The Importance of Medical History for Children in Foster Care and Psychotropic Medicines (from Fall 2017 Abingdon GAL Training) (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 1.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0 (GAL Child: 1.0)

MCLE Credit: 1.0 (Ethics: 0.0; GAL Child; 1.0)

Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $70 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 9/30/2020


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of one session from the October 2017 live seminar, Fall 2017 Abingdon GAL Training.

GAL Continuing Credits: 1.0

Note: Your GAL certificate may be found at the front of your written materials.

This course, presented by two pediatricians, discusses the importance, and challenges, of knowing and understanding the medical history of children in foster care, with the goal of developing a process to ensure medical continuity of care for foster children.

Topics covered include:

  • The challenges of obtaining medical histories for foster children
  • Common health problems in foster children
  • Preventive health visits and standards for children in foster care
  • Tools to improve communication regarding medical backgrounds and treatments for children in foster care
  • A general understanding of psychotropic medicines used with children, and the side effects of these medicines




Amy Harden, MD, Mountain View Pediatrics / Marion
Sarah Seeley-Dick, D.O. FAAP, Highlands Pediatrics / Abingdon


Honorable Florence A. Powell, Chief Judge, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court / Bristol

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