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Children's Mental Health

Foster Youth Campaign to Access Obamacare

As part of a series of public service announcements intended to encourage foster youth to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, California Youth Connection (CYC) released a video focused specifically on mental health. CYC is […]

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Children's Mental Health

Improving Children’s Mental Health

According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20 percent of children experience a diagnosable mental health disorder (such as depression, anxiety, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, or Tourette syndrome), but […]

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Children's Mental Health

Atypical Antipsychotic Use Among Medicaid-Insured Children and Adolescents: Duration, Safety, and Monitoring Implications

A new report in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology reports that off-label use of antipsychotic drugs to treat children in the foster care system with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is on the rise. […]

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Children's Mental Health

Access to Mental Health Services for Foster Children Placed Out of County: Observations and Recommendations

The article contains many purposes, such as to provide some background on the issue of foster youth placed across county lines (“out-of-county” foster children) as a lens through which to understand the current state of […]