Psychotropic medication management in a residential group care program

Douglas F. Spellman, Annette K. Griffith, Jonathan C. Huefner, Neil Wise, Ellen McElderry, Laurel K. Leslie

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This article presents a psychotropic medication management approach that is used within a residential care program. The approach is used to assess medications at youths' times of entry and to facilitate decision making during care. Data from a typical case study have indicated that by making medication management decisions slowly, systematically, and based on behavioral data, it is possible to make changes to psychotropic treatment that have a positive effect on youth behavior and psychological well-being.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-167
Number of pages17
JournalChild welfare
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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