California Legislators Take Aim at Psychotropics in Foster Care

A Bay Area News Group investigation revealed that children in California‚Äôs foster care system are prescribed unproven, risky medications at alarming rates, providing the impetus for legislative action. Here’s how you can help. psychotropics forever a problem The problem has plagued foster care for longer than anyone would care to imagine.1 And, by all accounts, […]

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DOJ, HHS Take Aim At Massachusetts DCF

“In the U.S., over half of the parents with cognitive limitations will at some time experience permanent or temporary removal of their children from the family home.” Deborah Muenzer-Doy and Lynda Anderson “Although it is not an articulated policy, persons with mental disabilities consistently have their parental rights terminated and routinely lose their appeals.”Susan Kerr […]

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CA: PsychDrugs Action Campaign Needs Your Help

PSYCHDRUGS ACTION CAMPAIGN NEEDS YOUR HELP The PsychDrugs Action Campaign is an initiative of the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL), one of the leading organizations in the nation seeking to better the lives and outcomes of children in foster care. The organization has a web site dedicated to The PsychDrugs Action Campaign. As the […]

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Maryland Legislators File New Laws to Protect Foster Children

Delagate Geraldine Valentino-Smith Maryland State Senator Jamie Raskin On March 3 of this year, Baltimore University’s Professor of Law Daniel L. Hatcher announced that Maryland State Senator Jamie Raskin and House Delagate Geraldine Valentino-Smith had sponsored legislation that “takes an important step toward improving protection of foster children’s own resources.” Maryland SB 524, entitled “Family […]

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