Focus on Children and Adolescents with
Special Health Care Needs
This collection of selected resources offers high-quality information about children and adolescents with special health care needs. Use the tools below for further searching, or contact us for personalized assistance.
For a comprehensive list of materials and websites, review Oral Health Services for Children and Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs: A Resource Guide.
Selected Materials in the OHRC Library
Barzel R, Holt K, Isman B. Special Care: An Oral Health Professional's Guide to Serving Young Children with Special Health Care Needs. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center.
This course is designed to help oral health professionals ensure that young children with special health care needs have access to comprehensive, family-centered, and community-based services. Continuing education credits from the Indian Health Service or the American Dental Hygienists' Association will be awarded upon successful completion of the course. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health. 2012. 2007 and 2011 National Survey of Children's Health and 2009–10 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs: Measures Pertaining to Healthy People 2020 Objectives (rev. ed.). Portland, OR: Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health. 6 pp.
This document demonstrates how the National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) and the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN) can be used to establish a baseline and monitor improvement in child and adolescent oral health and well-being. Contents include a series of charts listing Healthy People 2020 objectives and related NSCH and NS-CSHCN measures and indicators. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Holt K, Lowe E. 2013. Brush Up on Oral Health. Chicago, IL: National Center on Health. 3 pp.
The July 2013 issue of Brush Up on Oral Health provides information on the challenges that some children with disabilities face and what Head Start staff, parents, and others can do to address these challenges. Topics include best and promising practices in oral health, current research, practical tips, frequently asked questions, and a recipe for a healthy snack.
Phicil S. 2012. Financing the Special Health Care Needs of Children and Youth in Foster Care: A Primer. Boston, MA: Catalyst Center. 32 pp.
This primer examines the role of state Title V programs in improving the system of coverage and care for children and adolescents with special health care needs in foster care. Topics include leading or participating in initiatives related to medical home, benefits counseling, child abuse and neglect prevention, service-quality monitoring and measurement, and transition. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Wyoming Family 2 Family Health Information Center. 2012. Packaging Wisdom: A Family Centered Care Coordination Notebook. Buffalo, WY: Wyoming Family 2 Family Health Information Center. 86 pp.
This notebook is designed to help parents of children with special health care needs record, track, and share information with their child's health care team, child care provider, school, and family members. Contents include worksheets for recording the child's health history, including their first dental visit, the child's dentist's contact information, specialists' recommendations, and appointment dates and times. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
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Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
University of Washington School of Dentistry, Department of Oral Medicine
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Resource Highlights: Focus on Children and Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs. July 2013.
Reviewer: Kimberly Hanson Huggins, University of Washington School of Dentistry