Opponents of Psychotropic Foster Care Reform Bills Rally Forces as Bills Await Governor’s Approval

California — The battle lines have now clearly being drawn between those who genuinely advocate for the benefit of youths in state care, and those who make handsome livings exploiting them. Legislators have unanimously approved three of four bills that would impose some meaningful oversight over the administration of psychotropic drugs to children in care […]

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Four Years in the Life of a Medical Whistleblower

To modern eyes, it seems obvious that a culture in all healthcare organisations that encourages the reporting of concerns would carry with it great benefits. The readiness of staff to draw attention to errors or “near misses” by doctors and nurses, and the facility for them to do so, could have a major impact upon […]

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Kayleb Moon-Robinson and the School to Prison Pipeline

6th Grader Kayleb Moon-Robinson was found guilty of assault against a police officer. Kayleb Moon-Robinsonis is a 6th grader in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is also on the autism spectrum. In a moment of frustration, young Kaleb kicked a trashcan at his school in Lynchburg, Virginia. You might imagine that Kaleb’s mom or dad […]

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Ireland Proposes Sealing Records of Institutional Child Abuse

“Globally, there is a growing movement to address issues of historical abuse, a welcome acknowledgment that nations must face their past rather than continue a damaging pattern of denial and avoidance of responsibility.”Dr. Margaret HumphreysSydney, March 26, 2015 Ireland is considering legislation that would seal the records of official inquiries into its foster care, institutional […]

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California Legislators Take Aim at Psychotropics in Foster Care

A Bay Area News Group investigation revealed that children in California’s 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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