Medicating Foster Care Children with Psychotropic Drugs

Medicating Foster Care Children with Psychotropic Drugs

This book examines the practice of medicating America's foster children with a focus on the financial and societal costs.

Author: Robert L. Ray

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 161942889X

Category: Social Science

Page: 118

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Foster children, often being removed from neglectful or abusive homes, are one of the country's most vulnerable populations. With the often traumatic circumstances that define their early lives, it is no wonder studies show their tendency for more mental health conditions than other children. Facing these and other significant challenges surrounding foster care programs, state authorities, caseworkers, and parents, are given few options on appropriate treatments. These options often include prescribing heavy-duty psychotropic drugs such as antidepressants and, in some cases, even antipsychotics -- drugs which have little research available supporting their use in children. This book examines the practice of medicating America's foster children with a focus on the financial and societal costs.
Categories: Social Science

Medicating Foster Care Children with Psychotropic Drugs

Medicating Foster Care Children with Psychotropic Drugs

This book examines the practice of medicating America's foster children with a focus on the financial and societal costs.

Author: Robert L. Ray

Publisher:

ISBN: 1619429101

Category: Foster children

Page: 128

View: 960

Foster children, often being removed from neglectful or abusive homes, are one of the country's most vulnerable populations. With the often traumatic circumstances that define their early lives, it is no wonder studies show their tendency for more mental health conditions than other children. Facing these and other significant challenges surrounding foster care programs, state authorities, caseworkers, and parents, are given few options on appropriate treatments. These options often include prescribing heavy-duty psychotropic drugs such as antidepressants and, in some cases, even antipsychotics - drugs which have little research available supporting their use in children. This book examines the practice of medicating America's foster children with a focus on the financial and societal costs.
Categories: Foster children

Prescription Psychotropic Drug Use Among Children in Foster Care

Prescription Psychotropic Drug Use Among Children in Foster Care

As a result , providers are often prescribing drugs for children " off - label " —the practice of prescribing meds for use other than the intended indication . Overmedication for children in foster care is especially a concern given ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means. Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000065526248

Category: Behavior disorders in children

Page: 89

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Categories: Behavior disorders in children

Psychotropic Medication for Children in Foster Care

Psychotropic Medication for Children in Foster Care

This book discusses psychotropic medication for children in foster care. It also provides additional federal guidance which could help states better plan for oversight of psychotropic medications administered by managed-care organisations.

Author: Malcolm C. Burgess

Publisher:

ISBN: 1634851560

Category: MEDICAL

Page: 149

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Categories: MEDICAL

Foster Care

Foster Care

Other states have worked with universities and local experts to help with the oversight of psychotropic medication use by children in foster care. For example, Illinois has contracted with a university to provide an independent review ...

Author: Kay E. Brown

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781437913187

Category:

Page: 58

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Providing health care services for foster children, who often have significant health care needs, can be challenging. The Admin. for Children and Families (ACF) oversees foster care, but state child welfare agencies are responsible for ensuring that these children receive health care services, which are often financed by Medicaid. Here is a report on states' efforts to improve foster children's receipt of health services. This report has these objectives. It describes specific actions that some states have taken to: (1) identify health care needs; (2) ensure delivery of appropriate health services; and (3) document and monitor the health care of children in foster care. It also describes the related technical assistance ACF offers to states. Charts and tables.
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Child Welfare

Child Welfare

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Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1097382584

Category: Foster children

Page: 48

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Categories: Foster children

Over Medicating Our Youth

Over Medicating Our Youth

The Public Awareness Guide for Add, and Psychiatric Medications Frank J. Granett R.Ph. Dr. Christopher Bellonci, child psychiatrist and author of the 2010 Tufts study, which showed approximately 50 percent of states either did not have ...

Author: Frank J. Granett R.Ph.

