Sunday, October 09, 2011

New Federal Requirements for States re: Foster Children, Trauma and Monitoring Medications


President Obama recently signed the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act (H.R. 2883) into law.

Among other stipulations, this new law:
  • Requires States to address emotional trauma in foster children, adopt protocols for using and monitoring psychotropic medications, and describe how they both address the developmental needs of young children in the child welfare system and reduce their length of stay in foster care.

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