Children and youth who have experienced trauma, such as abuse or neglect, may build resiliency and heal over time. Others may need additional supports and services, including medication. Research in recent years has shown that children and youth involved with child welfare are disproportionately prescribed psychotropic medications compared to their peers who are not involved with child welfare. While there is a role for these medications to help address certain illnesses, emotions, or behaviors, these medications can be harmful if used improperly. This section provides resources regarding considerations for the appropriate use and oversight of psychotropic medications with a particular focus on children and youth in foster care.