Friday, February 12, 2010

Psychotropic Meds

Last night we had a mandatory training (for all new foster parents) on psycotropic medications...what they are, side effects, why they are used. etc. It's incredible to think about little children being on these incredibly strong medications! They are all very closely monitored now between case management, FDS, courts, etc because last year in another county a 7 year old ( read that right) commited suicide after being on a very inappropriate cocktail of these meds that shouldn't have been given to children or combined together! That simply breaks my heart!!! Thank God that at this point we don't have to worry about the medications aspect. Tylenol for teething is the strongest drug we give...but we document that too!

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