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NSCAW Data Shows Correlation Between Psychotropic Medication and Children in Welfare

August 31, 2012  |  SFCASA Blog

If you are curious about the use of psychotropic medication among children in the child welfare system, a research brief released by the Administration for Children and Families Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation is a good source for information. Data from the second National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW II) was utilized to answer questions concerning psychotropic and antipsychotic medications used by children within the welfare system, as well as the type of behavioral services these children received. The NSCAW II study data, which drew from the cases of 5,873 children in the child welfare system, was collected between 2008 and 2010. For research results, click here.

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