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. 


Webinars

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

Telephonic Psychiatric Consultation Models: Providing Clinical Expertise to Primary Care

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

Improving Psychotropic Medication Oversight and Monitoring: Educating and Engaging Key Stakeholders

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

Facilitating Cross-System Data Sharing for Psychotropic Medication Oversight and Monitoring

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

Trauma-Informed Screening, Assessment, and Treatment for Children and Youth in Child Welfare

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

Quality of Care Measures for the Use of Psychotropic Medication Among Children in Foster Care

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

Models of Agency Consent for Psychotropic Medications for Children and Youth in Child Welfare

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