Study Finds Foster Kids Being Medicated Without Proper ConsentDespite an outcry in 2009 over a 7-year-old's apparent suicide, a draft report from the research arm of Florida's child-protection system shows that foster children are still being put on psychotropic medications without caregivers following proper procedures.
Fmr. Foster Child Sues Agencies Over Alleged MolestationA former foster child in Broward county is suing the agencies charged with protecting him over allegations that a foster parent sexually abused him.
On Opening Day, Florida Senate Pushes Plan For Child Welfare Reform Senate President Don Gaetz on Tuesday vowed to make reforming Florida's child-welfare system a top priority of the 2014 legislative session, as a Senate panel continued its push for specific proposals to do the job.
Five Years After Boy's Suicide, Findings Could ResurfaceThe suicide of 7-year-old Gabriel Myers in foster care shocked the child-welfare system in 2009. It led to a series of recommendations about Florida’s use of psychotropic medications on foster kids and how to protect already-traumatized children from sexual abuse by other abused children.
Feds Holding Hearing On Pysch Drugs Prescribed To Foster Kids
DCF Says Boy Hanged Himself Due To “Neglect”Two years after a seven year-old boy hanged himself in a Margate foster home, CBS4 News has learned that the Department of Children and Families has reversed its earlier finding that the hanging was an “accident” at the boy’s own hand.