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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...

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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 parents were appalled at how many...

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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....

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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. Miami Herald...

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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 foster children draws...

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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 doctors...

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