There is more work to be done to safeguard Florida’s vulnerable children!
CCHR Florida cares about Florida’s foster care children and their right to say “no” to psychiatric drugging. Too many tragic consequences have occurred in our state, among this population of children.
Nov. 20, 1011, in the New York Times, there was an article, titled “Drugs Used for Psychotics Go to Youths in Foster Care”.
In regards to Foster care across the U.S., it states, “In recent years, doctors and policy makers have grown concerned about high rates of overall psychiatric drug use in the foster care system, the government-financed program that provides temporary living arrangements for 400,000 to 500,000 children and adolescents. Previous studies have found that children in foster care receive psychiatric medications at about twice the rate among children outside the system.
The new study focused on one of the most powerful classes of drugs, antipsychotics. It found that about 2 percent of foster children took at least one such drug…”
Full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/21/health/research/study-finds-foster-children-often-given-antipsychosis-drugs.html?_r=1
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Love the CCHR work. Life is a happy, unserious adventure. Most agree to that I believe. Psychs dont though = sadly it becomes an obligation to put them where they belong: behind bars.