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Making Healthy Choices: A Guide on Psychotropic Medications for Youth in Foster Care


Everyone can benefit from learning what to do to be healthy. Young people in foster care have a lot of stressful things to deal with in their lives. Often they hurt a lot inside. Sometimes their coping skills are overwhelmed. They may need extra help in figuring out how to handle their feelings and improve their health.

Teens who are sad or angry may feel better if they talk to someone they trust, do a favorite hobby, or exercise or play sports. Youth who feel really bad or act in unexpected ways often need help and support from other people.  Sometimes, they need therapy and/or medication that can help them control their emotions and behaviors.

Medical Guide for Youth


Making decisions about your health and psychotropic medications involves several steps. This guide presents valuable information for youth in foster care related to each step. Depending on your situation, selected sections or the entire guide may be useful to you.

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The Iowa Department of Human Services, Iowa Medicaid Enterprise has established a website that contains information on the Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) program. The NEMT program services are available to eligible Medicaid members who need a ride to get to their medical appointments.  For more information   CLICK HERE


Non Emergency Medical Transportation Brochure

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