The Alabama Psychiatric Medication Review Team (APMRT), in collaboration with Alabama Department of Human Resources, was developed to investigate the possibility of transitioning children from psychotropic medication to behavioral interventions that are managed by board-certified behavior analysts (BCBAs). The overarching goal of this project is to reduce the use of psychotropic medication for behavior management in Alabama foster care. This webinar will review the work of this project and its implications on how we serve children ongoing.
Topics to be discussed:
What is the role of psychotropic medication in treating foster and adopted children?
How and why foster and adopted children are often over-medicated.
Discuss resources and strategies for professionals and parents to help ensure appropriate psychotropic medication use in children.