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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Blogger Tee said...

I wish I knew what this actually meant. In our state there is already monitoring. Every time there's even a tiny dosage change for psych meds, birth mom has to sign off on it and so does DYFS. Wondering what the practical ramifications will be.

7:20 PM  

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