Blog Post #7

Works Cited

DeAnna Harris-McKoy Andrea S. Meyer Lenore M. McWey Tammy L. Henderson. “Substance Use, Policy, and Foster Care.” Substance Use, Policy, and Foster Care. DeAnna Harris-McKoy,  Department of Family & Child Sciences, Florida State University, Sandels Building, Tallahassee, FL  32306-1491, USA., 2013. Web. 23 June 2015. <;.

Krebs, Betsy Pitcoff, Paul. “Beyond the Foster Care System : The Future for Teens.” Ebrary: Server Message. Rutgers University  Press, 2006. Web. 23 June 2015. <;.

Melissa Jonson-Reid, Richard P. Barth. “From Placement to Prison: The Path to Adolescent  Incarceration from Child Welfare Supervised Foster or Group Care.” From Placement to Prison: The  Path to Adolescent Incarceration from Child Welfare Supervised Foster or Group Care. Copyright ©  2015 Elsevier B.V, 2000. Web. 23 June 2015.  <;.

Sonya J. Leathers. “Placement Disruption and Negative Placement Outcomes among Adolescents in  Long-term Foster Care: The Role of Behavior Problems .” Placement Disruption and Negative  Placement Outcomes among Adolescents in Long-term Foster Care: The Role of Behavior Problems.  University of Illinois at Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work, 1040 W. Harrison Avenue,  Chicago, IL 60607, USA, 2005. Web. 23 June 2015.  <;.

Susan DosReis, PhD, Yesel Yoon, BA, David M. Rubin, MD. “Antipsychotic Treatment Among Youth in  Foster Care.” Antipsychotic Treatment Among Youth in Foster Care. PEDIATRICS Vol. 128 No. 6,  2011. Web. 23 June 2015. < e1459>.

Substance use, policy, and fostercare

1. The Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) may have an impact on parents struggling with alcohol or other drug (AOD) problems, who are appealing the termination of their parental rights.

2. Many parents of children involved in the foster care system report problems with alcohol or other drug use. Connection between parental AOD use and foster care.

3. Parental rights are highly protected and represent one of the fundamental rights protected by common law and judicial court decisions. Judges must consider if clear and convincing evidence has been presented and what is in the best interest of the child to  take the child away from parents.

4. Parents with alcohol or drug use issues are at risk for problematic parenting practices directly or indirectly due to substance use.

5. Mothers were the sole appellant in 72% of the cases. Fathers were the sole appellant in 15% of the cases, and 13% of the cases involved both parents. The median number of children involved in the appeals was 2.

6. All the children were removed from their home and placed in the care of state CPS. When removed, the majority of the children were placed in traditional foster care, meaning state’s custody, whereas four children (7%) were placed in kinship care placement. In 8% of the cases, children were placed first in kinship care, then in foster care, or vice versa. Detailed information was limited because lower court records housed the details of each case.

Beyond the Foster Care System : The Future for Teens

1. First chapter made me sad. The girl was so jaded she could not even look him in the eyes. Growing up my dad told me I had to look in peoples eyes to see what they are really thinking.

2.  The kids themselves complain of lack of education.

3. The children are focused on their rights and what they people can and cannot do to them.

4. Even when they solved a problem for a teen the system never changed so the problem would arise again.  Continuos circle of events.

5. Greatest failure of system was its lack of preparing teens for the ” real world”.

6. The system failed to prepare  teens to reach their potential as individuals and citizens. Never had encouragement to succeed.

7. Even though they created a way to help and benefit children in foster care with the problems listed above, the system did not want to reform.

From Placement to Prison: The Path to Adolescent  Incarceration from Child Welfare Supervised Foster or Group Care.

1. Studies have found that a lot of youths who exit foster or group care experience negative outcomes such as poor mental health or incarceration.

2. poor outcomes may result despite child welfare services because of the developmental harm children may have suffered prior to entering care.

3. The ethnic breakdown is African American 37 percent; Caucasian, 36 percent; Hispanic, 25 percent; Other, 2 percent. in 1997. Did it rise or fall?

4. Children placed for any other reason but physical abuse, sexual abuse or neglect were deleted from the analyses.

5.About 11 percent of children in our sample had four or more placements in the first spell and about 20 percent of the children and youth had more than one spell in foster care. Children with multiple spells in care became increasingly likely to enter CYA. (California Youth Authority).

Placement Disruption and Negative Placement Outcomes among Adolescents in  Long-term Foster Care: The Role of Behavior Problems

1. Results suggest that integration in the foster home might be an important aspect of placement adaptation that should be considered during service planning for foster youth in long-term foster care.

2. Changes in placement pose significant risks to foster children’s well-being.

3. This study used data from a larger study of placement experiences that involved completing telephone interviews with the foster parents and caseworkers of 199 young adolescents in 1997 or 1998.

4.children were selected randomly from all 12- and 13-year-old children who had been in non-relative family foster care for 1–8 years in Cook County, Illinois. In Illinois, 75% of the children placed in foster care statewide are from Cook County, which includes Chicago.

5. Behavioral problems were measured using questions assessing the severity of oppositional defiant and conduct disorder symptomatology from the Children’s Symptom Inventory.

6. The Child Symptom Inventory. 31% of the youth were rated by their foster parents as having conduct disorder and/or oppositional defiant symptoms in the severe range. An additional 29.9% had conduct disorder and/or oppositional defiant symptoms in the moderate range. Foster home integration scores were relatively high, with a mean score of 4.24 on a scale ranging from 1 to 5, with 5 representing the highest level of foster home integration.

Antipsychotic Treatment Among Youth in  Foster Care

1.High rates of psychotropic use among youths in foster care is a major national concern, which has led to intense scrutiny about its appropriateness in this vulnerable population.

2. Of the 637, 924 youth continuously enrolled in Medicaid, 16, 969 (2.7%) had a health or behavioral health visit associated with a psychiatric diagnosis and received an antipsychotic medication in 2003.

3. The average days of antipsychotic use differed significantly across Medicaid program categories of youth with any antipsychotic use.

4. This is the first study that examined concomitant antipsychotic use among subgroups of youth in foster care.

5. There might be a number of clinical decisions for using antipsychotics concomitantly that are not captured in administrative data.

6. The growing complexity of antipsychotic medication use among youths calls for research on the effect of dosing and drug-drug interactions on weight gain and metabolic adverse effects.

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