American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Counties, Both Wealthy and Poor, Struggle to Supply Children’s Mental Health Providers
by Mona Noroozi I was fortunate enough to graduate from University High School, the top public high school in the state of California, ranked eighth best nationally. Over the next few years, the abrupt passing of several admirable and successful former classmates indicated that even an upbringing of opportunity could not protect the families of my community from tragedies such as suicide, drug overdose, and preventable deaths.
Calif. Family Court Process on Psych Meds Needs Improvements, Safeguards
California is one of six states that place decisions concerning psychotropic medication of foster children in the hands of the juvenile court. In 1999 the legislature, at the urging of Los Angeles County Juvenile Court Judge Terry Friedman, enacted Senate Bill 543.