Child Advocacy: Dealing with psychotropic medications for foster care youth (access required)

Foster care youth are prescribed psychotropic medications at a rate 2.7 to 4.5 times higher than nonfoster children on Medicaid, according to a 2011 audit of five states conducted by the United States Government Accountability Office. In 2018, the Office of the Inspector General found that “one in three children in foster care who were treated ...

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