Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Continued Concerns Regarding Psychotropic Drugging of Foster Care Youth

According to the Multi-State Study on Psychotropic Medication Oversight in Foster Care conducted by the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute:
  • The use of psychotropic medications for foster children between the ages of 2 and 21 has risen significantly over the past decade.
  • Out of the forty-seven of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia participated in this study, nine states had no written policy/guidelines regarding psychotropic medication use for foster youth.
Read the report to learn more about challenges faced by states, and innovative initiatives that some states have implemented in order to address this issue.

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