Supporting Youth in Foster Care in Making Healthy Choices: A Guide for Caregivers and Caseworkers on Trauma, Treatment, and Psychotropic Medications
Author(s): Information Gateway
Year Published: 2015
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This guide is intended to help caseworkers, foster parents, or other caring adults learn about trauma experienced by youth in foster care and treatment options, including approaches other than psychotropic medication. The guide presents strategies for seeking help for youth, identifying appropriate treatment, and supporting youth in making decisions about their mental health. Additionally, this guide serves as a companion guide to the 2012 Making Healthy Choices: A Guide on Psychotropic Medications for Youth in Foster Care.
Suggested Citation: Children's Bureau et al. (2015). Supporting youth in foster care in making healthy choices: A Guide for caregivers and caseworkers on trauma, treatment, and psychotropic medications. Washington, DC: Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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