Child Welfare Public Nursing Program

Child Welfare Public Nursing Program (CWPHN)
The Child Welfare Public Nursing Program (CWPHN) is a public health nursing program located in county child welfare service agencies and probation departments to provide public health nurse expertise in meeting the medical, dental, mental and developmental needs of children and youth in foster care.
CWPHN Public Health Nurses (PHN) provide the following services:
          Arrow bullet Image Coordinate medical, dental and mental health care
Arrow bullet Image Coordinate health services for children in out-of-county and out-of-state placements
Arrow bullet Image Expedite referrals for medical, dental, mental health and developmental services
Arrow bullet Image Provide medical education and training for Foster Care team members, Probation Officers, Judges, School Nurses and Caregivers on the special health care needs of children and youth in foster care
Arrow bullet Image Participate in the creation and updating of the Health and Education Passport for every child as required
Arrow bullet Image Assist Children’s Social Workers to interpret medical report and medical findings.
Arrow bullet Image Assist foster caregivers to obtain timely comprehensive health assessments and dental examination.
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