Funder: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and Administration for Children, Youth and Families
June 1, 2013 | Webinar
This CHCS webinar series is designed to help states seeking to improve systems for the monitoring, oversight, and reduction of inappropriate psychotropic medication use for children and youth in foster care.The webinars feature presentations from experts in the field and agency officials who have been involved in system change efforts in their own states. These learning sessions are part of the technical assistance provided to a virtual learning community of states focused on this topic and coordinated by CHCS.
This webinar series is supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration under a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Children, Youth and Families.
Red Flags and Response Systems for the Oversight and Monitoring of Psychotropic Medications: Wyoming and Maryland
Presenters from Maryland and Wyoming described their states’ red flags and response systems, highlighting program design, data collection/monitoring strategies, program evaluation, and lessons learned. October 2014
This webinar described how telephonic psychiatric consultation programs can be a core component of regional or statewide efforts to improve access to appropriate behavioral health services and reduce inappropriate use of psychotropic medications among children and youth. June 2014
During this event, speakers from Ohio and Texas highlighted their states’ efforts to engage providers, caseworkers, families, and youth in improving the use of psychotropic medications among children in foster care. April 2014
This webinar explored Oregon and Rhode Island’s successful efforts to develop and implement cross-system data-sharing mechanisms for better oversight and monitoring of psychotropic medication use among children and youth in foster care. January 2014
This webinar highlighted Connecticut and Texas’ efforts to implement trauma-informed approaches to behavioral health care within their child welfare agencies, with a focus on design, implementation, and outcomes. November 2013
The Use and Financing of Non-Pharmacologic Evidence-Based Practices: Alternatives to Psychotropic Medications
This webinar explored the interface between evidence-based practice approaches and care coordination using fidelity wraparound for children with significant behavioral health challenges, including those in foster care. September 2013
This webinar described the efforts of the PMQIC data workgroup to develop common measures and definitions for tracking psychotropic medication use among children in foster care. July 2013
This webinar offered “how-tos” on agency consent for psychotropic medications for children in foster care, highlighting three state models that rely on medical expertise to inform consent decisions. June 2013