Prescribing Antipsychotic Drugs to California Foster Youth Declines Dramatically
A new study indicates statewide reforms have freed thousands of abused and neglected children from the lasting effects of the most powerful psychiatric drugs, but concerns about other medications persist.
By Jeremy Loudenback and Michael Fitzgerald
Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts, #2: Incentivize Psychotropic Accountability
The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 12 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.
California Bill Would Have Judges Curb Psychotropics among Foster Youth
By Isaac Smith After a year of scathing indictments by the media and advocates concerning the overuse of psychotropic drugs on foster children, the legislature responded with a flood of bills aimed at strengthening the safeguards for the prescription of psychological medications to foster youth.
Dr. Phil: “Foster Care is a Social Circumstance, Not a Mental Illness”
The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources heard testimony yesterday on the disproportionate use of psychotropic medications on foster youths, and the president’s $750 million proposal to address the issue.
Youth Services Roundup: Funding, News and Opinion for the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Community
Here is a rundown of all the funding opportunities, news, analysis and opinion pieces produced this week by The Imprint BUSINESS Early insider details on Obama’s $750 million proposal to improve mental health services for foster youth and address the “over-prescribing” of psychotropic medications to that population.