Publisher: Frank Granett

ISBN: 9781469186368

Category: Medical

Page: 198

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Over Medicating Our Youth provides knowledge for parents, educators, and physicians to consider the etiology or causation of behavioral conditions before medicating children with psychiatric and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) symptoms. The prescribing of stimulant and psychiatric medications prior to ruling out nutritional, physiological, and environmental causation for behavioral conditions requires reform. This book provides guidance for parents, educators, and physicians to utilize effective alternative treatments plans as well as assessments prior to prematurely medicating children. The recent United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) Child Foster Care report uncovered the injustice of overmedicating children with ADD stimulant and psychiatric drugs. The GAO report proves that a positive change in the treatment of childhood behavioral conditions should involve a more comprehensive assessment as to the causation of behavioral symptoms.
Categories: Medical

Foster Children

Foster Children

In December 2011, GAO reported that foster children in selected states were prescribed psychotropic medications at rates higher than nonfoster children in Medicaid in 2008.

Author: United States Government Accountability Office

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1977941907

Category:

Page: 54

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In December 2011, GAO reported that foster children in selected states were prescribed psychotropic medications at rates higher than nonfoster children in Medicaid in 2008. GAO was asked to further examine instances of foster children being prescribed psychotropic medications. For the five states included in GAO's 2011 report-Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon, and Texas-this report: (1) assesses the extent that documentation supported the usage of psychotropic medication for selected cases; and (2) describes states' policies related to psychotropic medication and assesses HHS actions since GAO's 2011 report. GAO contracted with two child psychiatrists who conduct mental-health research and work on issues related to foster care, to provide clinical evaluations of 24 cases that GAO selected from the population of foster children prescribed psychotropic drugs in GAO's 2011 report. The case selections were based, in part, on potential health risk indicators, and the findings are not generalizable. GAO obtained medical and child-welfare documentation spanning children's time in foster care, and redacted personally identifiable information prior to experts' review of cases. GAO also analyzed federal guidance and selected states' policies and interviewed federal and state officials.
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Health Care for Children in Foster Care

Health Care for Children in Foster Care

1 sure the safety and appropriateness of psychotropic medication usage for DCFS wards . ... Design Requests for consent to administer psychotropic medications are FAXed by child welfare professionals and providers statewide to the ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means. Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000065514580

Category: Child health services

Page: 89

View: 681

Categories: Child health services

Therapeutic Interventions for Families and Children in the Child Welfare System

Therapeutic Interventions for Families and Children in the Child Welfare System

Use of psychotropic medications among youth in treatment in foster care. Journal of Child and ... Attachment, trauma, and healing: Understanding and treating attachment disorder in children and families. Arlington, VA: CWLA Press.

Author: Dr. Sheri Pickover, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826122193

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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Includes treatment issues not covered elsewhere This one-of-a-kind resource for mental health professionals in multiple settings is a comprehensive guide to treatment issues unique to children and families who have a relationship with the foster care system. With a focus on understanding how to negotiate the child welfare system, the book identifies and addresses mental health and behavioral issues specific to this population and provides proven, effective treatment interventions. It brings together in one place the myriad of current resources available to help such children and families, and addresses situations that span removal from the home to kin or foster care, to reunification, adoption, or other permanent family connections. Broad in scope and depth, the text includes treatment issues not discussed elsewhere, such as how to cope with acting out in the foster home, how to draft a behavior modification plan, and how to maneuver through the court process. It delivers evidence-based guidelines for engaging and collaborating with multiple parties including other professionals, addressing crises, and assisting with transitions. The book covers assessment from the perspectives of the client, caseworker, and therapist, and discusses the use of medications, complications, and barriers to effective treatment. Strategies are also directed at such specific issues as sexual abuse, physical abuse, substance abuse, neglect, trauma, and attachment. Of special interest is a focus on the worldview of the parties involved in the child welfare system, including the child, the family, the birth parent, and the foster parent. Additionally, the text provides behavior modification plans that work and social skills training. Chapters weave case studies, ethical issues, multicultural concerns, and current research into a highly accessible guide. Key Features: Provides core information about the child welfare system for mental health professionals who work with this population Includes treatments that really work Illustrates, through case studies, how to combat common issues for the child welfare population and their families Describes strategies for engagement, collaboration, addressing crises, and assisting with transitions Addresses specific treatment issues not covered elsewhere
Categories: Family & Relationships