AAP Immigrant Child Health Toolkit for Pediatricians Seeing Unaccompanied Children (1/9/2019)

In light of the escalation of problems at the border and the recent tragic deaths of 2 children, Texas Pediatric Society leadership has been made aware that there will be an increase in the release of unaccompanied children (UAC) from Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) facilities as they are united with their sponsors across the state.  With their sponsors, these children will likely seek medical care in the community of their sponsor.  In addition to the basic needs of every child, these children may have additional issues for which they should be screened.  A link to the AAP Immigrant Child Health Toolkit has been provided below, which you may find useful as you evaluate these children and provide care for their physical, emotional, and social needs. https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Immigrant-Child-Health-Toolkit/Pages/Immigrant-Child-Health-Toolkit.aspx