Costa’s Defense of Residential Treatment Left Someone Out
In his response to reporter Karen de Sá’s searing expose of the misuse and overuse of psychiatric medication on foster children in general and one case from his own institution in particular, Joseph Costa, CEO of Hillsides, serves up all the usual buzzwords and boilerplate.
Senate Finance Dems Vow to “Play Offense” on Psych Meds for Foster Youths
Democrats from the Senate Finance Committee said they planned to “play offense” on mental health services for foster youth, particularly in regard to the use of psychotropic medications. “When you have one of these kids who is the victim of intense trauma, you’re not going to have the challenges just prescribed away,” said Senate Finance Committee Chairmen Ron Wyden (D-Ore.),