families to respond to their child's behavior in a manner that acknowledges past trauma but promotes the learning of new, more adaptive reactions to stress.

  • Cumberland County Resources

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Trauma

    The purpose of this guide is to support adoptive and foster families by strengthening the abilities of pediatricians to: 1) identify traumatized children, 2) educate families about toxic stress and the possible biological, behavioral, and social manifestations of early childhood trauma, and 3) empower families to respond to their child's behavior in a manner that acknowledges past trauma but promotes the learning of new, more adaptive reactions to stress.

    Spurwink Portland Clinic

    Provides care for children placed in care through the Biddeford and Portland DHHS offices. Serves York, Oxford, and Cumberland counties.

    Spurwink Services
    901 Washington Ave., Suite 100
    Portland, ME 04103
    207.871.1200

  • Franklin County Resources

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Trauma

    The purpose of this guide is to support adoptive and foster families by strengthening the abilities of pediatricians to: 1) identify traumatized children, 2) educate families about toxic stress and the possible biological, behavioral, and social manifestations of early childhood trauma, and 3) empower families to respond to their child's behavior in a manner that acknowledges past trauma but promotes the learning of new, more adaptive reactions to stress.

  • Hancock County Resources

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Trauma

    The purpose of this guide is to support adoptive and foster families by strengthening the abilities of pediatricians to: 1) identify traumatized children, 2) educate families about toxic stress and the possible biological, behavioral, and social manifestations of early childhood trauma, and 3) empower families to respond to their child's behavior in a manner that acknowledges past trauma but promotes the learning of new, more adaptive reactions to stress.

    The Key Clinic, PCHC Pediatrics

    Provides comprehensive medical evaluations for children from Penobscot, Piscataquis, Washington, and Hancock counties.

    Penobscot Pediatrics
    1068 Union Street, Bangor, ME 04401
    207-947-0147

  • Kennebec County Resources

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Trauma

    The purpose of this guide is to support adoptive and foster families by strengthening the abilities of pediatricians to: 1) identify traumatized children, 2) educate families about toxic stress and the possible biological, behavioral, and social manifestations of early childhood trauma, and 3) empower families to respond to their child's behavior in a manner that acknowledges past trauma but promotes the learning of new, more adaptive reactions to stress.

  • Knox County Resources

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Trauma

    The purpose of this guide is to support adoptive and foster families by strengthening the abilities of pediatricians to: 1) identify traumatized children, 2) educate families about toxic stress and the possible biological, behavioral, and social manifestations of early childhood trauma, and 3) empower families to respond to their child's behavior in a manner that acknowledges past trauma but promotes the learning of new, more adaptive reactions to stress.

  • Lincoln County Resources

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Trauma

    The purpose of this guide is to support adoptive and foster families by strengthening the abilities of pediatricians to: 1) identify traumatized children, 2) educate families about toxic stress and the possible biological, behavioral, and social manifestations of early childhood trauma, and 3) empower families to respond to their child's behavior in a manner that acknowledges past trauma but promotes the learning of new, more adaptive reactions to stress.

  • Oxford County Resources

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Trauma

    The purpose of this guide is to support adoptive and foster families by strengthening the abilities of pediatricians to: 1) identify traumatized children, 2) educate families about toxic stress and the possible biological, behavioral, and social manifestations of early childhood trauma, and 3) empower families to respond to their child's behavior in a manner that acknowledges past trauma but promotes the learning of new, more adaptive reactions to stress.

    Spurwink Portland Clinic

    Provides care for children placed in care through the Biddeford and Portland DHHS offices. Serves York, Oxford, and Cumberland counties.

    Spurwink Services
    901 Washington Ave., Suite 100
    Portland, ME 04103
    207.871.1200

  • Penobscot County Resources

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Trauma

    The purpose of this guide is to support adoptive and foster families by strengthening the abilities of pediatricians to: 1) identify traumatized children, 2) educate families about toxic stress and the possible biological, behavioral, and social manifestations of early childhood trauma, and 3) empower families to respond to their child's behavior in a manner that acknowledges past trauma but promotes the learning of new, more adaptive reactions to stress.

    The Key Clinic, PCHC Pediatrics

    Provides comprehensive medical evaluations for children from Penobscot, Piscataquis, Washington, and Hancock counties.

    Penobscot Pediatrics
    1068 Union Street, Bangor, ME 04401
    207-947-0147

  • Piscataquis County Resources

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Trauma

    The purpose of this guide is to support adoptive and foster families by strengthening the abilities of pediatricians to: 1) identify traumatized children, 2) educate families about toxic stress and the possible biological, behavioral, and social manifestations of early childhood trauma, and 3) empower families to respond to their child's behavior in a manner that acknowledges past trauma but promotes the learning of new, more adaptive reactions to stress.

    The Key Clinic, PCHC Pediatrics

    Provides comprehensive medical evaluations for children from Penobscot, Piscataquis, Washington, and Hancock counties.

    Penobscot Pediatrics
    1068 Union Street, Bangor, ME 04401
    207-947-0147

  • Sagadahoc County Resources

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Trauma

    The purpose of this guide is to support adoptive and foster families by strengthening the abilities of pediatricians to: 1) identify traumatized children, 2) educate families about toxic stress and the possible biological, behavioral, and social manifestations of early childhood trauma, and 3) empower families to respond to their child's behavior in a manner that acknowledges past trauma but promotes the learning of new, more adaptive reactions to stress.

  • Somerset County Resources

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Trauma

    The purpose of this guide is to support adoptive and foster families by strengthening the abilities of pediatricians to: 1) identify traumatized children, 2) educate families about toxic stress and the possible biological, behavioral, and social manifestations of early childhood trauma, and 3) empower families to respond to their child's behavior in a manner that acknowledges past trauma but promotes the learning of new, more adaptive reactions to stress.

  • Waldo County Resources

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Trauma

    The purpose of this guide is to support adoptive and foster families by strengthening the abilities of pediatricians to: 1) identify traumatized children, 2) educate families about toxic stress and the possible biological, behavioral, and social manifestations of early childhood trauma, and 3) empower families to respond to their child's behavior in a manner that acknowledges past trauma but promotes the learning of new, more adaptive reactions to stress.

  • Washington County Resources

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Trauma

    The purpose of this guide is to support adoptive and foster families by strengthening the abilities of pediatricians to: 1) identify traumatized children, 2) educate families about toxic stress and the possible biological, behavioral, and social manifestations of early childhood trauma, and 3) empower families to respond to their child's behavior in a manner that acknowledges past trauma but promotes the learning of new, more adaptive reactions to stress.

    The Key Clinic, PCHC Pediatrics

    Provides comprehensive medical evaluations for children from Penobscot, Piscataquis, Washington, and Hancock counties.

    Penobscot Pediatrics
    1068 Union Street, Bangor, ME 04401
    207-947-0147

  • York County Resources

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Trauma

    The purpose of this guide is to support adoptive and foster families by strengthening the abilities of pediatricians to: 1) identify traumatized children, 2) educate families about toxic stress and the possible biological, behavioral, and social manifestations of early childhood trauma, and 3) empower families to respond to their child's behavior in a manner that acknowledges past trauma but promotes the learning of new, more adaptive reactions to stress.

    Spurwink Portland Clinic

    Provides care for children placed in care through the Biddeford and Portland DHHS offices. Serves York, Oxford, and Cumberland counties.

    Spurwink Services
    901 Washington Ave., Suite 100
    Portland, ME 04103
    207.871.1200

Contact Information:

Adrienne Carmack, Maine AAP Foster Care Committee • Adriennewcarmack@gmail.com

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