Reforming Foster Care Psychotropic Meds: A Cautionary Note

On April 11, 2012, the Federal Administration on Children, Youth and Families issued information memorandum ACYF-CB-IM-12-03, the subject matter being one of: “Promoting the Safe, Appropriate, and Effective Use of Psychotropic Medication for Children in Foster Care.” The memo notes “a steady rise in the use of medication to address children’s emotional and behavioral problems […]

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