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CWDS Curriculum

Psychotropic Medication Training

Level:           Advanced Practice – (Lineworker, Supervisor, Manager)

Credits:        6

Intended Audience:  Lineworkers, Supervisors and Managers

Intended Objectives:

  • Trainees will be able to locate and utilize the correct state required forms (JV-217 through JV-224) when a medical provider is starting or continuing a psychotropic medication for a child or youth in foster care.
  • Trainees will be able to name at least three key points in the laws and regulations that govern administration of psychotropic medications to children and youth in foster care in California.
  • Trainees will value ensuring that the voices of children, youth, and young adults are incorporated into treatment plans and medication decisions.
  • Trainees will value working with a multi-disciplinary team to understand and manage the use of psychotropic medication by children, youth, and young adults in foster

Topics Include:

  • Guidance for professionals to create treatment plans and team with families and other professionals to make and monitor treatment decisions
  • Information about the uses, benefits, and risks of psychotropic medication
  • Information about trauma and how it can inform care and treatment decisions
  • Information about how to locate and use the forms and informational materials in the court approval process
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