A Guide for Public Child Serving Agencies on Psychotropic Medications for Children and Adolescents

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This document, developed by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), provides information to service providers in community-based systems of care, and families, regarding the role of psychotropic medications in a youth’s treatment plan. It will give guidance to service providers on what to look for in the youth and how best to collaborate with psychotropic medication prescribers before, during, and after a course of treatment with a psychotropic medication.

This document was developed by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent
Psychiatry’s Committee on Community-Based Systems of Care with partial funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services.** AACAP gratefully acknowledges those that provided assistance in drafting, reviewing and editing the document. A special acknowledgment goes to Peter Metz, M.D., chair of the subgroup.

Publication Date: 2/2012

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