Most U.S. states drug force 1/3 of state ward children to take psychotropic medications with almost no mental health services.

In 2014 over 20,000 one and two year old children were forced onto Prozac like drugs and

pharmaceutical companies were fined billions for illegally selling those drugs to pediatricians for use on very young children. 

We need to speak for these children – Find out what your community does to foster children and be a voice for better treatment for abused and neglected children

‘Cutting Edge’ Program For Children With Autism And ADHD Rests On Razor-Thin Evidence

WAMU 88.5

Prozac is a very powerful drug for adults. Why would you give it to a 7-year-old?” Stephanie wondered after the doctor’s visit. “I welled up with all of …

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EXCLUSIVE: ACS rolling out plan to curb psych meds like Prozac, Adderall for foster kids

New York Daily News

Fewer city foster kids will take psychiatric drugs like Prozac and Adderall under a new policy to be rolled out this week by the Administration for …

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Kids At Risk Action Demonstrates how Trauma Impacts Children and how Traumatized Children …

PR Web (press release)

All the Prozac in the world will not fix children broken by trauma and abuse. America put 20,000 one and two-year-olds on Prozac like drugs in 2014, …

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  Antidepressants do work – but children need someone to talk to

The Guardian

Shuffling my feet and wondering how I ended up here, I remember not fully understanding what was happening when I was handed a little green prescription for Fluoxetine – an antidepressant drug often better known as Prozac. Back then, my frame of reference for mental illness was pretty minimal.

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  Migrant Children Drugged Without Consent At Government Centers, Court Documents Show

HuffPost

“ORR routinely administers children psychotropic drugs without lawful authorization,” a memo filed in the lawsuit on April 16 reads. “When youth object …

Immigrant children forcibly injected with drugs at Texas shelter, lawsuit claims – Texas Tribune

‘Shut This Place Down’: Children Drugged and Given Forced Injections at Texas Detention Facility … – Common Dreams

Migrant children describe abuse, being forcibly medicated at youth shelters: lawsuit – WFMYNews2.com

Full Coverage

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  Immigrant children forcibly injected with drugs, lawsuit claims

Reveal (blog)

Medical records show that Bernardez’s son was administered psychotropic drugs at Shiloh. She told Reveal that she repeatedly objected and did not …

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  Lawsuit alleges improper medication of migrant children in federal shelters

Los Angeles Times

However, Justice Department attorneys have said that the shelters meet state standards for administering psychotropic medication – including consent …

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Government-funded treatment center forcibly injected immigrant kids with drugs: legal filings

New York Daily News

Children held at Shiloh Treatment Center, a government-funded facility in Manvel, Texas, described being placed on multiple psychotropic …

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  The most shocking abuse allegations against shelters for immigrant children

Quartz

Separating the children of immigrants from their parents under the Trump administration’s … Shiloh forced children to take psychotropic drugs.

Lawyers: Require permission before medicating immigrant children – Chron.com

Full Coverage

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  Migrant children coming to the US are being sent to shelters with histories of child abuse allegations

PRI

In another shelter, staff gave a child medicine to which she was allergic, … At a facility in Maine run by a behavioral and mental health nonprofit, …

Separated migrant children are headed toward shelters that have a history of abuse and neglect – Texas Tribune

Migrant children sent to shelters with histories of abuse allegations – Reveal

Full Coverage

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  Immigrant Rights Groups Sue Department Of Justice For Giving Psychiatric Treatment To Anxious …

The Daily Caller

The suit, filed in April, alleges the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) administering psychotropic drugs to children in immigrant holding facilities …

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Psychiatric diagnosis common in medicaid-insured children

Medical Xpress

(HealthDay)—About 20 percent of Medicaid-insured children receive a psychiatric diagnosis by age 8 years, according to a study published online …

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Too often, poverty is treated with pills

The Economist

Children whose parents are eligible for Medicaid are much more likely to be prescribed … When it comes to psychotropic drugs, the opposite is true.

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Drugging Our Kids: Big drop in drugged foster kids in California

The Mercury News

Former foster youth Tisha Ortiz, 23, testifies on Monday, April 11, 2016, at the California state Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., during a hearing on Senate Bill 1174. The bill strengthened the power of the California Medical Board to identify and investigate high prescribers of psychotropic medications given …

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Use of psychiatric drugs in foster care system is dropping

Daily Democrat

Dr. Michael Barnett, a psychiatrist who has treated foster youth at group homes, says recent law changes have discouraged doctors from using antipsychotic drugs. But though well-intended, he said it makes it harder to help kids whose problems make them a danger to themselves and others.

