Children in the foster care system present some unique challenges for caregivers and service providers. Their needs are many and complex, and can overwhelm family members and caregivers. The Harris County Protective Services (HCPS)Integrated Health Care Clinic provides a model of how to effectively meet both the physical and behavioral health needs of this population, while also plugging in caregivers to the daunting array of services that are out there. Jacqueline McMillon of HCPS talks about how they make it all happen.
In the second segment, Kate Murphy of Texans Care for Children provides an update from the recent Texas legislative session, and what it all means for the child welfare system.