Mental Health in Underprivileged Children: Analyses of Psychotropics and Mental Health Services


Roberto R. Rodriguez (Editor)
Rodney A. Young (Editor)

Series: Children’s Issues, Laws and Programs, Health Psychology Research Focus
BISAC: PSY036000

Experts have concerns that children with mental health conditions do not always receive appropriate treatment, including concerns about appropriate use of psychotropic medications (which affect mood, thought, or behavior) and about access to psychosocial therapies (sessions with a mental health provider). These concerns may be compounded for low-income children in Medicaid and children in foster care populations who may be at higher risk of mental health conditions. This book examines the use of psychotropic medications and other mental health services for children on Medicaid and in foster care; and other related Health and Human Services (HHS) initiatives. (Imprint: Novinka )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Children’s Mental Health: Concerns Remain about Appropriate Services for Children in Medicaid and Foster Care

Psychotropic Medication Use by Children in Child Welfare
(L.F. Stambaugh, L.K. Leslie, H. Ringeisen, K. Smith, D. Hodgkin, National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being)

Promoting the Safe, Appropriate, and Effective Use of Psychotropic Medication for Children in Foster Care
(Administration for Children and Families)


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