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Psychotropic Meds in Foster Children

2014-10-07 | Written By: Dr. Mark Abdelmalek

 The federal government has not done enough to oversee the treatment of America's foster children with powerful mind-altering drugs, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report to be released Thursday...

Toxic Stress in Children

2014-10-07 | Written By: Harvard University

The future of any society depends on its ability to foster the healthy development of the next generation. Extensive research on the biology of stress now shows that healthy development can be derailed by excessive or prolonged activation of stress response systems in the body...

Aging Out

2014-10-07 | Written By: Children's Rights

When children cannot return home to their families, child welfare systems must move quickly to find them alternative homes. As time goes by, the prospects for landing in safe, loving, permanent homes grow dimmer for foster youth...

Family First approach to Foster Care

2014-10-07 | Written By: David Bornstein

It’s difficult to change systems even when they are widely acknowledged to be broken. That’s the situation facing the nation’s foster care system. According to the government most recent estimate there were roughly 424,000 young people in foster care as of Sept. 30, 2009...