Downloads

Youth Guide on Psychotropic Medications

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), in collaboration across many agencies including SAMHSA, has created a Youth Guide on Psychotropic Medications and it is now officially “live.”  You can download the Guide at the following web address:

http://www.nrcyd.ou.edu/psych-med-youth-guide

As indicated on the National Resource Center for Youth Development website, this new guide —written specifically for youth in foster care with input from youth and professionals— looks at ways to handle powerful feelings and behaviors and make healthy choices. Understanding how psychotropic medication can help and what other options are available can be challenging. This guide can help you decide what’s best. Making Healthy Choices includes useful information, questions to ask, worksheets, and tips on:

  • Recognizing you need help
  • Knowing your rights about your health and who can help you make decisions
  • Considering your options, including helpful approaches other than medication
  • Making decisions about how best to stay healthy
  • Maintaining treatment (taking medication safely and continuing or stopping treatment after leaving foster care)

A Spanish version is also being completed and should be posted by the early Fall.

DEEC MA Child Placement & Adoption Regulations

Please be advised that these regulations are not the official version of the regulations. As is the case with all state regulations, the official versions are available from the Secretary of State's State Publications and Regulations Division, through the State Bookstore, Room 116, Boston, MA 02133 or by calling (617) 727-2834. Official regulations also may be ordered from the State Bookstore on-line at http://www.sec.state.ma.us/spr/sprcat/catidx.htm. While EEC strives to keep the regulations current, that is not always possible. In the case of any discrepancy between the version on this site, and the official Code of State Massachusetts Regulations published by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of State's version takes precedence.

Please see or download the Massachusetts DEEC Child Placement & Adoption Regulations by clicking the link below:

DEEC Child Placement & Adoption Regulations

DCF CT Foster and Prospective Adoptive Families - Agency Regulations


Please see or download the DCF Connecticut Foster and prospective Adoptive Families - Agency Regulations by clicking the link below:

DCF CT Foster and Prospective Adoptive Families Regulations

These regualtions can also be accessed on-line at http://www.ct.gov/dcf/cwp/view.asp?a=2639&Q=328880