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ERIC Number: EJ783040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4021
Psychotropic Medication Management for Youth in State Care: Consent, Oversight, and Policy Considerations
Naylor, Michael W.; Davidson, Christine V.; Ortega-Piron, D. Jean; Bass, Arin; Gutierrez, Alice; Hall, Angela
Child Welfare, v86 n5 p175-192 Sep-Oct 2007
The use of psychotropic medications in youth with emotional disturbances in state custody is increasing and presents unique challenges concerning consent and oversight. We examine various means that state child welfare agencies use to provide consent for and oversight of psychotropic medications for children in state custody and describe benefits of a consent process that provides for expert consultation to the child welfare agency and prescribing clinicians, case-specific and systemic oversight of psychotropic medication use, and education for stakeholders. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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