Author Archives: cchrflorida

15 Aug
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Help stop psychiatric harm and abuse of children

Help stop psychiatric harm and abuse of children. · Sign the pledge Email your Senators and Representative. · Find who they are PLACING OUR CHILDREN IN THE HANDS OF PSYCHIATRY Wednesday, August 5, 2009 Subcommittees in the House and Senate ...

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14 Aug
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MedWatch

 MedWatch Written by Mental Health Advocate and Executive Director of The Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida Laurie Anspach Psychiatry would have us believe that children can be justifiably used as guinea pigs for their experimental use of mind-altering ...

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13 Aug
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Child-welfare panel: Drugs misused on foster kids

Florida’s mental health system for foster kids relies far too often on drugs, with little oversight, according to a draft report on the suicide of 7-year-old Gabriel Myers. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/southflorida/story/1183698.html BY CAROL MARBIN MILLER cmarbin@MiamiHerald.com Admitting for the first time what ...

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12 Aug
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Regarding Florida Foster Care children, 2009

Many of you may have been watching the Florida newspapers recently and seen the article that spoke about two parents who just adopted two children.  They came forward on the day that Governor Crist was talking about adoption.  The two ...

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23 Jul
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Gov. Charlie Crist urged to stop 'chemical restraint' of foster kids

Gov. Charlie Crist urged to stop ‘chemical restraint’ of foster kids http://ping.fm/7ho8j A pair of adoptive parents are urging Gov. Charlie Crist and lawmakers to stop the `chemical restraint’ of children in state care. BY MARC CAPUTO Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau ...

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23 Jul
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Drug issue arises at Crist’s adoption roundtable

Drug issue arises at Crist’s adoption roundtable http://ping.fm/QW1JF The kickoff for Gov. Charlie Crist’s “Explore Adoption Day,” celebrating what the governor’s office calls record-breaking adoption rates in Florida, didn’t go quite as planned. Crist and Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp—both running ...

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16 Jul
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Don't bend the law when giving foster kids drugs

The Department of Children & Families’ (DCF) study about the lackadaisical use of medication for children shows the agency is taking seriously its mission to protect kids. It should follow through with hefty sanctions for those who ignored the law. ...

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09 Jul
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Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities has its own psychotropic drug problem

Sun Sentinel Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities has its own psychotropic drug problem July 1, 2009 By: Howard M. Talenfeld and Maria E. Abate The use of dangerous prescription medications for children and adults in residential and group home ...

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07 Jul
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Consent for foster kids psychiatric drugs on rise

Florida Times Union More parents, courts approve medication; some fear they aren’t informed decisions. By Brandon Larrabee Story updated at 12:24 PM on Monday, Jul. 6, 2009 TALLAHASSEE – As a task force examining the use of psychiatric drugs by ...

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07 Jul
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Study: Florida's psych drug rules for foster kids ignored

Miami Herald 07.07.09 A new state study found that child-welfare doctors and case workers aren’t following the rules when it comes to the drugging of 6- and 7-year-olds in state care. BY MARC CAPUTO Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau TALLAHASSEE — Child-welfare ...

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