Introduction
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Course Objectives

This training is for CPS staff, foster parents, and residential providers. It is intended to provide helpful information about the State of Texas's expectations for the safe and effective use of psychotropic medications by children in DFPS conservatorship.

Goals and Objectives:

  • Understand that in most cases other interventions should be tried before psychotropic medications.
  • Understand the need for a complete psychiatric evaluation prior to giving psychotropic medications
  • Understand the responsibility of the medical consenter to give informed consent for each psychotropic medication prescribed for a child
  • Understand how psychotropic medications are used