These are "Chemical Restraints" Resources
Please also see:
Children and Medication for "ADHD" || Children and Medication for "Behavioral Disorders"
Children and Medication for "Early Puberty" || Children and Medication for Depression
General Children and Medication Resources
(click here for Organizations/Agencies)
Advocates Alarmed By Drugs Used For Kids
The Miami Herald, May 7, 2001
Advocates Criticize Medicating Foster Kids
The Miami Herald, April 12, 2001
'Cadillac' Plan New Foster Kid Approach
The Miami Herald, June 2, 2001
Children & Psychotropic Drugs: What's an Attorney to Do?
ABA Child Law Practice, June 1997
City Agency's Psych Drugs Imperil Foster Kids
New York Post, April 16, 2001
Children and Psychiatric Medications
Information for parents amd professionals from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
Few Psychotropics Have Data for Use in Children
Pediatric News 33(3):27, 1999
Foster Workers Can't OK Kids' Pills
The Miami Herald, May 1, 2001
Psychiatric Medications for Children & Adolescents: Questions to Ask
List of suggested questions parents should ask before agreeing to psychiatric medication treatment for their children and adolescents, from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
Report Decried Giving Drugs to Kids
The Miami Herald, May 11, 2001
Rights for All: Betraying the Young
Report from Amnesty International USA about abuses in the juvenile justice system, including the use of "chemical restraints" in juvenile detention and correctional facilities.
The Role of Psychotropic Medication in the Treatment of Children in New York's Mental Health Inpatient Settings
The New York State Commission on Quality of Care, November 1992
Seclusion and Restraints
Information, fact sheets, and legislative info, from the Child Welfare League.
Treatment of Children with Mental Disorders
Answers to frequently asked questions about the treatment of mental disorders in children, includes a medications chart.
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(click here for Articles/Information/Research)
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
3615 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20016-3007
Phone: (202) 966-7300
Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities
1100 Glendon Avenue, Suite 850
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (310) 794-2583
Child Welfare League of America
2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 250
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: (703) 412-2400
National Institute of Mental Health: Treatment of Children with Mental Disorders
6001 Executive Blvd.
Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Phone: (301) 443-4513
Report from NIMH on the treatment of children with mental/emotional disorders; includes sections on medications and other treatments; info on commonly-prescribed psychotropic medications, side effects, and the approved ages for prescriptions.
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