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The war on drugs is the war on our children: Reporter’s Notebook

Atascadero News

The latest National Center for Health Statistics report said that 7.5 percent of U.S. children between ages 6 and 17 take the psychotropic drugs for emotional or behavioral difficulties. That statistic is from 2011, so the number must be up, as the trend to over-medicate has gone up drastically since the 90s.

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Prozac Preschool

Pacific Standard

He’s his best self every day,” says Stacy, whose only question is why she had resisted the medication for so long. A surprising number of the nation’s youngest children are being prescribed psychiatric drugs, some younger than preschool, according to health-care industry data on physician prescriptions …

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CCHR Calls for Investigation into the Connection Between Violence and Psychiatric Drugs in the …

EIN News (press release)

Recently the nation and the world was shaken by an act of lethal violence when Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School killing 17 students and teachers. Although there can be many reasons for this horrific tragedy, CCHR warns that the prevalence of psychotropic drug use …

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nstead CCHR is urging Florida lawmakers to immediately look into the connection between psychiatric drugs and the deadly events that transpired in Parkland.[6] For more information on psychiatric drugs and side effects, school shootings, or obtaining educational materials for yourself or an organization, please call CCHR Florida at 727-442-8820, or visit www.cchrflorida.org.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. It was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, who brought the terror of psychiatric imprisonment to the notice of the world. In March 1969, he said, “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health.’” For more information visit, www.cchrflorida.org

  1. https://www.cchrint.org/school-shooters/
    2. https://www.cchrint.org/2017/10/10/another-mass-shooting-another-psychiatric-drug/
    3. http://mynews4.com/news/local/sparks-middle-school-shooter-had-prozac-in-system-day-of-shooting
    4. http://www.wbrc.com/story/15069575/did-accused-killers-doctor-dad-prescribe-medication-to-son
    5. https://www.buzzfeed.com/briannasacks/authorities-were-called-to-alleged-florida-school-shooter?utm_term=.ngEY3ZN70#.rczQp3bNw
    6. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/school-shootings-mental-health-watchdog-says-psychotropic-drug-use-by-school-shooters-merits-federal-investigation-300601826.html

Diane Stein
Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
(727) 422-8820
email us here

Missouri Can’t Dodge Claims of Overmedicating Foster Kids

Courthouse News Service

(CN) – A federal judge refused to dismiss a landmark child advocacy case accusing Missouri of overprescribing psychotropic drugs to children in foster care and failing to maintain adequate medical records to monitor the potential abuse of such drugs. In the first federal class-action lawsuit of its kind, …

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Using ADHD drugs to control ‘non-compliant’ pupils is ‘inhumane’, say experts

Ed Exec

The educational psychologists therefore say that they are deeply concerned about the diagnosis and treatment with psychotropic medication of young children. They say that no child under the age of six should be prescribed drugs such as Ritalin. And older children should only be given these drugs if …

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Autism drugs may alter brain connectivity

Spectrum

More than half of children diagnosed with autism take psychotropic drugs, such as Prozac and Ritalin, to ease features related to autism. The drugs …

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HuffPost

At Shiloh, the class-action lawsuit alleges, staff held down immigrant children and injected them with powerful psychotropic drugs without their parents …

4 days ago

NEWS

Texas Tribune

The psychiatrist who has been prescribing powerful psychotropic medications to immigrant children at a federally funded residential treatment center …

Carbonated.TV (blog)

A psychiatrist who has been prescribing potent psychotropic medications to immigrant children at a federally-funded treatment center in Texas has …

The Forgotten Children: Taxpayers Fund Hundreds of Thousands of Unlawful Family Separations …

IVN News

Family separations at our southwest border reveal the pain when children … funds for medicating taken children, including with psychotropic drugs.

Santa Fe New Mexican

While in detention, the government regularly places the minors on multiple antidepressants, anti-anxiety and other psychotropic medications without …

5 days ago

NEWS

Bloomberg

Immigrant Children Forcibly Medicated While in U.S. Custody, Lawyers Say … The child-separation policy, spearheaded by Attorney General Jeff … procedural fairness” and are forced to take psychotropic drugs against their will and …

8 days ago

NEWS

WFMYNews2.com

Migrant children suffered physical abuse, including forced injections of psychotropic drugs, at private youth shelters contracted by the U.S. government …

Chron.com

The shelter, which typically cares for children who are struggling with mental and emotional issues, is licensed by the state to hold up to 44 children …

9 days ago

NEWS

Los Angeles Times

However, Justice Department attorneys have said that the shelters meet state standards for administering psychotropic medication – including consent …

Mintpress News

“The facility should not use these drugs to control behavior. … children psychotropic drugs without lawful authorization,” according to one memo.

