A Youth Guide to Treatment and Treatment Planning: A Better Life
This guide is about the kind of treatment youth get when people are worried about their safety, behavior, ability to be happy, mental health, or relationships.
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Making Healthy Choices: A Guide on Psychotropic Medications for Youth in Foster Care
WHY READ THIS GUIDE?
This guide can help you figure out if certain medications are right for you. It was created by a group of youth who have experienced foster care, doctors, social workers, and others who care about young people. Sometimes your thoughts, emotions, or behaviors get in the way of doing things you want to do. Maybe you’re not able to sleep at night or do your homework or have fun with friends. This guide talks about psychotropic medications—one option that may help you feel better. These medications can have many benefits. They also can cause negative side effects and can be harmful if not used correctly. Once you know more, you can decide whether these medications are a good option for you.