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Psychotropic Medication in Foster Care 10-9-17

Start Date: Monday, October 9, 2017
End Date: Monday, October 9, 2017
Location: Bakersfield, CA 93301
Description: In 2014 the San Jose Mercury News found that from 2004 to 2014, nearly 1 out of 4 adolescents in the California foster care system received psychotropic medications 3.5 times the rate for all adolescents nationwide. Of children and youth in care who were prescribed psychotropic medications, 60 received the strongest class antipsychotics. What is particularly concerning is the prescription of multiple medications i.e., polypharmacy . Research repeatedly finds that children and youth in the foster ...
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Posted: Saturday, October 7, 2017