Promoting Appropriate Psychotropic Rx for Children in Foster Care: Perspectives from the Children’s Bureau Associate Commissioner

For the past three years, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) has been working with six states – Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont – in a collaborative to improve the appropriate prescribing of psychotropic medications to children and youth in foster care. Efforts of the participating states include: developing inter-agency partnerships; advancing data-sharing; coordinating oversight and quality assurance processes; and strengthening care coordination.

On October 2, CHCS hosted the final meeting for the collaborative at the headquarters of the Annie E. Casey Foundation – the project’s funder – in Baltimore, Maryland. Participants were joined by JooYeun Chang, associate commissioner of the Children’s Bureau in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

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