Medical and Mental Health
Little Flower’s Medical and Mental Health departments provides and assists children and families in foster care in accessing quality medical/mental health services for physical, emotional, and general well-being.
Children live healthier lives when medical care is accessible and convenient. Quality and individualized medical services designed to meet each child’s and family’s special needs are made through the continuous and coordinated care provided by the Little Flower medical staff in collaboration with pediatricians.
On admission, children are assigned a Nurse case manager and a Primary Care Physician (PCP) in the area they reside, to serve as that child’s Medical Home.
Our adolescent population receive confidential reproductive health counseling and assistance with referrals as needed. Additionally, the Little Flower medical department provides pharmacy and laboratory services to children and families in care.
Good dental health compliments good medical health. Primary dental services provided by Little Flower Medical department include:
- Oral examination
- Prophylaxis (dental cleaning)
- Carries risk assessment
- Fluoride treatment
- Referral to hospital-based dental clinic for further dental care
Mental Health Services
Little Flower provides mental health support to the children that come into foster care. These services are provided by licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers.
Children are assessed for mental health needs through screenings, psychological and psychiatric evaluations. When children exhibit the need for mental health intervention, they are referred for therapeutic services either in the community or through our staff therapists. These services may include:
- Individual therapy
- Play therapy
- Family therapy
Specialty services include:
- LGBTQ Teen Group
- Music Therapy Group
- Other group therapy
If psychotropic medication is indicated, the children are seen by Little Flower’s consulting psychiatrists, or are referred to a community clinic.
Foster parents, as well as biological parents, are encouraged to be a part of the therapeutic process.