Whole-Person Care for Children and Youth in Foster Care

Second and fourth Thursdays of each month, 7:30-8:30 a.m.


The purpose of this 12-session ECHO program is to enhance the ability of primary care clinicians and healthcare team members to provide whole person care to children and youth in foster care, with attentiveness to the unique factors that drive health inequities and disproportionately for those children and youth with a history of child welfare involvement. Topics will include:

  • Approaches for asset-based, trauma-informed, culturally-responsive, gender-affirming, and whole person care
  • Encouraging youth voice and integrating youth choice, when possible and reasonable, during medical visits
  • Primary care, behavioral health, and oral health integration for children and youth in foster care
  • Identifying local and statewide resources for children and youth in foster care, and improving cross-sector collaboration

We will select up to 40 clinicians and primary care staff who are in a position to champion change in their organizations. Clinicians (prescribing MD, DO, ND, NP, PA), nurses, social workers, pharmacists, behavioral health specialists, and practice managers are encouraged to register. Participants will be selected based on their interest, geographic distribution throughout Oregon, and ability to commit to the sessions.

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


MOC Credit: Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, Whole Person Care for Children and Youth in Foster Care has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: 

  • Family Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Neurology

This program is registered for MOC part II through the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP).

Faculty Disclosure Information

In accordance with the requirements of the ACCME's Standards for Integrity and independence in Accredited Continuing Education, each instructor and member of the planning committee has been asked to disclose any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (defined as: any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients). All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Program Planning Committee:

  • Carol Endo, MD: Has disclosures - Owns the following stocks in personal portfolio: NXT-ID, ARTH, II-VI
  • Tabitha Jensen, MBA: Nothing to Disclose


  • Lisa Bozetti, DDS: Nothing to Disclose
  • Carissa Cousins, MD: Nothing to Disclose
  • Robin Donart: Nothing to Disclose
  • Carol Endo, MD: Has disclosures - Owns the following stocks in personal portfolio: NXT-ID, ARTH, II-VI
  • Holly Hermes, LCSW: Nothing to Disclose
  • Elliott Hinkle, Youth Coordinator, Healthy Transitions: Nothing to Disclose
  • Tabitha Jensen, MBA: Nothing to Disclose
  • Ajit Jetmalani, MD: Nothing to Disclose
  • John Linn: Nothing to Disclose
  • Bahia Overton, MSW: Nothing to Disclose
  • Randall Phelps: Nothing to Disclose
  • Deonza Watson: Nothing to Disclose


Session/Title Date
0 - Standing Resources 3/1/2021
1 - "Why This Matters" 9/9/2021
2 - Cultural Isolation & Importance of Representation 9/23/2021
3 - Improving Collaboration Between DHS & Healthcare 10/14/2021
4 - Core Components of the “EveryStep” Approach 10/28/2021
5 - Differential Diagnosis & Misdiagnosis 11/11/2021
6 - Gender Affirming Care for Queer and Trans Youth 12/9/2021
7 - Identifying Key Stakeholders & Forming Partnerships 1/13/2022
8 - Cultural Considerations for Trans-racial Fostering 1/27/2022
9 - Collaborative Problem Solving 2/10/2022
10 - Trauma Responses, “What’s in Their Suitcase” 2/24/2022
11 - Medication Management and Polypharmacy 3/10/2022
12 - Oral Health for Children and Youth in Foster Care 3/24/2022
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