The Impact of “Drugging Our Kids” with Karen de Sá
On this week’s episode we discuss new child mental health legislation, an investigation into abuse at Head Start programs, and child poverty in America continuing to plummet.
Guest Interview Details
A recent study found that the use of antipsychotic medications on California foster youth has dropped by more than 50%. The Imprint’s executive editor, Karen de Sá, joins to discuss her investigative series Drugging Our Kids, which nearly a decade ago helped to prompt a number of policy changes in the state when it came to powerful psychiatric meds and youth in foster care.
Statement of Administrative Policy on the Mental Health Matters Act of 2022 https://bit.ly/3SuHaAh ACF Should Improve Oversight of Head Start To Better Protect Children’s Safety https://bit.ly/3rlyvUP Expansions to Child Tax Credit Contributed to 46% Decline in Child Poverty Since 2020 https://bit.ly/3roMfOI After Prison, He Became a Poodle Professional https://bit.ly/3RqmN5L As His Influence Peaks in Child Welfare Field, A ‘Family Defenders’ Leader Retires https://bit.ly/3BUpdDZ Drugging Our Kids Series: https://extras.mercurynews.com/druggedkids Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7lHeosq-FY Prescribing Antipsychotic Drugs to California Foster Youth Declines Dramatically https://bit.ly/3BcmTaW