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Child Abuse Reporting - California Tools and Resources #TeenHealthLaw

“Mandated reporters” are required by law to report suspected child abuse or neglect. Who is a mandated reporter? What is “reportable” abuse? The tools...
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Confidentiality - California Tools and Resources #TeenHealthLaw

Many laws and regulations impact the confidentiality of and access to medical information. The materials on NCYL's hub for consent and confidentiality...
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Consent - California Tools and Resources #TeenHealthLaw

In most cases, parents must consent to health care on behalf of their minor children. However, there are situations in which minors must or may...
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Addressing the Over-Medication of Foster Youth

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Curbing the High Rates of Psychotropic Medication Prescriptions Among Children and Youth in Foster Care

This brief analyzes conditions contributing to the over-prescription of psych meds in foster care systems, identify promising interventions, present...
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Improving California’s Multi-System Response to Commercially Sexually Exploited Children: Resources for Counties

This toolkit contains the following: Executive Summary: this summary defines the scope of the CSEC Problem in California and includes recommendations...
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Implicit Bias in the Child Welfare, Education and Mental Health Systems

Youth of color are overrepresented at every stage of the juvenile justice process. Much of the literature that discusses this overrepresentation...