Psychotropic Medication and Children in Foster Care: Tips for Advocates and Judges

The ABA Center on Children and the Law is pleased to announce that its latest Practice & Policy Brief -- Psychotropic Medication and Children in Foster Care: Tips for Advocates and Judges -- is now available from the Child Welfare Information Gateway in both hard copy and pdf versions.  (Listed under Research and Reports)  January 30, 2012

 Other ABA Practice & Policy Briefs address:

  • Advocating for Very Young Children in Dependency Proceedings: The Hallmarks of Effective, Ethical Representation (2010) 
  • Visitation with Infants and Toddlers in Foster Care: What Judges and Attorneys Need to Know (2007) 
  • Healing the Youngest Children: Model Court-Community Partnerships (2007)

 Healthy Beginnings, Healthy Futures: A Judge's Guide (2009), produced in collaboration with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and Zero to Three, explores infant brain development, caregiver attachment, medical and mental health, and permanency planning strategies to ensure the health and well-being of very young children who enter the child welfare system.
 
All can be downloaded from the Center's website.

Free hard copies and bulk orders of the Practice & Policy Briefs are available through Shante Bullock at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Free hard copies of Healthy Beginnings are available from the ABA Service Center at 800-285-2221 (ask for product code 3490003B; shipping and taxes apply).