Supporting Youth in Foster Care in Making Healthy Choices: A Guide for Caregivers and Caseworkers on Trauma, Treatment, and Psychotropic Medication

Type: 
Guide/Toolkit
Year Published: 2015
Organization: 
Children's Bureau
Abstract: 

This guide from the Children’s Bureau is for caseworkers, foster parents, and other caring adults who want to learn about trauma often experienced by youth in foster care and treatments options for trauma beyond psychotropic medication. It provides information about seeking help for youth, identifying appropriate treatment, and supporting youth as they make decisions about their mental health care. The guide discusses how caregivers and caseworkers can help monitor medication safety habits, ongoing treatment goals, and transition planning for youth aging out of the foster care system.

Number of Pages: 
44
Availability: 
Available for free download on the Child Welfare Gateway website at: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/mhc-caregivers/
Accession Number: 
25751