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Making Healthy Choices: A Guide on Psychotropic Medications for Youth in Foster Care

A guide for youth to help them in making decisions about their health and psychotropic medications involves five steps plus one:

  • How do I know if I need help?
  • What are my rights?
  • What are my options?
  • What information do I need?
  • How do I make sure I am taking my medication safely?
  • What should I do about medication when I am leaving foster care?

This guide presents valuable information for youth in foster care related to each step. Depending on your situation, selected sections or the entire guide may be useful to you. The guide’s checklists and worksheets can help you organize your thoughts. Link to pdf Guide