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Calls to Action
May 20, 2007 permalink
John Dunn is suggesting two actions to help reform children's aid. First, apply for membership. Second, tell him (and a reporter) of any children forced to take psychotropic medications.
I would like to challenge everyone to at least apply to a CAS for a membership. Sometimes the receptionist does not know what you are talking about when you ask for a membership, so if that does happen, just ask to be put through to the Executive office.
Request a membership application form and get back to us on the list if you have done so. I would like to start an association of children's aid society members. You can join the list now at groups.google.com/group/oacasm/about
Here is her message.
Please respond to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of "kids on drugs" so I know it is about this.
PLEASE DISTRIBUTE FAR AND WIDE:
===Reporter Email ===
Further to our conversation, I'm writing an article about the use of psychotropic medication in the child welfare system. The number of kids in care on drugs prescribed to deal with various diagnoses like ADHD and anxiety is definitely a lot higher than in the mainstream population, and there's some suggestion that drugs are being used as a chemical restraint.
I'm looking for kids, or their families, who are being or have been prescribed psychotropic medication while in the child welfare system and would like to talk about the experience.