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Karen de Sá Investigates Shelters, Where Traumatized Children are Met with ‘Handcuffs and Jail Cells’

Today, the San Francisco Chronicle published journalist Karen de Sá’s latest investigation of the child welfare system. In “Dubious Arrests, Damaged Lives“, de Sá and team of Chronicle reporters focused on “emergency shelters.” These shelters, […]

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Children's Mental Health

Investigative Journalist Says Foster Youth Voice ‘Absolutely Vital’

In this Q&A, I interview San Jose Mercury News Investigative Reporter Karen de Sá about her explosive series on the psychotropic “drugging” of foster youth. De Sá  wrangled with gargantuan California state bureaucracies to access […]

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Children's Mental Health

Psych Meds and Foster Youth: Alameda County California Takes on a National Issue

On September 29, around 50 foster youth advocates and mental health professionals crowded into a conference room in Alameda County California’s Behavioral Health Care Services (BHCS) building to discuss the steps the county can take […]