This is not how trauma informed care looks.

CBS News posted this story and infographic about the prescription of powerful psychotropic and antipsychotic medication to foster youth. 

The over prescription of psychotropic medications to foster youth is not a new phenomena. This issue has been in the Wall Street Journal, Denver Post, and many other media outlets across the country for a while now. 

Foster Youth are disproportionately given prescriptions for Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder. The behaviors are more frequently a result of trauma and abuse, not any of those other things. These medications should never be prescribed by a doctor that only sees you for a quick checkup. Psychologists and counselors need to be included in the treatment plan.

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