Children in foster care have experienced trauma and should receive an Integrated Rapid Response Assessment from a behavioral health provider within 72 hours of removal and placement into out-of-home care. This assessment evaluates the child for any acute behavioral health or physical health needs they may have and supports the caregiver to address those needs. The behavioral health provider assists with selecting a Primary Care Provider (PCP) and arranging an initial appointment. The behavioral health provider will make sure that there is follow up by an ongoing behavioral health team to support the child and caregiver.
If a behavioral health provider has not called you to make an appointment to arrange for an Integrated Rapid Response service within 24 hours after the child enters out-of-home care, call the Crisis Response Network Foster Care Line at 602-633-0763.