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


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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