Time: 6:30 to 8pm
Location: Howard County Public Library, Miller Branch - Patapsco/Avalon Rooms
Research shows that children who come to the attention of the child welfare system have disproportionately high rates of social-emotional, behavioral, and mental health challenges, often as a result of maltreatment and trauma. Studies consistently reveal higher rates of psychotropic medication use for children and youth in foster care. This training will provide participants with an overview of the diagnostic assessment and medical evaluation of foster youth. We will discuss the major classes of psychotropic medications, prescribing trends in foster care youth and the role an advocate can play in ensuring children and youth receive proper mental health care.
Presented By Dr. Del Dressel, Psychiatrist & Adolescent Unit Director for Spring Grove State Hospital
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