Arizona heightens oversight of medications for foster children

“I constantly felt stoned and high,” says Luna, now 28, who has since been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. “You’re never given the chance to properly grow. … Therapists ask, ‘How’s your medication?’ Not ‘How are you?’” Arizona foster children were 4.4 times more likely than nonfoster children on Medicaid to be prescribed powerful psychotropic Continue reading…

Children’s Champion Honored

LD-10 Sen. David Bradley’s tireless efforts on behalf of Arizona’s kids will be recognized this weekend in Phoenix. Bradley is set to receive the Arizona Friends of Foster Care Foundation’s J.Robert Pierson Award for lifetime achievement as a legislator, counselor and child welfare and mental health services administrator. The ceremony is set for 4-6 p.m. Continue reading…