‘Shut This Place Down’: Children Drugged and Given Forced Injections at Texas Detention Facility … – Common Dreams

Full Coverage

Quartz

Separating the children of immigrants from their parents under the Trump administration’s … Shiloh forced children to take psychotropic drugs.

The Daily Caller

The suit, filed in April, alleges the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) administering psychotropic drugs to children in immigrant holding facilities …

10 days ago

NEWS

HuffPost

“ORR routinely administers children psychotropic drugs without lawful authorization,” a memo filed in the lawsuit on April 16 reads. “When youth object …

Immigrant children forcibly injected with drugs at Texas shelter, lawsuit claims – Texas Tribune

Full Coverage

Government-funded treatment center forcibly injected immigrant kids withdrugs: legal filings

New York Daily News

Children held at Shiloh Treatment Center, a government-funded facility in Manvel, Texas, described being placed on multiple psychotropic …

PRI

In another shelter, staff gave a child medicine to which she was allergic, … At a facility in Maine run by a behavioral and mental health nonprofit, …

Migrant children sent to shelters with histories of abuse allegations – Reveal

Separated migrant children are headed toward shelters that have a history of abuse and neglect – Texas Tribune

Full Coverage

Reveal (blog)

Medical records show that Bernardez’s son was administered psychotropic drugs at Shiloh. She told Reveal that she repeatedly objected and did not …

NIMH » Are Children Overmedicated?

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/directors/thomas…/are-children-overmedicated.shtml

Jun 6, 2014 – In the media reports on over-medicating children, this perspective is missing. The possibility that there is a real increase in the number of …

Medicating Kids | FRONTLINE | PBS

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/medicating/

In the one hour documentary Medicating Kids, FRONTLINE examines the dramatic increase in the prescription of behavior-modifying drugs for children.

Videos

Medicating ADHD: Too much? Too soon?

www.apa.org › Monitor on Psychology › December 2001 Monitor on Psychology

The controversial subject of medicating children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was the focus of several APA 2001 Annual Convention …

Medicating Children: The Controversy over “Early Detection …

https://www.psychologytoday.com/…/medicating-children-the-controversy-over-early…

Sep 2, 2010 – Two recent articles in the New York Times make clear that the controversy over whether tomedicate the very young with powerful psychiatric …

Are Children Medicated for Convenience, or Necessity? – Dr. Mercola

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/12/20/medicated-kids.aspx

Dec 20, 2014 – “Americs’s Medicated Kids” reveals that most children nowadays are drugged for “parental convenience,” as opposed to being treated for …

CDC warns that Americans may be overmedicating youngest children …

https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/cdc-warns-that-americans-may-be-overmedicatin…

May 3, 2016 – An eyebrow-raising 75 percent of young children with ADHD received medications, according to the latest government statistics.

Should You Medicate Your Child Who Has ADHD? – Parents Magazine

https://www.parents.com › … › Should You Medicate Your Child Who Has ADHD?

Putting your child on long-term medication is never an easy decision. … We chose to medicate him, not only for him, but also for all the other children in the class …

The Drawbacks to Medicating Children « TheMotherCompany …

www.themotherco.com/2013/02/choice-medicate-child/

Feb 28, 2013 – This is part 2 of a 2-part series on Kids and Medication. Check out the other side of the issue in part 1: “When Medicating Children Makes …

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Medicating Children – Video – NYTimes.com

 

The New York Times

The New York Times – Dec 10, 2016

 

Medicating Kids | FRONTLINE

 

PBS – May 24, 2018

 

The Medicated Child | FRONTLINE

 

PBS – May 24, 2018

Most U.S. states drug force 1/3 of state ward children to take psychotropic medications with almost no mental health services.  In 2014 over 20,000 one and two year old children were forced onto Prozac like drugs and pharmaceutical companies were fined billions for illegally selling those drugs to pediatricians for use on very young children.

Speak for these children – Find out what your community does to State Ward children and be a voice for better treatment for them.

 

 

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