Managed Care Guidebooks for Caseworkers and Foster Parents

Preparation of managed care guidebooks for caseworkers and foster parents

Starting in 1995, the Child Welfare League of America, Inc., researched, produced, and disseminated two practical guidebooks for those who care for and work on behalf of children in the foster care system.

One of these guidebooks — Making Managed Health Care Work for Kids in Foster Care: A Guide to Purchasing Services — was specific to the needs of formal case managers and agency staff.

The second — Managed Health Care Guide for Caseworkers and Foster Parents — targeted those who are direct advocates for children in their care.

The grant also provided for the establishment and two meetings of the National Advisory Committee on Managed Health Care for Children in Foster Care.

Key Results

  • The Child Welfare League published 7,334 copies of Making Managed Care Work for Kids in Foster Care in two printings and has distributed 5,109 copies.
  • The league published 9,455 copies of Managed Health Care Guide for Caseworkers and Foster Parents in two printings and distributed 7,236 copies.
  • Staff held two meetings of the National Advisory Committee, in November 1995 and June 1996.

Funding

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) supported this project with a grant of $99,271 from September 1995 to March 1997.