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Florida’s Foster Kids & the Baker Act.

Florida’s Foster Kids & the Baker Act.

Join an instructional webinar for child advocates regarding the foster care system and the Baker Act. About this Event   Please join us as we discuss options of improvement for the overall system and neglected children’s rights.   In the United States,...
The Baker Act – Online Conference

The Baker Act – Online Conference

Free Webinar on the Florida Mental Health Law, the Baker Act. Hear from a law expert. (3 CE Credits) About this Event Join us for a complimentary Zoom Webinar. The Baker Act in Florida allows a child, an adult or an elder to be involuntarily sent for a psychiatric...
The Baker Act – Online Conference

The Baker Act – Online Conference

Free Webinar on the Florida Mental Health Law, the Baker Act. Hear from a law expert. (3 CE Credits) About  this Event Join us for a complimentary Zoom Webinar. The Baker Act in Florida allows a child, an adult or an elder to be involuntarily sent for a psychiatric...

Florida’s Baker Act is a Danger to All

If you found out that someone was involuntarily committed to a psychiatric hospital, you might assume the person must have some serious mental health problems and needs to be removed from society to get some help. This is not the typical case. In fact, every 1 ¼ minutes, someone is involuntarily committed so it is not logical that there are that many people out there that need to be committed, or “Baker Acted,” as it is known in the state of Florida. Instead of this law protecting individuals, it poses a dangerous threat to anyone.

Why Mental Health Care Stigma Exists

More on Action Alert and News Update on the psychotropic drugging of Foster Care children:

“More than 8% of children in foster care have received antipsychotic medication, and just over one quarter of those in foster care who also receive disability benefits take these drugs, according to a recent studyin the journal Pediatrics…    The numbers...

Walking for Mental and Physical Health

Simply taking a walk can be a powerful pill for mental, as well as physical health, say many authorities. When one considers the benefits, walking does make sense. After all, they allow us to view the beauty of nature, to encounter other members of the human race, to...