Chapter 3
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Psychotropic Medication Utilization Parameters for Foster Children

  • The Parameters give general principles for doctors who prescribe psychotropic medications to children in DFPS conservatorship.
  • They were developed by a group of experts, such as child and adolescent psychiatrists, pediatricians, pharmacologists, and other mental health experts and are updated regularly.
  • They are based on reliable research and what has worked best in treating other children with similar conditions.
  • They list nine criteria that point out the need to review the psychotropic medications prescribed to a child.
  • The Parameters are available here on the DFPS website.