NATIONAL DRUG FACTS WEEK BEGINS JAN. 28, 2013; OBSERVANCE PROVIDES TEENS WITH INFORMATION ON THE SCIENCE ABOUT DRUG ABUSE
Making Healthy Choices: A Guide on Psychotropic Medications for Youth in Foster Care
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 youth 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)
Schedule A Hiring Information…
Learn how the Schedule A Hiring Authority (Schedule A) can benefit youth and young adults with disabilities who are interested in a career with the Federal Government. Find information on who can use Schedule A, how youth can document that they are eligible, and how to apply for a federal job.
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Visit Disability.gov for more information about job training, job search and career planning tools, as well as laws that protect the rights of job seekers and employees with disabilities. Also, check out Disability.Blog to read and comment on articles about other employment-related topics.
Calling All Youth!
The Federation of Families of South Carolina wants you to join an education and support network for youth, ages 12-21 with mental health issues and/or co-occurring drug and alcohol problems. Siblings and friends are also welcome.
The support network will have educational workshops to help you learn more about mental health disabilities and current youth topics that are important to you and your friends.
Receive the support and help you need when you need it. You are not alone.
If you are interested in joining a Youth Support Network in your area or starting a Youth Support Network, contact:
Youth MOVE SC Program Coordinator
Federation of Families of SC
866-779-0402 (toll free)
Email Jenah Cason
Demi Lovato receives special recognition for sharing her story and breaking the silence about mental health. To read the article, click on the link below.