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Monitoring of Psychotropic Medications in Children and Youth

Presenter: Kamala Allen, Center for Healthcare Strategies

This webinar will inform participants about the role psychotropic medications play in the treatment of children and youth with serious behavioral health needs and how systems of care can improve the quality of behavioral health care for this population. The session will include data on rates of use and expense in the Medicaid-insured child population based on a recent Center for Healthcare Strategies study. It will also describe promising – often collaborative – practices being undertaken by state child welfare, Medicaid and behavioral health departments. The speaker will also share a set of key elements for designing and implementing an effective psychotropic medication oversight and monitoring program.