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Children’s Rights In the News

15 July 2019 Washington Post
Missouri works to settle lawsuit on medicine for foster kids

The lawsuit claims psychotropic drugs are often prescribed as “chemical straight-jackets” for foster care children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or conduct disorder even though there are few to no Food and Drug Administration-approved uses for the drugs among children.

Missouri works to settle lawsuit on medicine for foster kids
15 July 2019 New York Times
Missouri Works to Settle Lawsuit on Medicine for Foster Kids

“For too long, Missouri’s most vulnerable children have been subjected to powerful drugs with little state accountability or oversight,” Samantha Bartosz, an attorney at the national advocacy group Children’s Rights, said in a statement.

Missouri Works to Settle Lawsuit on Medicine for Foster Kids
27 June 2019 The Journal-Courier
Michigan to pull plug on child-welfare computer system

As Michigan moves to pull the plug on a computer system whose poor performance has made it difficult to track progress in foster care reform, Samantha Bartosz comments on improvements the state has committed to: “They can say, ‘This home is unsuitable.’ They can demand certain things be done.”

Michigan to pull plug on child-welfare computer system

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