Health Care for Foster Children

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Health Care for Foster Children

Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence

The only clinic in North Texas that treats the unique physical and emotional needs of children in foster care.

A foster child who has experienced abuse or neglect often has specialized health care needs. At the Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence, we bring together foster care experts in pediatrics, behavioral health, research and child welfare to help foster children.

Whether they are living with relatives, a foster family or in a group home, foster children aged up to 18 years can get primary medical care targeted to their unique needs. And an important part of their care includes child behavior and development support, care coordination and referrals to specialists. Our goal is supporting caregivers and helping neglected and abused foster children become happy, healthy adults.

Dallas

214-867-6000
Fax: 214-456-3741
Suite F2100

Plano

469-303-9000
Fax: 214-867-5449
Suite P2700

Request an Appointment with codes: Foster Care

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Compassionate care for the foster child

Our foster care services include:

  • Primary medical care services, including wellness visits and same-day sick visits
  • Care coordination with Children’s Health℠ and community specialists
  • Trauma specialists including a therapist, psychologists and a psychiatrist
  • Individual and family psychotherapy, such as trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Psychiatric consultation
  • Developmental assessment and developmental education for infants and toddlers
  • Psychosocial support, education and advocacy

Here’s how to get started with health care for your foster child.

A doctor's office can be a scary place for a child in foster care. The staff at the Rees-Jones Center go above and beyond to make sure that each child knows this is a place where they are loved, cared for and most importantly, safe.
Foster caregiver

Policy, advocacy and research that improves foster children’s well-being

Advancing care and outcomes for children and families involved in the child welfare system is an important part of what we do. Through health services research, policy analysis and medical education, the center’s experts promote policies and practices that will improve the lives of children in the foster system.

Our areas of focus include:

  • Educating the public on the issues that foster children and their families face
  • Informing legislators and policy makers on the complex needs of children and families involved in the child welfare system
  • Advocating for increased support, funding and access to medical and behavioral health care for children who have experienced trauma.

A dedicated community working for foster children

Children in foster care depend on supportive, nurturing communities to help them recover from abuse, neglect and the uncertainty of living in a transient system. Through the center’s Community Development Program, our team regularly reaches out to caregivers, child welfare professionals, CASAs, judges, attorneys and other advocates. By working with the community, we promote best practices in meeting the unique health, education and recovery needs of foster children.

To learn more about our community efforts, please visit our Community Development Program page.

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Meet the Care Team