Monday, June 06, 2011

Protecting Foster Children from Psychiatric Drugs

 

Protecting Foster Children from Psychiatric Drugs

Whether under the auspices of Child Protective Services, Departments of Family and Child Services, or Youth Welfare Offices, foster care children—often removed from family homes because of abuse—are furthered abused when they are prescribed psychotropic (mind-altering) drugs under state care. In fact, US foster children receive at least three times more psychotropic drugs than comparable children in poor families. Already troubled over their circumstances, these children are drugged for emotional and behavioral issues, sometimes with tragic outcome. This week's Watchdog Radio show guest, Sonya Muhammad, has been fighting this system from within and is ensuring that foster children receive standard educational solutions, not psychiatric drugs.

 

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