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HEARING: Chairman Reichert Announces Hearing on Caring for Our Kids: Are We Overmedicating Children in Foster Care?

May 29, 2014

Focus Of The Hearing
This hearing will focus on what is known about the use of psychotropic medications by children in foster care, how States have implemented recent Federal laws designed to ensure such medications are used appropriately, and how the Federal government can continue to work with States to improve the oversight of these medications to ensure youth in foster care receive appropriate help.

Witness List

JooYeun Chang
Associate Commissioner of the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Dawna Zender Hovenier
The Mockingbird Society

Phil McGraw, Ph.D.
Talk Show Host, Dr. Phil

Michael Naylor, M.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Chicago School of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

Stephen Lord
Director, Forensic Audits and Investigative Services, Government Accountability Office