Resource Guide: Children in Foster Care
The federal government has not done enough to protect America's foster children from being over-medicated with powerful mind-altering drugs, according to recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Thousands of children in the states the GAO investigated -- Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregan and Texas – were being prescribed psychiatric medications at doses higher than the maximum levels approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Here is a resource guide of organizations that help the country's nearly 425,000 foster children.
Children's Rights: One of the country's foremost advocacy organizations for children. Uses the power of the courts, policy analysis and public education to ensure that children who are abused and neglected receive the care and services they need, and that they grow up in permanent and loving homes.
Generations United: A national membership organization focused solely on improving the lives of children, youth and older people through intergenerational strategies, programs and public policies.