Children in foster care are thirteen times more likely to be treated with psychotropic drugs than children who are not in foster care. The reason? It's much easier to medicate a child than to spend the time and money on appropriate therapies and treatments. Here, you will find information about the recent trend of prescribing unnecessary psychotropic medications to youth in foster care. 

Webinar Recording & Recap: A Historic Opportunity to Reform the Child Welfare System: Youth & Alumni Priorities on Quality Residential Services

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On July 2, 2020, The National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Council hosted a webinar to discuss their 2020 Priorities: A Historic Opportunity to Reform the Child Welfare System: Youth & Alumni Priorities on Quality Residential Services Webinar... Read more

New Recommendations Released - Historic Opportunity for Reform in Child Welfare: Quality Residential Services

On February 28th, the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council released a new statement: A Historic Opportunity to Reform the Child Welfare System: Youth & Alumni Priorities on Quality Residential Services with 6 priorities,... Read more