Please take Psychotropic Medications prior to this course. In this module, we’ll look further into the use of psychotropic medications in children and youth in foster care, beginning with a landmark investigation by the Bay Area News Group in California. Review of a report from the American Bar Association provides information that can help you become a young person’s best advocate. Throughout this module, you will hear directly from young people about the short- and long-term effects of the psychotropic medications they received while in foster care.
In this course, you can expect to learn:
Causes of overuse of psychotropic medications for children and youth in foster care
About the off-label use of psychotropic medications and the impacts on young people
How to identify various types of psychotropic medications and their intended use
How, as foster parent or caregiver, you can become a child’s best advocate for safe, responsible, supported, and supervised use of medication
Take the Course:
Estimated time to complete: 2 hours