Foster Care http://wuwm.com en Law Enforcement Boost Efforts to Curb Child Sex Trafficking http://wuwm.com/post/law-enforcement-boost-efforts-curb-child-sex-trafficking <p>You may have seen new billboards in Milwaukee this week asking people to call an 800 number if they know of a child involved in the sex trade.</p><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Erin Toner 8928 at http://wuwm.com Law Enforcement Boost Efforts to Curb Child Sex Trafficking New Health Care Model for Kids Seeks to Better Identify Abuse, Neglect http://wuwm.com/post/new-health-care-model-kids-seeks-better-identify-abuse-neglect <p>We now continue our series on Wisconsin’s efforts to improve the health of children in foster care. Child welfare officials admit the existing system is not meeting many kids’ needs. As we reported Tuesday, the children’s health records are often incomplete and scattered among the many caregivers and doctors who’ve passed through the kids’ lives. To address the problem, the state plans to roll out a “medical home” program that would centralize each child’s care. Today, WUWM’s Erin Toner highlights another state initiative – a sharper focus on helping children heal from trauma and abuse. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 12:58:06 +0000 Erin Toner 1496 at http://wuwm.com New Health Care Model for Kids Seeks to Better Identify Abuse, Neglect State Aims to Fix 'Fragmented' Health Care System for Kids http://wuwm.com/post/state-aims-fix-fragmented-health-care-system-kids <p>The state of Wisconsin says it will soon roll out a new health care system for children in foster care. They often have far more serious medical and mental health needs than peers, yet people involved with the children say, too often, their needs are not met. In the first of a two-part series, WUWM’s Erin Toner reports on a big shortcoming of the current health care system for foster children – their medical records are scattered and incomplete. What the state plans to do to address the problem, is create for each child, a “medical home.”<br> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:47:39 +0000 Erin Toner 1495 at http://wuwm.com State Aims to Fix 'Fragmented' Health Care System for Kids